Saturday, January 8, 2011

Jonal Chong - the Liar and the Cheat?

Welcome to 2011! First we have Gary Ng cheating and stealing from all the whores, and now we have a self-confessed liar and crook called Jonal Chong, using Photoshop to cheat celebrities and foolish customers who just wanted an expensive celebrity haircut.

We wonder what else is fake about this guy. I won't be surprise if his name and surname are also fake, just like our dear Gary Ng whose IC name is Chen Guilin.

Asiaone reports...
MR JONAL Chong has come clean about his claims as a hairstylist for Nicole Kidman - he has never been near the superstar's golden locks before, a report said on Saturday.

The 48-year-old managing director of Jonal Chong Hair Couture apologised to the public and also said that he would stop using the actress' name in advertisements for his Orchard Central hairdressing salon, The Straits Times reported.

He also admitted to lying about American actress Katherine Heigl and British actor Hugh Grant being his clients.

The report said Mr Chong clammed up when he was asked what was the reason for lying and whether the photo of Kidman and him standing together was doctored.

But Mr Chong asked the public to give him another chance, saying that he had not ridden on Kidman's fame to charge high prices. Haircuts at his salon start at $13.

The admission came on the heels of a my paper report on Friday which mentioned that Case would be looking into Mr Chong's Kidman claims. Case executive director told my paper that they would want to speak with Mr Chong on the concern that consumers might be misled. Case is Singapore's consumer watchdog.

To date, it seems Case would not pursue the matter further. ST reported that the watchdog would drop the matter if Mr Chong stops his misleading advertisements.
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The admission comes in the wake of a report that put two photographs of Kidman - one with Mr Chong and the other with Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar - side by side.

The pictures look almost the same, except for the faces of the two men.

The photograph of Mr Chong and Kidman is also printed on one side of all his business cards. Under his title of "managing director" on the card's reverse side are the words: "Nicole Kidman Exclusively appointed hairstylist".

When asked on Wednesday to explain the similarity between the two photographs, Mr Chong told my paper: "I don't know... I can't explain it. I don't know why Nicole's head is facing the same direction. I don't know why the background looks similar."

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