On 30 September 2018, Moka Fang, wife of Hong Kong actor and singer Aaron Kwok, posted a series of photographs on China’s social media site Weibo, which garnered thousands of comments from worried fans.
Besides a selfie, the Shanghai model posted a photograph of a weighing scale displaying her weight: 39.1 kg, alongside the caption: “瘦出新高度” which translates to “Taking skinny to new heights”.
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As if her low weight wasn’t worrying enough, the 31-year-old model is rumoured to be pregnant with her second child.
“Being underweight (or overweight) carries an increased risk of pregnancy complications,” says Dr Ann Tan, a gynaecologist at the Women Fertility & Fetal Centre. “A healthy pregnancy should start with a healthy mother whatever her age might be to be of normal weight, with good nutrition and any medical issues under optimal control prior to conception.”
The BMI chart on the Health Promotion Board’s website shows that a healthy body mass index is between 18.5-23, and anything less means a higher risk of nutritional deficiency diseases and osteoporosis.
Moka and Aaron got married on April 18 last year, five months before the birth of their first child together, Chantelle. They celebrated her first birthday at Hong Kong Disneyland last month, where Aaron reportedly let slip to friends that they are expecting again. However, he was evasive when pressed by the media at a red carpet event.
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