h, so that’s the inspiration for Chin’s sensational style. In her early days on SBS (she migrated to Australia in 1980 and began working as a translator for the then-fledgling broadcaster), she duly wore the female newsreader uniform of bobbed hair and jacket.
But over the years, she’s become the poster girl for adventurous and idiosyncratic. The outfit she chose for her final SBS bulletin in July – futuristic black plastic – garnered its own headlines, never used a stylist and doesn’t follow fashion. “I just love to dress up,” she says. “I make trends; I don’t follow them.”
It’s the same with her interests.aside from Shakespeare and The Beatles, she admires writer William Faulkner, and does an hour of yoga every day, although “I don’t consider it important”. She’d love to open a bar that serves beer but nothing else.
As for her private life, there’s currently no partner although she’d give up being single for actor Tom Hardy were he to show interest – “He has the most beautiful lips in the world.” As for a family, “I love children but never desired any of my own.” Besides, she’s a terrible sleeper.