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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.

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