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Meng Yinglei called Gu Li at 7 o’clock the next morning, Gu Li took off her eye mask in a daze. Squinting her sleepy eyes, she reached out and picked up the phone from the bedside table.
“You up yet? I’m already on the way. I’ll be there in half an hour, there’s a traffic jam on the road. we’ll have to leave an hour earlier.”
The time for the photoshoot had already been agreed upon with the photographer and there is a fan meeting in the afternoon. The photoshoot must be completed within four hours, being late will delay the next work schedule.
Meng Yinglei is a person with a great sense of time. He graduated from the Economics School of Formal University.
However, he made a mistake and changed his career to become an agent and the first artist he brought into the industry was Gu Li.
To be honest, at first, neither he nor Gu Li had any confidence in each other. It is impossible to get ahead in this circle without contacts and resources. However, Gu Li was favored
by Shang Jinyan, the president of Shang.
Meng Yinglei’s goal is to put Gu Li in the front line position, as long as Gu Li sits firmly in the entertainment circle, his status will naturally rise.
Therefore, even if the company assigned Gu Li an assistant, Meng Yinglei would always work hard on many important tasks, even tirelessly taking care of every important thing Gu Li needed.
The accumulation of quantity leads to a change in quality, the same could be said of an artist’s reputation. Seriousness and punctuality are the basic moral ethics of the artist. As a manager, his scope of work includes bringing the artist to the workplace on time.
As, Gu Li didn’t go to bed until two o’clock in the morning and had to get up at seven. In the end, she slept for four hours only while having thoughts about the story plot.
No matter how tired she was, she had to get up. Fortunately, she has become accustomed to such a working environment, due to her title being the latest popularity queen in her last life. When she was busiest, she had no rest time at all. She kept running announcements and the crew, either on the plane or in the car. She could only use the fragmented time to rest.
Some people say it’s better to rest if you’re so tired, but in this profession, taking a break today will lose you an opportunity tomorrow. The entertainment industry is growing too fast. Every opportunity is hard-won, without a firm foothold, there is no right to rest.
Everyone thinks it’s easy to make money being in this industry, what they don’t know is that nothing is easy in the world, a lot of hard work and blood are required to earn the fortune.
After getting up and washing, Gu Li simply put on makeup. The youthful and collagen-filled face1[Collagen is a hard, insoluble, and fibrous protein that makes up one-third of the protein in the human body. In most collagens, the molecules are packed together to form long, thin fibrils. These act as supporting structures and anchor cells to each other. They give the skin strength and elasticity. Source.] [ Here, the ‘Collagen-filled face’ is for comparison] in the mirror didn’t hurt her beauty even if she stayed up late. Simply putting on light make-up would be good enough.
Ming Yinglie called Gu Li exactly after half an hour and informed her that he had arrived and was waiting for her downstairs. This time, Gu Li’s assistant Xiaoyu was also in the car.
“You haven’t had breakfast yet, have you? I bought it along the way, you can eat it for the time being.”
Meng Yinglei handed Gu Li a packed box of salad, it had eggs and chicken breast, tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, and broccoli, overall it was low-calorie food with zero fat.
When he said to take a few bites, he meant to take a few bites, female stars in the entertainment industry have been dieting for a long time to look good on the camera. For example, Gu Li herself has not eaten a full meal in the last two years before crossing to this online novel world, normally she ate salads or boiled vegetables with no oil or seasonings. Her height is 1.68 meters(5’5) tall while her weight is 90Ibs, this kind of ratio is considered thin in daily life whereas in the entertainment industry it’s just good-looking.
Of course, Meng Yinglei prepared a salad for Gu Li, apart from his concerns about keeping her in shape, another reason is today’s work, it was inevitable to wear some very self-cultivating clothes when shooting the cover. If you eat too much, it will be ugly to have a small belly when taking pictures, even if you can edit the picture it’s still extremely unsightly for a popular female star to have a small belly.
Gu Li opened the lid and took a few bites. After a few minutes, she stopped and closed the lid.
“Get accustomed to these types of busy schedules, today’s shooting is very important, next month will be fashion week.
This time, the fashion show was directly related to Shang Business. There were many female artists, wanting to get ahead, take jobs and resources away from Gu Li. As a result, Meng Yinglei signed Gu Li up for the fashion show; hoping that this will create more job opportunities for Gu Li.
After some time they arrived at the studio, the staff was already preparing in an orderly manner. Today’s photographer was an Italian, a well-known personality in the entertainment circle. He is like a traditional, handsome Italian guy, tall with dark brown eyes. He didn’t have any expression on his face, not even a smile, except deep eyes.
Generally, people with strong professional competence are always cold and have a critical vision.
Gu Li had also come into contact with such so-called professional people during her previous life, pride and arrogance are their common problems.
“Mr. Robert, I am very happy to work with you. I hope that our filming today can go smoothly. Before that, I hope we can have some effective communication to keep our cooperation better.”
To Meng YingLei’s surprise, Gu Li quickly became animated and was the first to engage with the photographer in a conversation. Gu Li’s fluent English was another surprise that Meng YingLei did not expect.
In his opinion, Gu Li was very bad at socializing and had never shown her talent in foreign languages.
If Gu Li shocked him at this moment, then Gu Li’s next performance can be described as being reborn.
She wore the couture dress prepared by the magazine and performed well in front of the camera. The photographer, who is said to be very difficult, kept patting at her, saying “Yes” and “Good” and “Wonderful” all the time.
It turned out that the four-hour filming lasted only three hours.
“Gu Li, I am very happy to work with you. I had a very happy day. I hope we will have the opportunity to work together again in the future. “
After that, Mr. Robert gave Gu Li a warm hug.
“Unexpectedly, the shoot went smoothly and finished earlier than expected. The fan meeting will be at two o’clock in the afternoon. We still have time to have a meal.”
After saying this, Meng Yinglei took them to a western restaurant. Gu Li still ate only a salad. Xiaoyu felt that Gu Li was too pitiful, so she cut a big piece of beef and shared it with Gu Li.
Today, the Yansha Mall was very lively. There was a long line starting from the pedestrian street. The pedestrians who passed by thought that there was something going on in the mall. After asking, they learned that Gu Li was holding a fan meeting there. Which also doubled as a promotion for the mall.
Thousands of fans held up support lights and slogans waiting in line to enter the venue. To maintain order, the mall arranged dozens of security personnel, as well as police from nearby precinct to supervise the scene.
When the nanny car arrived at the scene, security was in place, but soon fans started to scream one after another when they saw Gu Li.
Gu Li was wearing Armani’s new winter purple sling dress. The layered bright diamond inlaid design integrated perfectly with the gauze fabric and it came with flashing special effects.
“Gu Li, I love you!”
“Gu Li, look at me!”
“Gu Li, you are so beautiful, you are the most beautiful fairy in my heart! “
The fans waved their hands vigorously and yelled hoarsely. Gu Li was followed by a dozen security personnel while she smiled and waved to the fans. The surrounding environment was too noisy and chaotic. The person in charge of the event was afraid of trouble and did not let Gu Li stay outside. A group of people surrounded Gu Li until she was safely inside the mall.
The fan meeting also went smoothly. The entertainment news in the afternoon was overwhelmed by the Gu Li fan meeting, especially the hip-hop dance performed by Gu Li at the meeting, which completely ignited the scene.
Toutiao, Douyin, Weibo, and all other websites have reposted it. The comments by the netizens were as follow:
[God, this is Gu Li? I can’t believe my eyes. I’m afraid that this figure is the reincarnation of a fairy.]
[Gu Li’s dance is so beautiful. I haven’t seen her dance before. I have become a fan.]
[As a student who has studied dance for five years, I can tell you with surety that one can never get this feeling without having a foundation in dance. Every rhythm is the result of hard training.]
[As expected of the goddess I like. She has a beautiful figure, dances so well, and looks so beautiful🤩!!]
[Haha, what’s the point of having the ability to dance and look good-looking, so bad acting!]
[Why are the acting skills bad? I think Gu Li’s acting skills are quite good. Besides, as long as a person is beautiful, who cares how bad their acting is. Some people just want to enjoy the eye candy and don’t care about their lack of talent.]