Ever wanted to hear dating advice from the guru of love?
Lucky for you, If You Are the One host Meng Fei was in town. Meng Fei took part in a live forum on Sunday 15th November, where he dispensed much wisdom on the hot topic of love.
So sit back, and press play below.
Who & What will be discussed?
You Are The One host Meng Fei is coming to Australia for a special live panel discussion for fans of the show and to help promote SBS 2's forthcoming Australian specials.
Panel Discussion: Cultural, Social and Linguistic Impact of If You Are The One in Australia
Date: Sunday, 15 November 2015
Time: 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Location: Ian and Nancy Turbott Auditorium (Building EE), Western Sydney University Parramatta campus, Cnr James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere
Meng Fei – host of If You Are The One
Mr Meng Fei was born in Chongqing and grew up in Nanjing. He is well known in China, not only as a hugely popular TV presenter, but also for the remarkable success story of his life. Before becoming a news reporter and TV host he worked in various casual jobs, including water delivery, security guard, receptionist, construction site worker and printing assistant in a printing factory. In 1994, he got work by chance as a casual hand with Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation, where he went on to train as a cameraman. In 1996 he became the head cameraman for the documentary series Towards Atlanta. His first breakthrough as a TV presenter came in 2002 when he produced and hosted Jiangsu TV's highest rating news program, Nanjing at Zero Distance《南京零距离》, which won him the national award for best TV host. In 2007 and 2009 he went on to host another two popular reality shows for Jiangsu TV, Best Singers 《绝对唱响》 and Masters and Apprentices《名师高徒》. In 2010, he was chosen to host the first series of If You Are The One. The show's ratings topped every variety show in all of China and made him a household name. In 2012, Meng Fei won "Best Presenter" in the 9th China TV Golden Eagle Awards.
Chen Chen – producer of If You Are The One
Chen Chen holds a Bachelor of Television Production from the Communication University of China and a Masters of Communications from Haihe University of China.
Professor Ien Ang
Distinguished Professor Ien Ang is a Professor of Cultural Studies at Western Sydney University, where she was the founding Director of the Institute for Culture and Society. She has an international reputation as a world leader in the field of Cultural Studies, and her work has been translated in many languages including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, Spanish and German.
Professor Wanning Sun
Wanning Sun is Professor of Media and Communication Studies at the University of Technology Sydney. Her researches include Chinese media and communication, social change and inequality in contemporary China, and diasporic Chinese media and China's public diplomacy.
Joe Sweeney - former If You Are The One contestant
Joe visited China for the first time in 2008 and was captivated by its richness of culture and the warmth of its people. Eager to learn more about China he commenced study in the Chinese language whilst completing his Law degree. Joe has been engaging with China ever since and attributes his many unique experiences to learning Chinese.
Jing Han received her BA and MA in English in China. She came to Australia in 1988 to pursue her PhD in English literature at the University of Sydney and received her doctoral degree in 1995. She joined SBS TV in 1996 as a Mandarin subtitler and is now the head of SBS Subtitling Department.
Jan Fran - Master of Ceremonies (MC)
Jeannette Francis (Jan Fran) is a presenter with The Feed on SBS2. Jeannette writes, produces and presents everything from long form documentaries to short comedy segments for The Feed and in doing so brings her own unique style to her work.
Thanks to SBS2 and Destination NSW ‘If you are the one’, China’s number one dating show is coming to Australia for the filming of their Australian Specials. And this weekend the show’s host Meng Fei will be at the University of Western Sydney, ready to answer your questions.