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2019 is a Year of the Pig according to the Chinese zodiac, and it’s an Earth Pig year!

Ahead of that we thought we’d run through some famous celebrity faces who were born under this Chinese zodiac sign. Pigs are diligent, compassionate, and generous.

They have great determination: Once they set a goal, they will devote all their energy to achieving it.

Though Pigs rarely seek help from others, they will not refuse to give others a hand. It’s said that Pigs are not suspicious people, so they are easily fooled. Here are a list of stars who are prosperous Pigs:


Christopher Lee


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This homegrown actor was born in July 1971, which makes him a Metal Pig.

His lovely wife, Fann Wong, was also born in 1971 but her birthday is in January so she misses out on being under the same sign as her husband.


Lee Ha-nui


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Sometimes known by her English name, Honey Lee, this South Korean actress is a Water Pig. This specific sign is said to prefer quality conversations over futile or insignificant dialogue.

So if you ever meet her in person, skip the small talk!


Joanne Peh


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Will the Year of the Pig be good to Singaporean actress Joanne Peh? We certainly think so! Joanne will embark on a new short film project this year that she will be directing herself.

On top of that, she’ll be celebrating her fifth wedding anniversary this year, which can only mean joy for her.


Jamie Chung


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Asian-American actress Jamie Chung got married recently so we can’t think of how this new year can be any better for her.

We’re sure she’ll find a way to top her beautiful nuptials though, perhaps with a career-making movie?


Carrie Underwood


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After a tough year in 2018 following a freak accident that meant she had to go under the knife to reconstruct her face, Carrie will embark on a tour this year that will she her return to her former stunning self. We can’t wait!


Tessa Thompson


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It’s going to be a HUGE year for the Creed actress as she stars in the Men In Black reboot opposite her Thor co-star Chris Hemsworth.

The stakes are high because the original movie franchise starring Will Smith was such a success but we’re confident Tessa can handle the heat!


Steven Yeun


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Former The Walking Dead actor, Steven Yeun, has his year cut out for him if his 2019 forecast is any indication. He will reportedly have some family issues that will cause tension in his relationship but judging by his happy marriage, we can’t quite believe this prediction.


Elton John


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There’ll be an Elton John movie biopic hitting the cinemas this year and starring The Kingsmen actor Taron Egerton!

So you can rest assured Sir Elton will be getting plenty of coverage in the Year of the Pig.


Kim Hee Chul


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This Super Junior member is set for greater heights this year as he amps up his involvement in his variety show with fellow superstar Min Kyung Hoon, Knowing Brother.

We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!


Winona Ryder


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Netflix juggernaut Stranger Things is set to come back to our screens for its third season on July 4. So expect to see much more of Winona Ryder in the spotlight in the Year of the Pig!




This story was first published on The Singapore Women’s Weekly.