8th December 2023 – (Johor Bahru) Amidst the challenges faced in her homeland due to her involvement in a tax evasion scandal, mainland Chinese actress Fan Bingbing has not only weathered the storm but also maintained her international standing. In recent years, she has strategically expanded her career overseas, solidifying her presence on the global stage. In a surprising turn of events, Fan Bingbing recently took to social media to share a snapshot of herself alongside Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar, and the esteemed ruler of the prosperous southern state of Johor. The photo has left netizens astounded by the actress’s influential connections. On 27th October, Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar was elected to a five-year term as Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia with his tenure expected to start on 31st January 2024.
In the captivating image, Fan Bingbing radiates elegance in a vibrant pink gown, clutching a book held by Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar. The Sultan graciously autographed the book, creating a cherished memento for the actress. Expressing her deep gratitude, Fan Bingbing wrote in her social media post, “It is my great honour to meet Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar of Malaysia. I am deeply moved by His Majesty’s grace and thoughtfulness.” The actress further delighted her followers by sharing photos of herself relishing the taste of durian, hailing the country as a paradise for all durian enthusiasts. She even revealed her delight in sampling various varieties of the delectable fruit.
Reports indicate that this remarkable meeting was arranged by Fan Bingbing’s international agent, who accompanied her on this momentous occasion along with her mother. Sultan Ibrahim Iskandar reciprocated the warm gesture by posting their photo on social media, expressing his desire to personally extend his congratulations to Fan Bingbing on her accomplishments. This meeting serves as a testament to the Sultan’s eagerness to meet the esteemed actress, as their paths intertwine in the realms of fame and influence.