Rola Chen is a Chinese-born Japanese gravure idol, whose real name is Chen Yi (陳怡).
Born on May 13, 1987 in Hangzhou, Rola participated in the Super Girl Contest and made it into the top 50, being discovered by a music producer who came from Japan.
She first went to Japan in 2006 and made her debut on May 2007. Since then, in Japan, she has appeared in over 33 television programs, over 30 magazines, two radio programs, and released a photo book titled Rola♥Rola.
Her current noted works include her appearance in the 2008-launched NHK educational program "Chinese [language] on TV", where she has appeared as the host alongside Eiko Koike (as the student role) since March 31, 2008.