Twenty-three-year-old Qiu Sheng Yi (邱勝翊), commonly known as Prince (王子) from Taiwanese boy band, JPM, possesses an image that loves to play it cool onscreen. His noticeable characteristic that differed from others perhaps served as a popularity boost in his career. Whatever age he is, he has always been in the spotlight.
In spite of Prince’s onscreen coolness, he revealed that he actually has a naughty and fun nature deep down inside. When Prince was only 3 years old, he climbed on top of a coffee table in hopes of reaching for a hula hoop on the wall, which resulted in the TV falling and crashing at his feet. His injury scared the adults. “I received many plasters at the time.” He recalled. “Right now, my feet will still occasionally hurt.”
The nickname Prince started when he acted as a prince in a Shakespearean play back in high school. Thus, when he first entered the entertainment industry, the name had stuck with him. At the start of Prince’s career, he was a temporary performer who was not specialized in dancing nor singing. Prince appeared cool and reserved onstage in the Taiwanese variety show, Lollipop <模范棒棒堂>. Soon enough, his attitude became a unique characteristic that distinguished him from others.
Back in high school, Prince was also in the limelight. As the head of the Leisure Unit and a player on the Track and Field team, he was highly popular, and would always represent his school in competitions. After coming in ninth place in Taiwan for a sprinting race, he attracted the attention of many girls. In fact, Prince began receiving numerous love letters. He exclaimed that he did not even know who some of the girls were, because there were too many. Prince’s high popularity eventually led to the jealousy of a senior student, who had threatened him to watch out and stop being so popular.
Prince never enjoyed studying in school and only studied under his parents’ force. Entering the entertainment industry when he was only a high school student was a good path that brought upon good achievements. Today, Prince is part of a popular band, enjoying his job of acting and singing, which allows him to gradually reveal his lively side.
Source: Apple Daily
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