Family television drama Shining Days <璀璨人生> has been a hit on Hunan Satellite TV since it began broadcasting on August 27. Last week, male lead Peter Ho (何潤東) promised viewers he would publish a nude photograph of himself if the drama’s ratings broke four. The fans responded quickly to the well-built actor’s comments, forcing Peter to make good on his promise and post a daring photo of himself in the shower with his backside exposed.
In Shining Days, Peter plays Zhang Hefan, a rich young man longing for his father’s approval, who finds himself caught between two feuding sisters. One sister is Yu Fei (Li Xin 李沁), who grew up in a single-parent home with an indifferent mother but still retains her optimistic and kind-hearted nature. The other sister is Ye Lin (Kan Qingzi闞清子), a rich young lady who possesses a bit of a princess complex.
Initially, Yu Fei and Ye Lin are as close as sisters – until they discover that they are actually flesh-and-blood sisters. Making matters worse is Ye Lin’s discovery that her beloved Hefan has fallen in love with Yu Fei, who rescued him from kidnappers when they were little. To exact revenge, Ye Lin decides to chase after Yu Fei’s childhood friend, Xia Yuyang (Michael Zhang 張勛傑), as well as prevent Yu Fei from winning back the life of luxury she should have had.
On the evening of September 23, Peter rewarded viewers’ devotion with an update on Sina Weibo. The posted photograph, taken from behind, showed Peter simultaneously showering and brushing his teeth. The accompanying message read, “Thank you everyone for your support of Shining Days! The ratings broke four, so Mr. Durian is here to honor his promise! Every day, let us get up, brush our teeth, and take a bath in order to welcome the shining day!”
The message went on to show Peter poking fun at the other cast members and encouraging viewers to continue watching. “Director, Yuyang, Pingtao, Uncle, (probably not Grandpa…) next time it’s your turn!” he wrote. “Don’t forget to watch soon and continue pushing up the ratings!”
Peter’s revealing Weibo post has since been forwarded more than 44,000 times. Some netizens cheekily responded, “If the ratings break five, will we get a frontal view?” Others were more interested in the identity of the lucky photographer.
This article is written by Joanna for JayneStars.com.