Above: Chen Xinhao, Ollie, and Akilyar are top favorites in the competition.
TVB and Youku announced new male idol talent competition show, Asia Super Young <亞洲超星團>. After releasing official photos of the 65 contestants, the show immediately started trending on Weibo.
The contestants hail from all over Asia and each has his own distinct style ranging from pretty boy, gentle, elegant, or masculine images. However, many netizens cry out that many contestants are not good looking enough. Only three contestants stand out for their looks and charisma.
The first is 21-year-old Chen Xinhao (陳鑫昊), a member of Yuehua Entertainment’s boyband BOYHOOD. Netizens were drawn to his aegyo sal, flirtatious eyes, and youthful energy. Also a trainee from Yuehua Entertainment, Ollie (奧利) resembles Wang Yibo (王一博) from certain angles. The third eye-catching contestant is Xinjiang’s Akilyar (艾克力亞), who has deep set, elegant features and is regarded as the male version of Dilraba Dilmurat (迪麗熱巴).
On TVB’s side, one of the most well known contestants is 26-year-old Karl Ting (丁子朗). The news of his participation was met with harsh criticism as netizens felt that his looks were not on par with others and could not see any youthful idol traits or charisma. They felt that Ricco Ng (吳偉豪) would have been a better choice. Comments included, “[Karl] doesn’t look like he was born in 1997;” “Hong Kong really doesn’t have any more good looking men;” and “His looks are really not good.”
This article is written by Kiki for JayneStars.com.