Huang Xiaoming at the panda base in Ya’an, the area that suffered a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on April 20th. After recording for CHINESE IDOL in Chengdu, Xiaoming made a trip to check up on the pandas there. Unfortunately, his two babies (Ping Ping and An An) were not there that day, but he enjoyed playing with the other pandas all the same.
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From Zhang Shuai’s Weibo.
During the attendance he also had time for an interview which you can see below.
Huang Xiaoming in AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA (中国合伙人).
Source: F Yeah! Huang Xiaoming
Huang Xiaoming with mainland singer Han Hong. The two of them, along with singer Coco Lee and producer Wang Weizhong, will be the judges for the new season of CHINESE IDOL (中国梦之声).
When faced with criticism that he isn’t qualified to judge singers, Xiaoming replied, “I’ve been an artist for so many years. Have I not faced enough doubt? I didn’t think this road would have so many bumps, with all sorts of doubts. But what can I do about it?”
Xiaoming also said that he and actress Zhang Ziyi, who is facing similar criticisms for being a judge on THE X-FACTOR (中国最强音) had bumped into each other recently and discussed this issue. Xiaoming said his aim is to be himself and to do this well. “The one thing you can do is this — don’t be fake. If I can’t stand even this bit of psychological pressure, then I have no right to stand on this stage.”
Han Hong showed her support for Xiaoming, saying, “I believe that the arts are interconnected. I also believe that many people have doubts toward us and Huang Xiaoming. But I want to tell you, please be quiet. Not only can Huang Xiaoming act, he can also sing, and his singing isn’t bad. I think that, based on his many years in the film industry and his artistic perception, he won’t be lacking.”
Even though Xiaoming obviously can’t compete with singers like Han Hong and Coco Lee, he said he can use his business savvy to judge contestants based on their market appeal. He also shared that he won’t be too strict on contestants, but that he will definitely tell them honestly if they’re not fit for the entertainment industry.
Source: F Yeah! Huang Xiaoming
Huang Xiaoming on the May 2013 cover of FORBES CHINA (福布斯). He also made it onto their annual Celebrity 100 list, which ranks Chinese celebrities by their influence. Xiaoming was #8 and is the highest ranked mainland male artist. See a complete list here.
During the interview, Xiaoming joked that every time he meets a twist in life, his leg will get injured. The first time his leg was injured was in 1996, which was when he entered the Beijing Film Academy.
Since FORBES is a business-related magazine, it’s inevitable that the article will talk mostly about Xiaoming’s business efforts and investments. It also mentioned that Xiaoming has a very heightened awareness of crisis. He says, “I’m always worried that if my body or appearance becomes old one day, will I still be able to buy imported milk powder for my kids, or still be able support my parents?” This sense of responsibility fuels his drive to make more money.
Source: F Yeah! Huang Xiaoming
Make sure to check out our post with the full episodes of Chinese Idol:
Full episodes for Chinese Idol 中国梦之声 2013!
At the same time he is actually on the cover for Forbes Magazine which also features an interview. In this interview he talks about his fear that one day his body will be old and his face won't look young anymore which is why he is determined to make the most out of his best years. His aim is to go beyond being the idol of idols who are working on maintaining their own image, but what is far more important wants to become someone else's example. This is what he is now focusing on in his work and with is company.
Huang Xiaoming is known for the amount of work he puts into everything while maintaining a smooth, kind and humble appearance.
Here is the complete Top 10 list from Forbes:
1. Fan Bingbing
The stunning actress has become a magnet for fashion brands looking for star power in a mainland luxury goods market that is poised to become the world’s largest. One client she’s embraced: LV. Can the Fan juggernaut go global?
2. Jay Chou
Taiwan singer, actor and director unveiled his 12th studio album, Opus 12, last December (another “12″). New flick in the works: The Rooftop, being filmed in Taiwan and the mainland, which he stars in and also directs.
3. Andy Lau
Now in his 50s, the evergreen Hong Kong star of song and film stayed popular last year with the movie Blind Detective. Lau’s sixth film with Hong Kong actress Sammi Cheng is in the works.
4. Jackie Chan
Hong Kong movie industry icon last year released what may be his last action film CZ12, or Chinese Zodiac, which he wrote and directed.
5. Zhang Ziyi
Popular actress had hit romantic comedy last year with My Last Star, which she also produced. Appears in this year’s star-laden The Grandmaster kung fu movie, directed by Hong Kong’s Wong Kar-Wai and also starring Tony Leung.
6. Eason Chan
Hong Kong singer and actor Eason Chan ranks high up again this year on the strength of his voice: His “Duo” concerts last year were big hits on the mainland.
7. Yang Mi
Actress was named most popular female singer in mainland China last year in a joint CCTV-MTV event. Last year’s flicks included Love in the Buff, Beijing Love Story and Wu Dang. Has endorsement deals with Pepsi and cosmetics brand Wetcode.
8. Huang Xiaoming
Actor turned up in several successful films last year, including Love in the Buff, An Inaccurate Memoir and White-Haired Witch. Promotes Baleno, Tissot, Olay.
9. Jolin Tsai
Taiwanese singer, a list returnee, released a new album, Muse, last year, backed up with a successful mainland concert tour. Has endorsement detail with Pepsi.
10. Lin Chi-ling
Taiwan TV hostess, model and actress. Most recent success: romantic comedy Say Yes, which took in more than $30 million in China.
Sources: Forbes, Yahoo! News and ent.163.com
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- 拼尽输赢没有意义，好玩才是好的东西。It’s meaningless to stake everything on
- Huang Xiaoming and Du Juan, who will appear together in the
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