Known for his good looks, sweet voice and acting chops, it’s no surprise that Li Yifeng is one of the top actors in China. Although he has been in the industry for more than nine years as a singer and seven years as an actor, Jackie Chan still referred to him as “fresh meat” when he said he wanted to cast the 29-year-old in an anti-drug movie, along with Wu Yifan and Lu Han. Recently, a variety show compared his looks to Lu Han’s, igniting a fan war.
Here’s what you need to know about the actor who’s in the centre of discussion on the Chinese social media site.
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He has a Korean stylist
A user on online forum Pann claimed that Yifeng had switched to a Korean stylist, and compared his older photos to newer ones to show how his style has transformed ever since. In the more recent photos, the Tiny Times actor is seen sporting a style that’s often seen on K-celebs, with coats, skinny jeans and beanies.
He was rumored to be dating Korean actress Lee Dahae
Media outlets speculated that he was dating Dahae, whom he acted with in a drama. He revealed that he dated a Korean woman in a previous relationship, so the media speculated he was talking about his co-star. Last year, rumours of them rekindling their relationship surfaced after he was spotted in Seoul a day before Dahae’s birthday. Her agency has denied the claims.
He was also said to be in a relationship with Yoona
The pair worked together after the Girls’ Generation member appeared in his music video last year. When Yoona had her fan meet in China this year, the actor had recorded a video message, congratulating her for the event, which sparked rumours that they were seeing each other. Another reason for suspecting a relationship? The pair were in the same Chinese city at the same time.
He initially debuted as a singer
Before Yifeng became an actor, he participated a talent show competition and went on to release records before making his acting debut in 2009. He has since acted in more than 20 dramas and movies, in between album and single releases.
He crashed his Lamborghini in May this year
He was ranked in Forbes Chinese Celebrity list
He has picked up quite a few notable awards
Yifeng has at least 15 trophies to his name, both from his work as a singer and an actor. In September this year, he snagged the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Mr Six at the 33rd Hundred Flowers Awards – the Chinese equivalent of the Golden Globes.