Dylan Wang

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Dylan Wang
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Wáng Hè Dì (Mandarin)
Born (1998-12-20) December 20, 1998 (age 19)
Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Other names Wang Hedi, Di Di
Ethnicity Han
Alma mater Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation
Occupation
Years active 2016–present
Nationality Chinese

Wang Hedi (Chinese: 王鹤棣; pinyin: Wáng Hè Dì, born 20 December 1998), also known as Dylan Wang, is a Chinese actor, singer, model and idol. He is best known for his first leading role as Daoming Si in the 2018 television series Meteor Garden, which propelled him to fame in Asia and China.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Wang was born on 20 December 1998 in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China. He is a 16th-level flight attendant and poster model for admission at Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, and also apparently became a professional image spokesperson for flight attendants, all before he debuted in the showbiz business.[3]

Career[edit]

2016–2017: Beginnings[edit]

In 2016, Wang won the overall championship at the "Sichuan Campus Red Festival" (四川校园红人盛典), a ceremony sponsored by several universities and colleges, and officially entered the entertainment industry.[4][5]

In June 2017, Wang participated in the Youku variety show Super Idol hosted by He Jiong, and emerged as the final winner.[6][7] During that period, he was cast by Angie Chai in the 2018 adaptation of Meteor Garden as the male lead.[8][9] Wang appeared in Harper's Bazaar China with his Meteor Garden co-stars Darren Chen, Connor Leong, and Caesar Wu in the November issue.[10]

2018–present: Rising popularity[edit]

Wang rose to fame with his first lead role as Daoming Si in the 2018 television series Meteor Garden, the remake of popular Taiwanese drama series Meteor Garden and based on the Japanese shōjo manga series Boys Over Flowers (花より男子, Hana Yori Dango) written by Yoko Kamio.[11]

In October 2018, it was announced that Wang would join the second season of Hunan TV's variety show The Inn.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Network Notes
2018 Meteor Garden 流星花园 Daoming Si Hunan TV

Variety show[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Role Network Notes
2017 Super Idol 超次元偶像 Contestant Youku Final winner
2018 The Inn 2 亲爱的客栈2 Cast member Hunan TV

Discography[edit]

Year English title Chinese title Album Notes
2017 "We Are Dreamers" N/A N/A Theme song of Super Idol
2018 "For You" N/A Meteor Garden OST with Darren Chen, Connor Leong and Caesar Wu
"Creating Memories" 创造回忆
"Never Would've Thought of" 从来没想到
"Extremely Important” 非同小可
"Don't Have to Think About it" 想都不用想 [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aydee Tie (11 July 2018). "New F4 are ready to charm viewers in Netflix's 'Meteor Garden' 2018 remake". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  2. ^ Lily Grace Tabanera (9 August 2018). "Read Dylan Wang's 'Goodbye Letter' To Dao Ming Si". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  3. ^ "微博校园红人盛典落地西南,联动多方打造蜀地红人成长平台" (in Chinese). Morning Post. 25 November 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  4. ^ "《超次元偶像》何炅不舍落泪 王鹤棣逆袭" (in Chinese). China Daily. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  5. ^ "新版道明寺王鹤棣谈摔面具事件 向何炅哭喊对不起" (in Chinese). Sina Corp. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  6. ^ ""彭于晏"现身《超次元偶像》王鹤棣放话要炸场" (in Chinese). NetEase. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  7. ^ "王鹤棣夺冠超次元偶像 签约五部大戏豪华套餐" (in Chinese). NetEase. 16 August 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Meet the new F4 and Shancai in the 2018 Meteor Garden TV reboot". The Straits Times. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  9. ^ "新F4出道"道明寺"仅18岁 明年还要开演唱会" (in Chinese). Tencent. 9 November 2017.
  10. ^ "新《流星花园》F4登时尚芭莎封面震撼首发" (in Chinese). Huanqiu Fashion. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  11. ^ "王鹤棣"道明寺"演技受认可人气指数名列前茅" (in Chinese). JNNC.com. 22 August 2018.
  12. ^ "《亲爱的客栈2》官宣 刘涛夫妇王鹤棣武艺加盟" (in Korean). Sina. 3 October 2018.
  13. ^ Lily Grace Tabanera (8 August 2018). "Get Your ~Feels~ Ready For Dylan Wang's First Music Video". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 11 August 2018.

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