Even though she’s been tapped to play a villain more than once, Bambi Zhu Xudan is a beauty that has been breaking into leading roles lately. It may come as a surprise but Zhu Xudan has been in showbiz for ten years now from beauty pageant regular to actress. Interestingly, there are those who observe that her transformation may also be quite literal when comparing to her older photos.
Zhu Xudan started out as a model at 17 years old when she got her first gig in a commercial. To pursue her dreams to become an actress, she got into the Central Academy of Drama. At one point, she joined at least 8 competitions in four years. There are barely any photos of her back then and the earliest we see of her are photos from 2011 when she was one of the contestants in Crazy for School Beauty 我為校花狂. Comparing her appearance to the present however, she looked different, particularly the eyes.
In 2014, she won runner up in the reality show Miss Star 星姐選舉 in which she looked more like the Zhu Xudan we know today. She appeared as one of the characters in The Ferry Man 2 in 2015 thus launching a career where she’s cast almost exclusively as a supporting character.
Becoming an artist under Jaywalk Studio put her under the wings of established star Yang Mi that paved the way for a role in Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms in 2017. This year, Zhu Xudan starred in Heavenly Sword Dragon Slaying Saber and was praised for beauty as the new Zhou Zhiruo. Speculations about her appearance may never go away, but at the end of the day, it’s the evolution in her career that matters most. Zhu Xudan’s popularity seems to be on rise and it can only get better.