I once read that in this world with millions of people, there are at least seven who look exactly just like you. And I guess Thai actor Puttichai Kasetsin, or more commonly known as Push, found one of his doppelgangers in the form of Chinese actor-singer, Wang Yibo.
The Thai actor had a brush with a fan who took a picture of him under the impression that he is The Untamed star, Wang Yibo. Push then shared the incident on his social media account saying: “Thank you for asking to take a photo with me, but I am not Wang Yibo… I am Thai actor Push.” Comments quickly came from fans who found the story entertaining. When asked how he feels about it, Push responded: ” Of course I’m very happy! Wang Yibo is very handsome and very popular in Thailand, heard he’s coming to Bangkok for a fanmeeting, hope there’s a chance to see this didi (means younger bro)”.
Aww, I like the positivity from what could’ve been an awkward encounter. Of course, a funny anecdote like this about two equally charming actors is bound to become trending on Weibo. Push saw it received much attention online and took a moment to post on his social media account that he’s honored and happy to have been part of the trending topics on Weibo.
Lmao everyone knows Yuehua always buy trending topics for Wang Yibo to keep him relevant. So obvious. When his dating searches trending few times, all of them got shot down so fast. Yuehua sure try hard for Wang Yibo. Buying positive trending topic every other day and deleting negative topic right away…. all those for a spoilt prince of Yuehua.
Their money gonna be in vain though. because you can tell from his face that his popularity will turn into bubble soon. Meanwhile Xiao Zhan will keep rising and rising.
Xiao Zhan Lover:)
I assume you are Xiao Zhan fan just like me….As his fan we should only focus on Xiao Zhan only leave Wang Yibo and other artists alone, it doesn’t matter to us what they do or what they didn’t.
I don't understand…obviously you are a fan of Xiao Zhan, but does that mean Wang Yibo can't be popular as well? Why must it be a win-lose situation? They are very different and appeal to different people. They seem like good friends.
Typical keyboard coward. Hiding behind the screen under anonymous name to put down a artist and spit rubbish. Such low behaviour.
I like both Xiao Zhan and Wang Yibo. I think they have great chemistry working together. Just recently I noticed that some of Xiao Zhan's fans are showing a lot of hate for Wang Yibo. Looks like they are brought by the rhythm of the recent marketing campaign against Wang Yibo.
It is a well-known fact that Wang Yibo is the target of a high-level black-marketing campaign. Someone paid a lot of money to smear his name. I doubt Yuehua is buying hot searches for him as they have too many artists and trainees to manage, it would be a waste of resources. In fact, it took Yuehua 3 days to respond to those negative topics, and even afterwards, they did not disappear. Wang Yibo was black for a total of 8 days. If Yuehua is so good to him, they would've responded sooner and done a better job at.
As for why someone would spend a lot of money for a smear campaign against Wang Yibo? It is to reduce his popularity and use him as a target to reduce the influence the 'The Untamed' on the current market. Look at all the douban one star ratings and you will notice a trend, many use him as an excuse for a 1-star rating. Currently, 'The Untamed' is shaking up the industry right now, it is telling the industry a lot of things it doesn't want to hear.
1) You don't need high paying actors to make a successful work
2) You don't need huge budget
3) ‘The Untamed’ is a benchmark for a successful IP adaptation
Lastly, the fact that a ‘BL’ work can be highly successful and become the most rated Chinese drama in douban is probably the killer for some very jealous people right now. If it also get a high ratings in douban (8+), it would further emphasis the influence it has on the industry and many people does not want this to happen.
Lastly, the reason why Wang Yibo is target for the above is that he’s young and his personality is also easier for others to pick out and criticize as he’s not the type of person that likes to talk or cater to anyone. He’s not good at interpersonal relationship, at writing, talking and communicating with other people and unfortunately, I think this a factor that will make him lose in popularity to Xiao Zhan. Xiao Zhan is just very easy to talk to and like because of his warm personality and his approachability. Wang Yibo is more avant garde in personality and with a coldness that not everyone can swallow.
Lmfaoo TU got high rating on Douban because their stupid fandom flock together and gave it 5. It's full of biased rating. Unlike Longest Day of Chang'an who get high rating due to its high quality plot and production and is generally well-liked.
Nah, only delusional fan like you would believe Yuehua not buying hot searches for him. Some of the hot searches tried so hard. Everyone knows WYB is the prince of Yuehua. They willing to spend money for him because he has so many stupid and delusional fans. If you don't know how Yuehua treat their other artists, shut up. Yuehua CEO is so biased and unfair to some of their artists.
Nah. I tried my best to watch the longest day in chang an but it seems so confusing with all of the chasing scene. I give up at 2 episode. While the untamed give more beautiful landscape and the story is not too fast.
Wow, what a delusional person you are!
I'm not Chinese and don't follow news about Chinese actors outside of this blog…but honestly, can't we just appreciate actors/entertainers for what they bring to their work instead of their personality? Acting, singing, dancing, performing….it's just a job, granted highly lucrative if successful but just basically a way to earn a living. Just appreciate their talent and hard work. As someone who is also not "warm" and "friendly" I hate it when people criticize my personality instead of focusing on my professional skills.
I hope WYB is well managed and we get to enjoy more projects by him.
I know as much as you regarding how Yuehua treat its artist, and what you said I can also said is hearsay from another rumor mill.
Now let me talk about something that you don't want to hear since you brought up 'The Longest Day in Chang'an'. Currently, 'The Untamed' rating is at an 8 by 568K users. 'The Longest Day in Chang'an' is at an 8.4 by 278K users. Production quality, acting, and all technical aspect of 'The Longest Day in Chang'an' is definitely higher than 'The Untamed' but if I was to say which show is more 'red', it is definitely 'The Untamed'. Why? Because of the so call….'fans'. What are these 'fans', they are part of the 'market'. 'The Untamed' was able to mass such a huge followers as 'fans', so devoted that the all 'flock together and gave it 5' on Douban, buying the OST, and Tencent VIP membership in order to watch the finals one week earlier.
The goal of any project/film/company is to make money. From this perspective, I would already said that the 'The Untamed' is much more successful than 'Longest Day of Chang'an'. I mentioned that 'The Untamed' is a benchmark that is currently shaking up the industry because people like yourself need to study and understand why it was able to mass so many 'stupid fans' in such a way they that it is even shaking up and creating unprecedented wave on Douban.
I've been noticing that a lot of XZ fan's have been bashing on every single actor/actress/singer as of lately, and I find it extremely immature and ridiculous. Seriously, why can we not protect someone we like or just appreciate all of them with no judgements or opinions? One need "FANS" to even get far in the entertainment world. Fans who support their faves are their "fans" for a reason. Of course they're going to support their faves and their works. This is how these celebrities even make money and gain popularity. Let people decide what they want to spend their money and time on. It has nothing to do with you or me. Haters be bashing on these fans for hyping up their faves that these haters "hate". That's their own preference just like how you hype up your own and try to protect your fave. Just because someone does not like the same thing or person as you does not give any of you judgmental people a reason to say such ridiculous things, let alone calling them names like "delusional" fans. Sure, there are some delusional fans but that doesn't make you as a "non-fan" any better than them. This is why we can't have anything nice in this world. People who just like to bash others for their own satisfaction while hiding behind a screen are pathetic and cowards.
And buying hot searches? WHO CARES. Like big deal.
Anyways, back to the article. I saw this the other day and found it funny and cute. I've watched Push's dramas in the past. I could see why they had mistaken Push as WYB. There's a slight similarity between them in terms of facial features and structure. Hopefully these two will get to meet one day.
Wang Yibo not gonna last long. His other drama Gank of Your Heart flop so bad no one cares about it. His acting also is bad.
All this time his desperate company been the one that keep him relevant by buying hot searches and likes for him.
I never heard of Wang Yibo until I saw him on Produce 101 last year. He looked effeminate at first glance, but then I was so impressed with his dancing! Seeing him embarrassed when teased by the girls was endearing.
Gank Your Heart is a wonderful drama. His acting was very natural and I couldn't help but root for his character. Didn't expect to enjoy the eSports theme, but all the competitions were so exciting.
And then came the Untamed! This is now one of my favourite c-dramas (and I've been watching for a very very long time). He and Xiao Zhan have amazing chemistry. The scene in the tortoise cave was one of the few scenes in a drama where I truly felt a kiss was needed! I'm impressed they were brave enough to take on the roles and did am amazing job portraying their characters and the special relationship/bond they share. This is one of the best romances I've seen in a drama. I don't remember the last time I squealed and smiled like a lunatic at my tv screen when 2 character are just looking at each other =D.
I look forward to Wang Yibo and Xiao Zhan's future projects and hope they continue to choose challenging and interesting roles.
I love push picture his graded col9r suit is a master piece the designer deserves a reward
His acting in 'Gank Your Heart' was pretty good, you must be blind!
Gank Your Heart was a small webdrama with small budget and almost no promotion. I'm not a Wang Yibo fan before this drama but he did a great job and the drama is well-acted, written and directed and response has been very positive. It's sad it wan;t a bigger hit but that doesn't mean the drama is bad.
Plenty of bad dramas do big numbers and plenty of great dramas don't do well.
Watching Gank Your Heart. I have to say, this drama is better written and better acted than a lot of more better promoted dramas. The characters are well-rounded and well-developed and the romance has very natural and age-appropriate progression. I hate fawning female characters; there's a little bit of that but not cringy. Oh and Yibo's acting is great. He's already showing a lot of talent. I hope more people will discover this drama due to all time high popularity.