Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Male Fan Bingbing(s)

This post is in response to a request from DurianDave recently.
A 'male Fan Bingbing' (男范冰冰), Liu Zhu, was recently a contestant in the popular Happy Boy talent contest. Under great pressure and controversy, the contestant was voted off the program.  (Danwei)(ChinaHush), 2 

Earlier this year, I posted about Kong Ming  who also caught much media attention as a 'male Fan Bingbing'. (NowNews) There are other female celebrity imitators and it is becoming a cultural phenomenom of sorts from what I can gather. Or else, it's a reflection of the news I read. One of the phrases I've seen describing it on mainland media sites is “伪娘" or 'fake lady' (Pseudo Mother, in Google translation-speak). Probably more than you care to know.

[Updates] AF: Kong Ming had plastic surgery?,
AF: Additional questioning of Liu Zhu from judge

Liu Zhu






Liu Zhu (northnews)

Liu Zhu

 
Liu Zhu and Fan Bingbing in August Esquire


Kong Ming
Kong Ming
 2(tom.com)

4 comments:

duriandave said...

Thanks Dennis! Liu Zhu really nailed Fan Bingbing's facial expressions in those first two pics.

ewaffle said...

I had read about this guy--actually I had seen his pictures and tried to figure out what he was doing based on "google-speak" which is a great way to define their translation on the fly--and was wondering why it was being covered to such an extent.

Liu Zhu is very good at looking like Fan Bingbing but I hope he has a few other talents to draw on.

dleedlee said...

Dave, glad you liked them. I thought Kong Ming more closely resembled FBB.

Ed, watching the first video on the China Hush link, Liu Zhu seems to have a pretty good voice.

I'll post other 'pseudo mothers' as I come across them if they are of particular interest. I think there was a 'male Zhao Wei' in the news recently, but I don't promise I can find it again. ;D

duriandave said...

Dennis, I just took a look at your previous post about Kong Ming and the resemblance is uncanny.

I wonder what Miss Fan thinks about all this?!

And yes, more celebrity "pseudo mothers" please!