Dingzhen Zhenzhu, AKA China's 'Most Handsome Man', Is Suing Anyone Who Says He’s Nothing More Than “A Handsome Face”
The 21-year-old heartthrob has been on the receiving end of criticism after finding fame back in 2020.
Fame comes with a hefty price tag, and 21-year-old Tibetan yak herder, Dingzhen Zhenzhu, has learnt just that.
He rose to fame in 2020 after a clip of him smiling went viral on Douyin and he was quickly dubbed ‘the most handsome man’ in China.
He then landed a job in his county of Litang in the Sichuan province as a tourism ambassador and even represented China at an UN event for World Earth Day in 2021.
Since then, many critical and perhaps green-eyed netizens have commented on his very modern way of rising to popularity, labelling him as nothing more than just “a handsome face”.
Dingzhen’s name is now synonymous online with those who are good-looking, but talentless. Yikes.
Famous Chinese reporter Wang Bingbing, who is also known for being beautiful, is often called the “Dingzhen Who Interviews”, while Taiwanese singer and fitness trainer Liu Genghong, who has shot to fame in China thanks to his massively popular exercise live streams on Douyin has been referred to as the “Exercising Dingzhen”.
A popular online comment about Dingzhen goes: “10 years of hard academic study is not a quarter as good as Dingzhen’s smile,” which basically pokes fun at the fact that many still value good looks over actual accomplishments.
As such, Dingzhen has decided to lawyer up.
In a lawyer’s letter issued through his agent on May 8, Dingzhen, who has clearly had enough of the online slander, warned people against making defamatory comments about him, including anything containing “insulting, terrifying, vulgar, or vilifying words, pictures and audio”.
The letter also stated that legal action had been taken against some people who have made distasteful comments about him.
In a statement attached to the letter, Dingzhen warned: “Never do anything evil no matter how trivial you think it is.”
The topic of Dingzhen and his good looks have been a fodder for many debates on Weibo, with some arguing that he is only famous for his looks, while others didn’t think he was good looking at all.
According to SCMP, a survey done in 2020 on Hupu, a sports forum in China, revealed that 63 per cent of respondents thought themselves more handsome than Dingzhen.
We’ll let you be the judge of his looks and talent in the YouTube vid below.