Fans of Meteor Garden would undoubtedly recognize Dylan Wang as the hot male lead in the Netflix young adult drama. A model and fast-rising Chinese actor, Dylan was automatically propelled to fame with his character of Dao Ming Si in the 2018 Chinese reboot of the originally Taiwanese drama. The model and actor has since endeared himself to many with his charming bad boy swag.
He found immense fame in 2018, but Dylan was already a public face right from his days as a student. The Chinese hottie has over the years made young adults and teens build castles in the air with many fans swooning over him.
A Look at Dylan Wang’s Life Before Stardom
Dylan Wang was born on December 20, 1998. He was born as Wáng Hè Dì in Chengdu, Sichuan, China where he also grew up. He is of both Chinese nationality and origin. After his elementary and secondary education, he trained at the Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation.
During his days at the College of Civil Aviation, Dylan ventured into modeling. Outstandingly handsome and standing at 6 feet, it wasn’t difficult for Wang to find his feet in the field. He initially began as a poster model. Among other jobs, his school used his photo as the official image for admissions into the institution.
Dylan Wang subsequently landed a job as an airline attendant. He also introduced his modeling experience into the job by working as an image spokesperson for flight attendants. Wang later started making appearances in several variety shows and commercials.
In 2016, he was introduced to the entertainment industry after he won the year’s Sichuan Campus Red Festival. That same year, he gained wider attention by participating in the popular singing contest, Super Idol. Fans of the Chinese Youku network variety show will remember Wang as the champion of the show’s 2017 edition. Moreover, Dylan worked alongside fellow Chinese actor, Chen Youwei as the youth ambassador during the 2017 Le Tour de France held in China.
His Career Breakthrough and Rise to Fame
The aforementioned successful showbiz encounters eventually exposed Dylan Wang to acting. Although he never trained professionally in the field, his good looks projected him the way it did in modeling. The handsome Super Idol champion eventually caught the attention of film producers and luckily, he landed the role of Dao Ming Si in the 2018 Chinese reboot of Taiwan’s 2001 drama, Meteor Garden.
Interestingly, the role was not just Wang’s acting debut but also his breakthrough and biggest role yet. In the young adult TV series, Wang played the recurring role of Dao Ming Si, a quintessential handsome, rich and arrogant heir and college student who falls head over heels in love with Shancai, a strong-willed girl from a humble background. Bent on making the girl his, Wang’s character faced the rigorous consequences that follow his quest.
Following his brilliant and charming performance in the hit series, Dylan who was immediately shot to stardom, established himself as a talented star while also endearing himself to tons of fans, especially across Asia. Wang’s role as Dao Ming Si earned him several positive critical reviews in the film industry as well as paved the way for other projects. For his outstanding performance, he received the 2019 Golden Data Entertainment Award for Most Influential TV Drama Newcomer of the Year.
Other Works He’s Known For
Following his role in Meteor Garden, Dylan Wang landed other movies and TV roles. Also in 2018, he earned the main role in Hunan TV’s variety show, The Inn. The actor is also a member of the cast of several TV series such as Ever Night 2, The National Southwest Associated University And Us, and Yu Long. In Ever Night 2, Wang replaced season one’s Chen Feiyu in playing the lead role of Ning Que. The fast-rising actor is also cast in the main role of the 2021 historical drama, Step by Step Lotus. Other film and TV series Wang has appeared in include Phanta City, Chinese Restaurant, Happy Camp, and Day Day Up.
Although Dylan is now more popular as an actor, he has not abandoned his modeling career. The Meteor Garden star recently emerged as the newest endorser of a UK-based streetwear brand, Bench. Wang has also featured in several fashion magazines including Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar China.
In addition to acting and modeling, Dylan Wang is also good at singing and playing basketball. Alongside some of his Meteor Garden co-stars, Wang featured in several soundtracks for the drama series. As an avid basketball player, he was part of the winning team at the 2019 Super Penguin Basketball Celebrity Game held at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, China.
Facts About Dylan Wang’s Dating History
Since Dylan Wang came into the limelight, fans have been curious about his love life. The Asian hottie is, however, one of those celebrities who prefer to keep their personal lives away from the media.
Meanwhile, rumors have been rife that Dylan is dating his Meteor Garden co-star, Shen Yue. Owing to their on-and-off screen chemistry, many believe the claims to be true but none of the actors have confirmed the speculations.
While Dylan may have had a romantic relationship in the past, it is uncertain whom he is going out with at the moment. One thing is sure, the Meteor Garden star is either single at the moment or completely keeping his love and everything about her away from the prying eyes of the media.
Meet Wang’s Parents and Siblings
As earlier mentioned, Dylan Wang does his best in keeping his personal life under wraps, his family details inclusive. Among many missing details about his family, we only know that Wang’s parents own and run a deep-fry food restaurant in their hometown of Sichuan, precisely in Leshan, China.
As for his siblings, the good looking actor and model is yet to reveal if he has any.