Dylan Wang, a.k.a. Wang He Di, is a box-office sensation, a male icon, a model, and a famous Chinese actor. He starred in the wildly popular TV series Meteor Garden in 2018 as Daoming Si. His star has burned bright ever since. A talented actor, his ascent to superstardom is notable across East Asia and China.

Born on December 20, 1998, in Chengdu, China, Dylan Wang aspired to become a flight attendant. After attending the Sichuan Southwest College of Civil Aviation, he even worked as a flight attendant. A regular basketball player, Dylan Wang also helps his parents with their deep-fried foods business in between his acting gigs. 

Why Is Dylan Wang so Famous?

Why indeed? He’s tall, handsome, and talented. As an actor, he has starred in several Chinese dramas, and you can catch him on the popular Chinese dramas app, Viki. While still in its infancy, his burgeoning career is taking off at a rate of knots. 

It all began in 2018 with a video titled Xiang Dou Bu Yong Xiang. This short video was directed by Adam Tsuei and released on August 5, 2018, in Taiwan. All ratings were overwhelmingly positive, with an IMDb score of 8.3/10.

Next up was another short video titled Ai Cun Zai in 2018. This time around, Dylan Wang shared the stage with Darren Chen, again directed by Adam Tsuei. It was released in Taiwan on August 9, 2018. The two actors would star alongside one another in Meteor Garden. 

Next up was another short video titled Fei Tong Xiao Ke from 2018. Once again, Adam Tsuei was behind the camera as the director, and Dylan was front and center as the lead. This video garnered a 7.2/10 rating from the leading TV and film rating site IMDb. These short stints on video paved the way for his breakout roles.

Meteor Garden 

The run-up to Dylan Wang’s illustrious career culminated in a leading role in Meteor Garden. This Netflix series is a drama/romance with a large and growing viewer base. Dylan Wang takes the lead role alongside Shen Yue (Dong Shan Cai), Caesar Wui (Xi Men Yan), and Darren Chen (Hua Ze Lei) in a gripping drama series.

The story is rated TV-14, with episodes 45 minutes long. It has been running since 2018 and has already racked up an award through the China Television Drama Production Industry Association For Outstanding Television Series – winner CTPIA Award.

So, what’s it about?

Meteor Garden is about a regular, everyday girl who gains admittance to a high-class school in the country. She encounters a group known as F4. This group is made up of four of the wealthiest, most good-looking guys in the school. Of course, Dylan Wang is one of them. The others include Caesar Wu, Darren Chen, and Connor Leong.

Already, the show has garnered critical acclaim from viewers, with a stellar 7.9/10 rating from 4300+ reviewers on IMDb. On Google, Meteor Garden, in its first season, generated a 4.8/5 rating from 2,650 reviewers. 96% of viewers like the TV show. On Influencester, it got a rating of 4.7/5, indicating widespread popularity.

The show tells the story of an 18-year-old goal from an impoverished family named Shan Cai. Owing to a series of fortunate events, she ends up being able to attend this prestigious school. She is not from society’s upper crust, but she gets an opportunity to attend school alongside the rich and famous.

Unfortunately, she soon runs into problems, especially with an arrogant brat, and bully named Dao Ming Si. Shan Cai is relentlessly bullied and the butt end of many jokes during the TV series premiere. Naturally, there is someone who takes a shine to her, Hua Ze Lei, a.k.a. Darren Chen. Then, the F4 club of good-looking, wealthy boys slowly begins to acknowledge her incredible personality, resilience, and overall appeal.

Want More Dylan Wang? Catch him in Miss The Dragon! 

Likewise, Shan Cai begins to see through their veneer for who they are. As expected, this romance comedy adventure quickly spirals into something beautiful for the Chinese girl. The romance ensues, and the story blossoms in spectacular fashion. You can catch Dylan Wang in Miss The Dragon (9.2/10 from 30,887 reviewers) on the popular Chinese dramas App Viki as Yu Chi Long Yan – a 1000-year-old Dragon King!

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