Talent is not the only thing required in showbiz, and celebrities in the Chinese entertainment industry are well aware of it. That is why many male stars, no matter how talented or well-loved, feel the need to prove their masculinity by showing off rock-hard abs whenever they get a chance to.
In a business as competitive and glamourous as showbiz, both actors and singers need to take fitness seriously. If desirable is what stars are gunning for, then the number of sit-ups they do in a day can be as crucial as the amount of voice or acting lessons they receive. In other words, the more the better.
Male stars in Hong Kong and China have seen their value soar after training up to show off buff bodies with steel abs and biceps. Gu Youming, one of Asia's fastest rising male stars, can definitely attest to that. The Chinese model shot to fame because of his toned physique, and has since signed an artiste management deal as well as published a photo book filled with pictures of him posing shirtless.
Other veteran stars have also discovered the magic a hot bod could do for their career. Actor Chapman To, for example, has managed to shake off his goofy image with some serious 6 pecs.
No matter how old they have become, male celebrities have continued wowing fans with toned abs carved from strict and meticulous diets and exercise plans.