Male Model of the Month September 2020

Hu Bing (born February 14, 1971) is a Chinese actor, model, singer, designer, producer, and philanthropist. He started as a fashion model in 1990 and been a male model in China for over 20 years. He won the “Top Chinese Male Model” title in 1991 and was the first Chinese male model to walk the international fashion runway. Since then, Hu has been the image for many top international fashion names such as Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, etc. Hu started his transition from the fashion runway to the TV screen in 1996 and became a household name after the success of the TV drama Love Talks (1999), in which he played the male leading role. Continuously from 2000 to 2005, Hu was voted one of the four most popular young actors in China (Hu left China to further strengthen his performing aptitude in an American institute in 2005). Hu is known for his on-screen portrayals in both China and Japan as an actor, and as a fashion icon all across Asia.Hu was a professional athlete, a national rowing champion by the age of 16, and a former member of the Chinese National Rowing Team. His athletic career ended after he suffered a back injury at the age of 19. In 1992, he became a professional runway model and was dubbed “the best male model in China” by the Valentino Garavani in 1993. In the early 2000s, due to his successful on-screen performances, Hu became a household name across Asia. At the same time, he was also a singer, TV producer, TV show host (In both China and Japan), and the former editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar Men’s Style (China) magazine. In 2005, at the peak of his acting career, he left the spotlight to further strengthen his performing aptitude in a performance arts institution in the United States. In 2008, he returned to the Asian entertainment scene and played leading roles in Japanese and Chinese movies and TV dramas. During the 2010 International Rome Film Festival, Hu was nominated for the Best Actor award for his leading-role performance in the French-Hong Kong co-production (produced by Luc Besson), The Back (2010). The film also received a Best Picture nomination.Hu is also a philanthropist, helping with Chinese and international charity organizations and acts as the goodwill ambassador for some, especially for those that deal with underprivileged children and the disabled.

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