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The Champion TV Drama – Where are they now? (2)

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“The Champion” – Bikini Scene

If you have not read Part 1 yet, we did an article on the actresses. You can read it here.

Here’s the lowdown on the hunky actors for the ladies.

 

Qi Yuwu

Qi Yuwu

Image Credits: Toggle & Yahoo News SG

 

China born Qi Yuwu has been a staple in both local tv dramas and Chinese films, appearing in hits such as “The Little Nyonya“, “C.L.I.F.“, and “The Dream Makers“.

His more notable films include “881“, “Painted Skin” ( alongside Donnie Yen, Zhao Wei ) and “14 Blades“.

In 2016, he was awarded the  “All-Time Favourite Artiste” category for having accumulated 10 “Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes” awards.

He is also a 2-time Best Actor winner in 2011 and 2016.

After marrying 1/7 of the Mediacorp Princesses,  Joanne Peh in 2014,  the couple has given birth to 2 children.

Their first daughter was born in Aug 2015 followed by a baby boy delivered in April this year.

He will be slated to appear in “Mind Matters” with Jessica Liu in 2018.

 

 

A month flew by just like that 🌕!I cannot remember it being so quick with my first born! Maybe because things were relatively smoother this time round with the help of a very experienced confinement nanny who could handle baby very well, a post natal masseuse who gave me my first lactation massage to get my milk flowing (at least we know baby isn't frustrated because he isn't drinking enough) and a husband who knows so much about cooking and eating right. 💑 • Smoother doesn't mean easier though and the reality of having two kids under two isn't an Instagram-worthy bed of roses. But I'm holding out the fatigue and the frustration (especially when #qididi is crying and #babyqi is testing her boundaries at the same time) because I'm convinced it will get easier when they are older. The more the merrier. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 #happyfullmonth @qiyuwu

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Here he is with Toro 郭葦昀, Taiwanese singer/actor from the  2000’s band “Energy” who also acted in the TV series.

 

Unfortunately, Toro has withdrawn from acting full time, concentrating instead on his music writing and production.

Throughout the years, he has written songs for Edison Chen and 5566.

In 2016, he set up a movie company and has gradually returned to acting.

This is how he looks like today:

Toro

Image Credits: 自由時報

 

Yen Hsing-su

Yen Hsing su/ Johnny Yen

Image Credits: IMDb & Johnny Yen (FB)

 

Yen Hsing-su/Johnny Yen is a jack of many trades.

He started off as a basketball player, being part of the Chinese Taipei national basketball team from 1997 – 2003.

After his knee injuries halted his playing career for a number of years, he turned to acting, most notably, “My MVP Valentine” (2002), “The Champion” (2004) and “The Prince Who Turns into a Frog” (2005).

He returned to basketball, plying his trade in both China and Taiwan before retiring in 2010.

Following which, he was an assistant coach at Brigham Young University in Hawaii, sports commentator at FOX Sports (Taiwan) and currently the head coach of the Fubon Braves in Taiwan’s Super Basketball League.

 

Julian Hee

Julian Hee

Image Credits: Alchetron

 

Feast your eyes on this, ladies.

Probably the most buff of them all, Julian Hee was Mr. Manhunt Singapore 2002 and represented our nation in Manhunt International 2002.

He first exploded onto the scene with “Heartlanders” and rotated between English and Chinese dramas throughout his career.

In 2009, he left Mediacorp to focus on his business and acted sporadically since then with “C.L.I.F.” (2011) and film “Rubbers” (2014) ( a sex comedy about condoms. Go check it out )

Recently, he was on the news after being knocked unconscious in a road rage incident. Ouch..

That’s all folks! You have been caught up with the actors and actress since “The Champion”.

 

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