Since he moved to China fitness crazeTaiwanese singer and songwriter Liu Genghong (aka Will Liu) has done well in terms of a social media following.
Best known as the father of Puff (his daughter’s nickname), who appeared on the variety show Where are we going, dad?, the buff celeb is making her enthusiasm for fitness known by publicly exercising her muscles. He even trains his famous friends, like the megastar Jay Chou.
In breaking news, Liu’s workout livestream on Douyin, China’s equivalent of TikTok, has taken the internet by storm. Data shows that his Douyin account has gained more than 10 million subscribers in the past month and the cumulative number of viewers of his live streams has exceeded 74 million.
The main reason for this is Liu’s carefully curated playlist: Jay Chou’s songs often serve as his background music. Liu is good friends with the actor-musician and even appeared in Chou’s film Initial D.
One of his most-watched fitness routines is set to Jay Chou’s “Herbalist’s Handbook” (本草纲目) motionless fantasy album. Although Liu’s dance moves look simple, they are often too intense for his audience to follow.
“It’s expensive to listen to Jay Chou sing ‘Herbalist Manual’ live, but Liu Genghong’s version nearly cost me my life.” joked Internet user.
Another share“I want to kick myself on the leg every time I hear ‘Herbalist’s Handbook’ now.”
To understand how intense Liu’s fitness videos can be, just watch his wife Wang Wanfei (or Vivi Wang)’s reactions to his routines. Wang, who won Miss Universe Taipei in 1999 and appeared in Jay Chou’s music video for ‘Hair Like Snow’, is no stranger to physical fitness but is still out of breath amid her husband’s live streams .
“My wife said she was tired and wanted to take a break from our workouts tomorrow night. What should I do?” Liu post joking on Weibo on April 13. This came after some netizens pointed out that Wang was slacking off during Liu’s live streams.
“Liu Genghong is trying to get rid of his wife”, joked Internet user.
On April 6, a particular incident caused the singer in the spotlight: his livestream was banned by Douyin. Obviously, his swollen body was considered inappropriate.
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Coincidentally, to circumvent censorship, the couple bet Casual Jackets during their next livestream.
The outfits amused many netizens and the social media numbers of the two celebrities once again increased significantly. Some internet users admitted to change their fitness icon loyalty Pamela Reif to Liu, some even calling themselves ‘Daughters of Liu Genghong.’
All images via Weibo