Taiwan, HK stars make biggest bucks for professional impersonators

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-09
By: Staff Reporter

Impersonators of Taiwanese and Hong Kong celebrities and stars earn more than people who

Sun Dong, who impersonates Jay Chou for a living, is maried to Liu Menghan, who impersonates Angela Chang. (Internet photo)

Sun Dong, who impersonates Jay Chou for a living, is maried to Liu Menghan, who impersonates Angela Chang. (Internet photo)

impersonate mainland stars, reports our Chinese-language sister paper China Times.

Impersonating Hong Kong and Taiwanese artists means more invitations to perform, not only in mainland China but also in the United States, Japan and Southeast Asia, where the stars have huge fan bases, said Wang Donglin, a professional imitator of mainland movie star Ge You, who won Best Actor at Cannes for his role in the Chinese film To Live in 1994.

Wang, 42, who has gathered a group of top star-impersonators in China, has earned a serious reputation in the entertainment field and now makes up to 50,000 yuan (US$8,000) per show and even stood in for Ge You in the 2014 movie Gone with the Bullet.     [FULL  STORY]

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