Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

With their respective rising popularity, Chinese news outlets took it upon themselves to dig into their past and look what they found! Adorable pictures of these three actors 11 years ago when they first started out and were managed by Hua Yi Brothers! This goes to show they came a long way to establish their foundation. Ain’t no sugar and unicorns!

I’ll admit now that I saw these photos a few months back when Sha Jie Jie attracted attention during the running of The Journey of Flower. What I didn’t pick up was Nick being in the photo… the arrows are added by the news outlets. XD

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Look at Feng Xiao Gang (Mr. Six) next to Ma Ke.

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Nick looks like a baby next to Ma Ke, who is supposedly much younger!

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Let me just sneak in some photos of Li Ying and Lu Yi attending a promo event today for Rookie Agent Rouge. She looks absolutely flawless!

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Li Ying is now managed by Hairun, Ma Ke by Ciwen Media (same as Zhang Dan Feng), and Nick Wang by Shan Dong (yep! with Jin Dong!).

Via: 01 // 02

  1. 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

    omggggggg so cute! but nick looks so weird back then, lol. he’s the oldest but looks so young!! i wouldnt recognize him several months ago either. hahah

    zly looks pretty in that dress.

    • 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

      Nick was so very skinny back then but he looks great now that he’s matured and filled out a bit more. He’s still skinny now but at least not as much as back then πŸ™‚

  2. 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

    I think Wang Kai looks better in hanfu and topknot than contemporary outfits.

    • 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

      I think it depends on the styling too. He looks quite adorable in Love Me If You Dare (the few scenes that I quality-checked for my encodes). Lol.

      • 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

        He looks pretty adorable right here in the very first pic of this post with that beautiful smile! πŸ™‚
        He looked downright yummy in Disguiser with all the long coats + suits + uniforms too πŸ™‚
        Oh and yes in Love Me If You Dare too πŸ™‚

  3. 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

    11 years ago? So ZLY was only 17-18 and Ma Ke was 14-15?

    • 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

      I always thought Ma Ke was a 90’s child, but dramawiki states that he was born in 1988, so only a year younger than ZLY? Yeah, 11 years ago, except Wang Kai, they were all teens and supposedly still in HS or college. Ma Ke has been acting since he was a kid. Li Ying went to an engineering college, but maybe she was already in show business at that time.

      Thanks for the pictures Kap! Saw a few of them before, but you have much more here. I love Li Ying pictures below, she looks so fresh!

      • 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

        Since you mentioned it…just wanted to chime in on what I know of Liying’s show-biz entry!

        Liying went on Sohu Star Search on a whim and ended up winning the Feng Xiao Gang group (thus her being signed to Hua Yi at the beginning). The prize was being able to star in a big-budget commercial — that was how she started out. At the time she went on Star Search, she was working in an office administrative assistant type position. She had zero show-biz experience or contacts before she entered the competition — and to be honest, I’ve seen some of the clips from that competition and what strikes me the most is her confidence and her fearlessness. If you can read Chinese, you could check out her blog http://www.blog.sina.com.cn/zhaoliying — she has her first post after she won the competition and continues to post up until the last couple years (presumably when she started using Weibo more instead).

        • 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

          Thanks zlidia! Interesting info about Li Ying!

  4. 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

    LOL thanks Kappy for these hilarious and wonderful photos! They look different back then but they still basically look the same – I can still recognize them πŸ™‚

    I love all 3 of these people so I’m always here for more posts about them! πŸ™‚ Great work, Kappy!

    • 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

      And holy shit Ma Ke is really tall πŸ™‚

      • 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

        His giant self probably grew a bit more too in the following years.

  5. 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

    Zhao Liying and Make look same until now. But Nick Wang he look so different in the past.. I wish the three of them can play in the same drama..
    Liying Dress and Make up in press conference Rouge really beautiful..

  6. 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

    shock. waaaahh… i used to dislike my ‘old’ pics.. hahaha.. but they look almost the same… 11 years ago??? i thought it was only 4-5 years ago cuz seriously.. how LZY maintains her beauty??? daebak!

    • 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

      I always dislike my old pics cause I was the awkward girl wearing the silly red turtle neck sweater every single day during my 6th grade school year. The horror! XD

      • 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

        i once showed my elementary school until senior high school photo to my friends and you know what they said “TOTALLY DIFFERENT. PLASTIC SURGERY?” sigh. since then, i never ever show any of my old pics to anyone haha… and i even locked my fb photos hahahaha… cuz i changed a bit here and there but not bcuz ps. lols.

        *now i know the feeling of angelababy lmao ups!*

        • 17 thoughts on “Zhao Li Ying, Ma Ke, and Nick Wang 11 Years Ago

          Lol…. Plastic surgery. Adolescence is the period when your body and face undergo the most changes. Some of my friends look like models after losing weight and all too. I’m the shortest in the circle. Boooooooo!

          Angelababy even got a doctor to prove she’s plastic surgery free! Poor girl. It doesn’t matter to me cause I like her bubbly personality. πŸ˜€

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