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Wu Chun
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Wu Chun (right) in 2010
Born
Goh Kiat Chun ( )

(1979-10-10) 10 October 1979 (age 39)
Nationality Bruneian
Alma mater RMIT University
Occupation Actor, singer, model, businessperson
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Lin Liying
Children2
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Musical career
Genres Mandopop
Instruments Drums, percussion
Labels HIM International Music
WOW Music
Pony Canyon
Fu Long Production
Associated acts Fahrenheit (2005–2011)
Website www.chunzone.com

Wu Chun (Chinese :吳尊; pinyin :Wú Zūn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī :Gô͘ Chun; born Goh Kiat Chun on 10 October 1979) is a Bruneian actor, singer, and model. He was a member of Fahrenheit [1] , a Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band, from its debut in 2005 to June 2011 singing bass. Wu has appeared in several Taiwanese television series, such as Tokyo Juliet (2006), Hanazakarino Kimitachihe (2006), Romantic Princess (2007), Hot Shot (2008), Sunshine Angel (2011), and Kindaichi Case Files (2012-2013). In 2014, he appeared in the reality television program, Dad is Back with his daughter, Nei Nei. His film appearances include The Butterfly Lovers (2008), Lady of the Dynasty (2014). In 2018, he was cast in the Chinese drama, Martial Universe . In 2018, He made a public appearance of his father, Wu Jingtian by encouraging him to cast along with him in Reality tv show Best Time .

Chinese language family of languages

Chinese is a group of related, but in many cases not mutually intelligible, language varieties, forming the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Chinese is spoken by the Han majority and many minority ethnic groups in China. About 1.2 billion people speak some form of Chinese as their first language.

Hanyu Pinyin, often abbreviated to pinyin, is the official romanization system for Standard Chinese in mainland China and to some extent in Taiwan. It is often used to teach Standard Mandarin Chinese, which is normally written using Chinese characters. The system includes four diacritics denoting tones. Pinyin without tone marks is used to spell Chinese names and words in languages written with the Latin alphabet, and also in certain computer input methods to enter Chinese characters.

Pe̍h-ōe-jī romanization system of Min Nan Chinese

Pe̍h-ōe-jī is an orthography used to write variants of Southern Min Chinese, particularly Taiwanese Hokkien and Amoy Hokkien. Developed by Western missionaries working among the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia in the 19th century and refined by missionaries working in Xiamen and Tainan, it uses a modified Latin alphabet and some diacritics to represent the spoken language. After initial success in Fujian, POJ became most widespread in Taiwan and, in the mid-20th century, there were over 100,000 people literate in POJ. A large amount of printed material, religious and secular, has been produced in the script, including Taiwan's first newspaper, the Taiwan Church News.

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Early life and education

Wu Chun studied in Chung Hwa Middle School in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. He attended the Foundation Studies program at Trinity College (University of Melbourne), Australia, in 1997, before continuing his studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, from which he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with Distinction. He played for Brunei's National Basketball Team. Prior to joining Fahrenheit, Chun worked as a model for Yilin in Taiwan and Diva Models in Singapore. He is the managing director of Fitness Zone, a family-owned health club in Brunei. His venture for his business dreams made it to USA, China and other nearby Asian countries.

The Chung Hwa Middle School is an independent, public-funded Chinese school, established in 1922 by the Chinese community of Brunei. The school is the largest private school in Bandar Seri Begawan. It provides a trilingual learning environment while adhering to the national education policy.

Bandar Seri Begawan Municipality in Brunei-Muara, Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan is the capital city of the Sultanate of Brunei. It is officially governed as a municipality. Bandar Seri Begawan has an estimated population of 100,700, and including the whole Brunei-Muara District, the metro area has an estimated population of 279,924.

Brunei Southeast Asian coastal sovereign state

Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the sovereign state is completely surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. Brunei is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo; the remainder of the island's territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei's population was 423,196 in 2016.

Career

As a model, Wu has appeared in magazines' cover page, such as Esquire , Elle for Men, Men's Health Magazine, Harper's BAZAAR Magazine, GQ, and Reader's Digest. He is a business owner in the Brunei fitness and health industry. His businesses include Bake Culture (Taiwan based artisan bakery), The Energy Kitchen (creativity healthy gourmet), Fitness Zone (largest and biggest health club in Brunei since 2003), [2] and WoMen Hair Salon (team of professionals for international celebrities). In China, he is the director of TV commercial advertisements for InterContinental Hotel. Wu Chun has a number of commercial and charitable endorsements. [3]

<i>Esquire</i> (magazine) American mens magazine

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<i>Elle</i> (magazine) worldwide lifestyle magazine

Elle is a worldwide lifestyle magazine of French origin that focuses on fashion, beauty, health, and entertainment. It was founded in 1945 by Pierre Lazareff and his wife Hélène Gordon. The title, in French, means "she" or "her."

<i>GQ</i> american magazine

GQ is an international monthly men's magazine based in New York City and founded in 1931. The publication focuses on fashion, style, and culture for men, though articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, travel, sports, technology, and books are also featured.

Wu Chun has received an Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) Young Entrepreneur of The Year (2008), CQE Geneva QC Total Quality Management Model Award (2012), APEA Corporate Social Responsibility Award (2013). In 2015, Hassanal Bolkiah, the King of Brunei, presented to Wu Chun an Excellent Youth Award. [4]

Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan of Brunei

Hassanal Bolkiah, GCB GCMG is the 29th and current Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei. He is also the first and incumbent Prime Minister of Brunei. The eldest son of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III and Raja Isteri (Queen) Pengiran Anak Damit, he succeeded to the throne as the Sultan of Brunei, following the abdication of his father on 5 October 1967. Sultan Hassanal was also known as the Chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2001 and 2013 due to the hosting of the ASEAN summits to those due dates.

Wu Chun was chosen to be an ambassador for Brunei Anti Narcotic Drug Association in 2012. In 2014 he became the international brand ambassador of Royal Brunei Airlines [5] [6] [7] and as a Taiwan tourism ambassador. [8] On June 24, 2016, Wu Chun became an ambassador of goodwill for a charity concert dedicated for children and athletes with special needs.

Royal Brunei Airlines flag carrier airline of Brunei

Royal Brunei (RB) Airlines Sdn Bhd is the national flag carrier airline of Brunei Darussalam, headquartered in the RB Plaza in Bandar Seri Begawan. It is wholly owned by the government of Brunei. Its hub is Brunei International Airport in Berakas, just to the north of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei.

In 2018, he became the Goodwill Ambassador for Dementia Brunei, biggest advocate unit for Dementia early on set detection and prevention through healthy lifestyle. He initiated for Fitness Zone be an advocate as well to conduct monthly talks for the public. This was also the year that he became the Ambassador of Disney China and Legoland, and he noted that this has been one of the most memorable accomplishments for him as growing he is a big fan of Disney and his remarkable works. 2018 is a high time for endorsements for Wu Chun as he endorses Lab Series, Land Rover, , Head and Shoulders, Safeguard and Nutrilon.

Land Rover former British car company

Land Rover is a luxury car brand that specialises in four-wheel-drive vehicles, owned by British multinational car manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, which has been owned by India's Tata Motors since 2008. The Land Rover is regarded as a British icon, and was granted a Royal Warrant by King George VI in 1951.

2019, He won the Shanghai Television Festival as Best Breakthrough Artist for his first villain role in Martial Universe. STVF has become one of the most influential and prestigious international television festivals. In the same year of 2019, the International star is Hugo Boss' Asian Brand Ambassador for Spring/Summer 2019 Eyewear campaign.


Personal life

Wu Chun and his family live in Brunei. [9] [10] [11] Wu Chun is the nephew of the Legislative Council of Brunei's MP Goh King Chin.

Philanthropy

In Brunei, Wu Chun supports blood donation campaigns twice a year, environmental campaigns, and the disadvantaged. In May 2015 and 2016, he organized an inaugural and second female run in Brunei, "She Runs". All proceeds were donated to Yayasan Kanser Kanak Kanak (YASKA) or the Children's Cancer Foundation. Wu Chun made a 10-hour road trip from Qinghai to small villages in China to bestow and pledge medical supplies and sports equipment. [12] which raised $68,000 for its beneficiaries, Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam [13] In September 2016, was the goodwill ambassador of the Roots and Wings Charity Concert in Brunei. The concert raised about 43,000 BND for the Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam and La vida Bhd.

Discography

As a member of Fahrenheit, Wu Chun released four studio Mandarin albums and three Japanese singles.

Filmography

Films

YearEnglish titleOriginal titleRoleNotes
2009 The Butterfly Lovers 武俠梁祝Liang Zhongshan
2010 14 Blades 錦衣衛Judge of the Sands
2011My Kingdom大武生Yilong
Magic to Win 開心魔法Ling Fung / Earth Magician
2012 Saving General Yang 忠烈楊家將Yang Liulang
2014 Lady of the Dynasty 王朝的女人·楊貴妃
2018 Guardians of the Tomb 謎巢LukeA Chinese-Australian co-production
My Other Home 纽约人在北京

Television

YearEnglish titleOriginal titleRoleNotes
2005 KO One 终极一班 Tian Hong Guang / Wu Shizun Cameo
2006 Tokyo Juliet 東方茱麗葉Ji Fengliang
Hanazakarino Kimitachihe 花樣少年少女Zuo Yiquan
2007 Romantic Princess 公主小妹Nanfeng Jin
The X-Family 終極一家 Fire Ambassador Cameo
2008 Hot Shot 籃球火Wuji Zun
2011 Sunshine Angel 陽光天使Di Yaxin
2013 Kindaichi Case Files 金田一Li Byron
Happy 300 Days遇見幸福300天IdolCameo
2014 Kindaichi Case Files Pt. 2 金田一少年之事件簿Li Byron
2018 Martial Universe 武动乾坤Lin Langtian [14]

Variety show

YearEnglish titleOriginal titleNotes
2014 Dad is Back 爸爸回来了Cast member alongside with daughter Nei Nei
2017Daddy Where Are You Going Season 5爸爸去哪儿 第5季Cast member alongside with daughter Nei Nei and son Max
2017This is Fighting Robots这就是铁甲Team Captain for Blue Team
2018The Best Time最美的时光Cast member alongside with his father

|2018 |Best Time | |Cast alongside with his father, Wu Jingtian |}

Awards and nominations

YearAwardResult
2006TVB8 Awards: Bronze: Best GroupWon
HK Metro Hits Awards: Best Foreign NewcomerWon
AF Golden Globes 2006: Taiwan's Most Improved ActorWon
2007Top Song, TVB8 Awards: "Really Like You" 超喜歡你Won
Sprite Awards: Most Popular Idol Group (Taiwan)Won
Sprite Awards: "Only Have Feelings For You" 只對你有感覺 Favourite Duet SongWon
Sprite Awards: Best Group (Taiwan & Hong Kong)Won
13th Chinese Music Awards: Best New GroupWon
KKBOX Music Charts: "Only Have Feelings For You" 只對你有感覺: Top 20 Songs of the YearWon
KKBOX Music Charts: "Hanazakarino Kimitachihe Original Soundtrack" 花樣少年少女: Best Drama SoundtrackWon
HITO Music Awards 2007: Best Male GroupWon
2019Shanghai Television Festival : Best Breakthrough Performance ArtistWon

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