Stage Name: Lelush (利路修)
Chinese name: Wei Junhao (卫俊浩)
Birth Name: Vladislav Ivanov (Владислав Иванов)
Place of Birth: Vladivostok, Russia
Birthday: January 23, 1994
Astrological Sign: Aquarius
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rooster
Height: 181 cm (5’11″)
Blood Type: –
Label: Kings Holdings
Education: Far Eastern Federal University
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Fandom Name: Bamboo Shoot (笋丝/sunsi)
Fandom Color: Pink
- He is from the city of Vladivostok, Primorye Krai, Russian Federation.
- He graduated from Far Eastern Federal University in Russia.
- For his bachelor’s degree, he majored in economics.
- He studied Chinese at Fudan University
- He attended web classes at the University of Maryland College Park
- He also studied his Masters at Liaoning University in China
- His name called him “Bamboo Shoot” due to his hairstyle during episode 1.
- His ethnicity is Russian.
- His nickname is Teacher Li.
- His first visit to China was in 2010.
- He took courses of Chinese language in Fudan University in 2013.
- He juggled between several jobs: a tutor of Chinese language, a sales agent, a model, and a translator.
- He does not want to become an idol and never had any training in singing and dancing
- His appearance on the survival show was purely a chance encounter.
- Due to COVID-19, he did not go home to Russia due to the troublesome quarantine process.
- His good friend, Ivan Wang who is the CEO of King Holdings asked for his help to teach Chinese to their overseas trainees.
- He was hired to be the translator and Chinese teacher for Japanese trainees, Amu and Yuu.
- While he followed the trainees to practice for CHUANG 2021, the program realized that they had a lack of trainees, and needed more participants for the show.
- The programme staff then had their eyes fixed on Lelush and was convinced that he had the potential to join the show.
- They approached him and tried to persuade him multiple times, and even despite his initial rejection they finally managed to convince him to join the show.
- It was only after a third round of discussion with the staff of CHUANG 2021 did Lelush finally give in and agree to take part in the show
- He decided on the stage name, “Lelush” after Lelouch Lamperouge as he is a fan of the lead character of the anime Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
- He wanted to get off the show quickly and expected to be eliminated early.
- He believed that by voicing his eagerness to go home, fans would stop betting their hopes on him.
- But the Chinese audience had opposite thoughts and began mass voting for him.
- His popularity soared as fans found his desire to go home funny, and his comedic personality made people want to see him stay on longer in the show.
- This resulted in more and more fans voting for him, eventually culminating in him ranking in 10th place for the third elimination rankings.
- He felt that it was unfair that he took a place in top 10 as this meant that a trainee who wanted to debut could not.
- It was said that the Fudan University faculty encouraged fellow students to cheer him on during the show.
- He is good friends with fellow trainee Gan Wangxing and followed him instantly when the show added
- He also added Gan Wangxing to his “handsome boys and pretty girls” follow list.
- He enjoyed his stay in Hainan where the show was filmed as it was comfortable.
- He does not want to be an idol because he thinks he is too old for it and does not like being restrained and scrutinized.
- He also believed that there are others who want to be an idol more badly than he does
- As someone who is not trained in dancing, he does not like it and is tired of it
- While leaving the show is sad for other participants, for him it’s the feeling of “finally getting off work”
- Some credited CHUANG 2021’s high viewership to the credit of Lelush and his “I want to go home” narrative
- He also bluntly stated that he is tired of dancing and wants to go home earlier so he can have access to his mobile phone
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