Name: Zhu Zhengting
Chinese Name (Simplified & Traditional): 朱正廷
Nicknames: Zheng Zheng 正正 / Beibei贝贝 / Theo Zhu/ Ting Zai
Birthday: March 18,1996
Place Of Birth: Ma’anshan, Anhui, China
Blood Type: O
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Chinese Zodiac Sign: Rat
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 62 kg
Occupation: Singer, Dancer, Artist/Actor
Group Position: Leader of NEXT
Agency: Yuehua Entertainment
Associated Acts: Nine Percent, NEXT aka 乐华NEXT (Active)
Zhu Zhengting Official Social Media Accounts
Zhengting’s Studio Weibo: 朱正廷正式营业中
Spotify: Theo Zhu & 朱正廷
Youtube: NEXT playlist on Yuehua’s Official YT
Douyin: 朱正廷 NEXT_ZZT
Zhu Zhengting Fandom Facts
Fandom name: Pearl Candy (Zhēnzhū táng/珍珠糖)
Official fandom color: First Love Pink (初恋粉)
Weibo Official Fan club & fan accounts:
Zhu Zhengting Facts
– He has an eight-pack abs since he was 12.
– He learned Chinese traditional dance at 8, Ballet at 12 and Modern Contemporary Dance at 15.
– In 2014, he was admitted to Shanghai Theater Academy as he is 1st ranked in Chinese Dance Major for the whole country, the same year, he is the Champion of Shanghai Theatre Academy’s dance competition.
– First place award the same year in Chinese dance in national competition for college/university students in specialized fields
– His English name is Theo Zhu (formerly Austin Zhu)
– Zhengting is an anime figure collector, a weeb and an anime otaku
– He won 6th rank in Idol Producer and became a member of project group Nine Percent (now disbanded).
– Jung Jung was his Korean name when he joined Produce 101 Korea S2 and finished at 51st rank.
– He’s very flexible, a good cook and is easily terrified but still loves to watch horror movies.
– Zhengting is allergic to cats but owns 4 cats: Louise, Pipi, Yuumi, & DD previously it was 5 but Shiyi passed away.
– He has a big aquarium with 2 clownfish, 2 seahorses, 1 small crab, 1 sea urchin and a snail.
– Zhengting has 3 dogs: Wubaiwan, Fuli, and Guoba.
– Zhengting has one tattoo on his hip, previously tattooed as “Mr.Nice”, now covered by a Feather Tattoo.
– He knows how to speak in Mandarin, Korean, and English
– His hobbies are dancing, singing, swimming, watching movies and reading novels.
– He doesn’t like/doesn’t eat raw fish.
– Zhengting knows how to play the piano and is learning music composition with his brother-in-law as his teacher.
– He knows how to play the guitar and even bought 1 electric guitar and 1 acoustic guitar
– Zhengting is always involved in all of the songs he releases, from the music, lyrics and overall performance
– He is allergic to peanuts
– Zhengting drinks warm milk before going to bed, and he loves milk tea with pudding and additional bobba in it
– He likes to do arts and crafts on his free time to distress (oil painting, scented-candle making)
– Zheng Zheng is into training in martial arts and boxing
– Zhengting loves to travel and his favorite city is Paris
– He once mentioned in Master in the House that he dreams to propose on a Ferris wheel date with the girl he wants to marry
– He has bowls and cups in his house that was made by himself
– Zhengting loves to drink tea in the afternoon, alone, reading books and playing a vinyl record
– Most of the paintings in his house are painted by himself
– He likes to play mobile and online games
– He gets startled easily
– A certified animal parent and lover
– He came from a well-off family and his parents are very private people
– Zhengting shared a room with Justin and Cheng Cheng back in Nine Percent’s dorm
– His motto is “The curtain to life’s stage can be open any time, the key is your willingness to perform or choose to avoid it”
– Zhengting often receives compliments like “he is not just a handsome face, he is hardworking and capable.”
– He always receives high praises from his co-stars & co-workers from the director, the artists to the production team and crew for being professional, punctual, skillful, down to earth, approachable and respectful.
– He always say that he has no bad angles and he looks good 360′ in any pictures
– Zhengting may look mysterious and cold but he has a bubbly and very sweet and cheerful personality.
– His “Chapter Z”album sold 70K copies for the first 3 minutes, 100K copies were sold after 10hrs. The sales reached $700K in a month with a the total number of sales was about $16M USD.
– He is 6th at Netease Music Best-Selling Digital Single/EP Yearly Chart 2020 for his single, Empty Space.
– Zhengting ranked 3rd on Most Marketable Artists/Celebrities of 2020 Tencent Entertainment White Paper
Zhu Zhengting’s Topics at Weibo Hot Search
– On April 2, 2021, Zhu Zhengting’s CCTV performance singing “We are all dream chasers”
– During OK! Magazine Awards, he was on hot search for bringing Wubaiwan (his dog) at the red carpet
– He trended with Xiao Gui when they cut ties with Hugo Boss in respect to the Xinjiang Cotton issue
– Zhengting trended on his birthday this 2021 as “Nine Percent celebrates Zhu Zhengting’s birthday”
– He was on hot search again thrice in one day 1st week of March 2021 because of getting startled by the confetti in Super Hit Awards, his airport fashion being praised and the red packet he received from his boss for his birthday
– On Feb 2021, He was on Weibo hot search fourfold because of “Zhengting’s WeChat status is Granny Rong”(Villain from My fair princess) and his rant about his online purchase of Zoro’s (One Piece) earrings being fake, he called out a SSF and posted a video of a car following him, “Zhu Zhengting new hair color” (he dyed his hair rainbow).
– Dec 2020, he together with Justin and Ziyi,trended as they dream of going back to Dachang”
– He trended when he went back home since his grandma passed away
-“Zhu Zhengting opening a zoo”
– When he guessed on Happy Camp back in April 2020 he trended “Zhu Zhengting wore 5 denim jeans” as his look when they were told to modify the clothing available for them
– “Zhu Zhengting’s fanboys also go all out” when there was a captured video of guys taking photos and videos of him on the arrival area at the airport
– He also trended during one of Nine Percent’s fan meeting when he threw his jacket over but ending up landing on his head
– Trended for buying a Gucci Jacket because he was cold and throwing the bag and hanger on the garbage dump in a street
– In 2018, Top 1 as it trended “Luhan followed Zhu Zhengting“
Zhu Zhengting’s Ideal type
He once mentioned in an interview, that his ideal type is someone that has a Victoria Secret Model figure and must be gentle, filial, tall, long hair, well-dressed and mature in temperament or short hair, well-behaved and cute that can depend on him. The girl should give him a constant sense of dependency to him.
Zhu Zhengting’s Album/Singles
“陷” Sink | 2021
Empty Space ft Wang Ziyi | 2020
Chapter Z (Flip, 都要好好的 Must be Good, 旁观者 Bystander) | 2019
活著的時間 (Time to Live) | 2019
Hi Buddy – Memory Nine Percent | 2019
待签收 (Waiting for a Sign) | 2019
Young Power | 2019
You’re My Light | 2019
Hi Wake Up | 2019
Green Christmas | 2018
Want U – NEXT TO YOU | 2018
冬日告白 (The Winter Light) | 2018
Run Away | 2018
TV Drama/Movie appearances
Su Ji (苏记) [Qi Feng Xiang] | TBA 2021 (Currently Filming)
Novoland: The Princess From Plateau (九州·朱颜记) [Yi Wu You] | TBA 2021
The Silence of the Monster (孤独的野兽) [Luo Bin] | TBA 2021
Vanguard [Shen Diao] | 2020
Marna [Li Cong] | 2018
Variety Show Appearances
Let’s Fall In Love Season 3 | 2021
To The Top (Dance Mentor) | TBA (2021)
Youth and Melody | 2021
Hardcore Junior Ice and Snow Season | 2021
Super Hit Season 1 | 2020-21
Let’s Fall In Love Season 2 | 2020
Sisters Who Make Waves | 2020
The Greatest Dancer (Dance Mentor) | 2020
Woof Meow Story | 2020
Youth With You Season 2 & Youth With You VIP (Guest Mentor)| 2020
The Protectors | 2019
Masked Singer Season 4 | 2019
Let’s Fall In Love Season 1 | 2019
Meet at Temple of Heaven | 2019
Tide Tour Tokyo | 2019
Attention, All Visitors | 2019
IQIYI 2019 Fan Fiesta | 2019
Master in the House | 2019
Beautiful Youth | 2019
Youth With You (Senior)| 2019
More Than Forever | 2019
We Are Not At Home Tomorrow | 2018
Space Challenge | 2018
Fantasy Restaurant | 2018
King of Bots | 2018
Brave World | 2018
Truth! Flowers and Everything | 2018
Nine Percent: Flower Road Journey| 2018
Keep Running: Season 6 | 2018
Happy Camp | 2018, 2019, 2020
Idol Producer (Trainee) | 2018
Produce 101 Season 2 (Trainee) | 2017
Zhu Zhengting’s Latest Stage
Zhu Zhengting’s Endorsements
Watsons Distilled Water
Green Vegetable Carpool
Bosadeng Winter Coats
Watsons Bird’s Nest
Chow Sang Sang Love Secret Words Series
Most Popular and Beloved Male Artist of the Year – OK! Magazine Awards | 2021
Most Fashionable and Charming Singer of the Year – Madame Figaro Fashion Gala | 2021
Best & Most HIT Singer – Super Hit Awards | 2021
Most Charming Stage – Super Hit Awards | 2021
Most Popular Group of the Year (乐华NEXT) Douyin Star Night Awards | 2021
Hot Fashion Artist of the Year (Sina Fashion Style Awards)| 2020
Sustainable Development of Fashion Brands of the Year Award (Sina Fashion Style Awards)| 2020
Best Male Group of the Year (乐华NEXT) JSTYLE Awards | 2020
Leap Idol of the Year (MAHB Awards) | 2019
Public Welfare Ambassador of the Year (HELLO Children’s Charity Project) | 2019
Rank 65th Most Beautiful Face in Asia (TCC Asia Pacific) | 2019
Rising Star (Figaro Fashion) | 2019
Fashion Influential Male Star of the Year (Sohu Fashion Festival) | 2019
Annual Rising Star of the year (Baidu Annual Conference) | 2018
Most Handsome Male Idol of the Year (COSMO Fashion Beauty Ceremony) | 2018
Charity Ambassador of the Year (16th Esquire Man At His Best Awards) | 2018
Popularity Supernova (Netease Awards) | 2018
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