It seems Chinese actor Xu Kai (許凱), who portrayed “Fu Heng” (傅恒) from the popular series, “Story of Yanxi Palace” (延禧攻略), can’t catch a break. He has been in the headlines and under media scrutiny lately for good and bad reasons. They say once you’re famous, all your skeletons come to haunt you. Xu Kai’s past has been dug up by netizens, ranging from allegations of domestic abuse brought up by an ex-girlfriend to even getting plastic surgery.
Old pictures of Xu Kai before he joined the entertainment industry were shared online recently. One set of photos were from a modeling competition he joined at 18. Some netizens are saying there are differences from before and now. There are speculations Xu Kai had double eyelid surgery as his eyes look different in his old pictures.
Xu Kai had revealed on a recent interview that he actually has hooded double eyelids (內雙), but they somehow naturally turned into outer double eyelids (外雙). He explained, “When I sleep, my eyes would especially itch. Around sophomore or junior year in high school, I started rubbing my eyes and it became like this.” When the host asked if he’s ever had plastic surgery, Xu Kai responds, “No, because I am afraid of needles. On time I had a fever, my manager told me to go to the hospital and get a shot. I wouldn’t go even if it killed me. I went for medicine instead.”
Aside from the plastic surgery allegations, his supposed former classmate revealed Xu Kai was a heavy smoker, comes from a comfortable family, and also had a nickname, “Mosquito” in elementary school.