As the saying goes, behind every successful man, there is a woman. The same analogy applies for these local artistes -- it's the fans who maketh the stars. These actors wouldn't be where they are today without the unwavering support and unconditional love from this bunch of loyal and fervent fans
You see them whenever there's a huge event taking place. They come out full-force in uniform coloured t-shirts, brandishing handmade signboards, banners, placards, and LED lightboards, braving the heat and humidity to garner the loudest cheers for their beloved idols.
#6 Jie Shi Wen Ming
Established in 2010 during his Star Search days with a current strength of 20 official members.
If there's one thing that baffles Jeffrey Xu, it's his fans' love of taking teary-eyed photos of him. A few thousand miles away from home in Shanghai, the Star Search 2010 winner is heartened by the little surprises and gestures of concern showered upon him by his fanclub members. Often, they would buy him bottles of cooling tea and present him with handmade gifts to cheer him on. Still fresh and new in the industry, he says his only way of repaying their efforts and support is to work hard.
"I want them to know that their hard work will be all worthwhile. I want to let them know that it's not done in vain, neither is it meaningless," he confided.
We speak with Evon to understand the fanclub better.
Jie Shi Wen Ming stands for... coming to the world of Jeffrey and making this talented boy well-known.
Most memorable thing we have done for Jeffrey was... at the recent Star Awards Show 2, we presented him with a little gift that we customised for him. It was a "Best Male Actor in our Hearts" trophy.
Last met up with him... a few Sundays ago. We had dinner and a photo-taking session together. He wanted to thank his fans, which also included a Malaysian fan who specially came down for the red carpet event at Star Awards 2011 Show 2, for supporting him.
For 2011, we hope... we hope to see him sing and dance because he is currently concentrating on acting. He has background in both singing and dancing and it'd be great to see him make use of his talents.
Jeffrey says... I hope that Jie Shi Wen Ming will be able to reach out to more people in future and I hope for people to know me better. I hope that we can work hard together and for my friends and fans to be equally successful in what they do. Work hard and never give up.