Dimash Kudaibergenov tries to feed a panda, in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, Feb 18, 2017. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
How does it feel for a foreigner to become famous in China? The 22-year-old Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergenov, who recently shot to fame in the country, may be the best person to provide the answer.
Kudaibergenov rose to fame in January when he first took part in "Singer 2017", a singing competition TV show. His voice instantly won hearts of Chinese audiences. Before he came to China one of his three wishes was to see pandas. And that came true on Saturday when he was named the ambassador for "I'm in China" in Chengdu in Southwest China's Sichuan province, the first stop of the "I'm in China" program.
"I'm in China" is a cultural exchanges project initiated by China International Communication Center and related institutions, in which foreign stars, online celebrities and volunteers will be invited to visit different places in China and experience local culture and custom. The opening ceremony of this event will be held in Chengdu on Friday.
His other two wishes were taking part in the TV show and meeting Jackie Chan. Now all three have come true. But that's not all. He even got a chance to feed pandas, received a gift from Jackie Chan and became a household name after the contest.
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