Contestant Wang Ju [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
When we use the word "diva", it usually refers to Western celebrities such as Britney Spears, Beyonce or Rihanna. But Wang Ju has proved she is capable of being the Chinese diva.
Wang is definitely the dark horse candidate of the show. No one could imagine such a young woman would rise to fame overnight with her candor, uniqueness and independence.
Wang is not "beautiful" by Chinese pop's exacting standards, so she did not win favor at the initial stage of the show.
She once said, "Some people say girls like me cannot be idols. But what exactly are the standards for being a girl idol? I've eaten up all the standards."
Wang has pushed back against standards. Also, thanks to her rich life experience as a headhunter and modeling agent in the past, she tears down traditionally cultivated public images for young girl groups, encouraging all the women to be independent and become what they want to be.