This is such great timing for C-actor Chen Xiao to debut a completely different fashion look right after a huge ratings hit. Immensely popular period C-drama Nothing Gold Can Stay (那年花开月正圆 That Year the Flowers Bloom and the Moon was Full) finished airing two weeks ago with an ending that frustrated viewers as much as the entire drama run was beloved by audiences. Female lead Sun Li only again cements her status as the period C-drama queen, even a step ahead of Fan Bing Bing in that medium, and this time she got to work with two well-match male leads with Peter Ho in the first quarter and Chen Xiao for the majority of the drama. Chen Xiao’s male lead Shen Xing Yi was the type of rascal turned patriotic hero with a one track romantic devotion that made all hearts melt and adds to his image of playing supremely swoony male leads. I loved his performance and character, and love even more this new smexy well-groomed facial hair look that he’s debut recently at various events and pictorials. He looks like a young Cha Seung Won, changing up his look an edgy and successful way.