at age 19 and wanting extra spending money, he decided to try modeling secretly without letting his father know. He signed under the well-known Taiwan modeling agency Catwalk Production House and became a highly sought-after model due to his 6' 2" (1.87 cm) height frame and having Eurasian facial features even though he is a full-blooded Chinese.
At age 17 he was scouted by a modeling agency to become a model. Because he was underage at that time, he needed his father's consent when signing the contract, but his father was highly against him becoming a model and told him to concentrate on his studies instead. Being a filial son, he listened to his father's words and gave up on the idea of becoming a model.