Superstar Aspirations

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In his last life, he was a superstar that dominated the entertainment circle. In this life, he is a rebellious second generation wastrel.

Confronting the aunt and uncle who wants to seize the family property and getting rid of those slag friends who only know how to eat and drink…

Rong Xu: To not speak out means to perish in the silence!

From starting out as a third-rate celebrity, he had to rely on his own efforts to rise to the top of the entertainment circle, aspiring to once again sit on the throne!

Their first meeting —

Rong Xu: Hello, I’m Rong Xu. This would be our first time meeting, I would appreciate your guidance.

Qin Cheng: !!! (…Aahhh, He’s so cute! I really want to sleep with him!)

Associated Names
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ซูเปอร์สตาร์ชิงบัลลังก์
巨星问鼎[重生]
Related Series
Rebirth of a Supermodel (Same Franchise)
King of Classical Music (Same Franchise)
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True Star (5)
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Kill the Lights (4)
Rebirth of a Movie Star (3)
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08/04/20 Surreal Sky Translations c69 part2
07/31/20 Surreal Sky Translations c69 part1
07/26/20 Surreal Sky Translations c68 part2
07/23/20 Surreal Sky Translations c68 part1
07/16/20 Surreal Sky Translations c67 part2
07/12/20 Surreal Sky Translations c67 part1
07/05/20 Surreal Sky Translations c66 part2
06/26/20 Surreal Sky Translations c66 part1
06/21/20 Surreal Sky Translations c65 part2
06/18/20 Surreal Sky Translations c65 part1
06/11/20 Surreal Sky Translations c64 part3
06/07/20 Surreal Sky Translations c64 part2
06/06/20 Surreal Sky Translations c64 part1
06/06/20 Surreal Sky Translations c63 part1
05/30/20 Surreal Sky Translations c63 part2
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Ease
Ease rated it
April 1, 2018
Status: Completed
This is one of the novels where I can't stand the threat of the cliff and had to jump down to MTL, even at the risk of my grammar.

I do not regret. ( ̄~ ̄) I'll just seperate my personal pros and cons below:

Pros:
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1- Rong Xu : calm, clear-headed MC is the best. It's my personal preference. I might be biased because of it but I love Rong Xu. He was good at what he's doing and he knew it. There's no need to be smug with anyone or anything. It's just a fact. Period.

2- The reactions : I love the reactions worshiping the MC, whether they are from the fans or the critics, I love them as long as they are placing the MC on altar. Again, I'm biased because it's personal preference.

3- Details : Wow this author. I think he knows everything he need to knows before he write them. Thumbs up for all the researches he'd done. Not only he knows what happens during filming, he also knows what happens in a fandom. I personally am in a fandom myself, though I never contribute financially. Everything the author described in the novel, from the fans raising funds in MC's name to fans preparing to support him in his filming set, I can actually imagine it happening in real life.

4- Development : we all know MC wants to become the superstar in the new world, but he did not receive the Best Actor Award the first time he was nominated. I like this little shortcoming because life can't be smooth sailing. And MC started as third rated actor in low budget drama before he rose in popularity and acted in even better dramas and movies later. Then MC acted as the male lead in this very good, very popular movie before he got that award.

5- Relationship : I'd say it's the best thing in this novel. It's practically a lie to everyone else but they did what they need to do. MC and ML were connected by their mothers' friendship, they became roommates, friends, and then lovers. Here's the catch; Huaxia is not that accepting. So what they did was pretending to be really really close friends (even acted in homosexual movie and attended red carpet together) and pulled the wool over everyone's eyes. Until MC proposed in a freaking concert filled with fans. Talk about extravagant.

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Cons:
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1- Qin Cheng : the most typical ice berg ML, common even in het novels, not to say danmeis. I don't dislike it, but I don't like it either. It's just the ML we can see everywhere. The only think I find (a tiny bit) unique is his secret fan boy side, but it's not all that unique either. I personally think he still can has that secret fan boy side even without being an ice berg. (But it's okay because it's just personal preference. Others might like it.)

2- Love at first sight : annoying af. But meh, whatever.

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I'm prepared to write a few cons but surprisingly those are the only things I had in mind. I guess the novel is just that good. ੧( ̄~ ̄) ೨ I totally recommend this novel. TBH I can't find any shortcoming in this novel, unless you dislike danmei. Then that can't be help. <<less
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BLisLife
BLisLife rated it
July 12, 2020
Status: Completed
This is the second Mo Chen Huan novel that I've finished and I can say that this is one of my favorite novel ever. The story has similar settings as Rebirth of Supermodel and also has similar flow of the story, and it's was a good journey even I finished this novel by MTL.

One thing that I love the most is this story actually brought me to tears several times.... more>>
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although it's not entirely about our MC and ML but it's partly because of them. I really cried a few times but the ones that I feel the pain in my heart the most is :1. The whole Law Zero (MTL name) movie

2. The last chapter of extra especially when Kerry (MTL) thought that Lin Xuan died. I literally also got fooled by the author at this part and I was ready to skip the rest of chapter and cried my heart out😂

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xiaoliyang
xiaoliyang rated it
June 22, 2020
Status: Completed
I MTL-ed it. And I'm still gonna re-read it after it's been completely translated.

I would recommend this as a great entertainment genre novel. I love reading entertainment genres, and I MTL a lot of them, but I don't finish a lot of them, or even if I do, I drop them from my list. This one, however, is beautifully written.

The MC and ML are usually the first thing that makes or breaks a story. This one, I adore. I read the others in this universe, but Rong Rong is one... more>> of those GreatTM MCs and also, fanboy Qin Cheng is definitely an upper tier kind of ML. He's the ones I really want to read more. I'm so tired of black-bellied CEOs. They're good, but there's few with good written black-bellied characyers. <<less
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hejikkk
hejikkk rated it
June 20, 2020
Status: c65
Likable MC and cast. Pretty clear storyline with funny moments. Chapters are interesting to follow and aren't filler.

Some critics:

    • MC is described to be clever and liked by others but he doesn't really show this in his dialog. His conversations with the characters are respectful but really plain to read.
    • The ML isn't anything special. The kind that's super cold and hard to talk to with no friends.
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      ML immediately falls in love for no reason

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      The ML's second personality is kinda cringe...

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Overall, it's a good entertainment circle story about a star who rises to the top. However, although I enjoyed it, I wouldn't say that it has any extraordinary must-read qualities or anything unique that makes it stand out from the rest of its kind.
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limonata
limonata rated it
March 10, 2020
Status: --
the characters are clad in flesh. The writer did a great job. I always dreamed of reading the roles in the story. A perfect fiction. Playing the roles, MC gave me a sense of reality.

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my heart hopped like other netizens when she said "hui girl" drunk with her collar open. I could not stop crying in the death scene of the friend and lover of the legendary singer. If these scenes do not affect you, you can come and swear at me. Before that, I tried to read the true star novel. The characters were terrible, the story was terrible, I left it halfway. I thank you for showing that the same story base will be written so much. MC gained by gaining and working his talents. The only plus from God is that he is handsome. ML is not a rapist sad*st and maniac like the other story. MC regretted loneliness as he died. ML is a real person who makes him feel valuable.I really felt while reading. ML Although he is a great artist, he admires MC. It is not seen as an empty shell in the story. Not only in love with MC because he is handsome, but in love with the expression in his soul. Because the old MC was handsome too, but he wasn't drawn to it. Read what

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hehehoho
hehehoho rated it
March 7, 2020
Status: Completed
Created an account just to write a review hahah!

the whole book was very fun to read and especially the interactions between Rong Xu (MC) and Qin Cheng (ML). I liked the social media aspect and especially the Crazy Qin group HAHAH; the movie emperors and empresses were all so nice and tbh I would have loved to read more about them.

&& not to mention the movies described in the novel!!! Every movie especially the last one ... more>>
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About the robot (7) and scientist

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were fricking fantastic and awesome. Tbh idek how MCH thinks about all these. Kudos to her man.

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and sh*t the feels I got when I was reading about the side couple. F*ck I teared and almost cried bc of how tragic it was. Imagine wanting to improve ur acting skills only to be shot down by ur crush. Imagine having s*x with ur crush only for him to call you a fat pig and complaining how much he regrets it. Killer move by MCH; that was so angsty. But I liked that he regretted and cried over Lin Xuan (side couple shou) when he “died”, it showed how he got over his issues w his egos etc. And that ending sentence for them was a *chef’s kiss*

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NOTHING LEFT TO SAY but just read it. You won’t regret it !!! <<less
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earlgreyt
earlgreyt rated it
September 10, 2019
Status: Completed
There were some pretty good moments in this one.

The ML has a surprisingly cute side (a surprisingly cute alternate ego) and isn't your super typical chauvinist/possessive/CEO-type personality (though he's definitely pretty much perfect in everything else, including being the heir to a very top rich wealthy family or some such). His only weakness is that... ... more>>
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he can't sing (which is actually pretty nice because the MC is great at singing).

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MC is pretty good: independent, strong, and isn't outclassed by the ML in everything, also a rare find.

Other than that, it's fun overall and very fluffy, without a lot of braindead cannon fodders waiting to die. Some things are definitely dramatic (and definitely wouldn't happen in real life) but a lot of things are pretty believable and fun.

The film plots described are pretty engaging as well. I could definitely see some of them turned into real movies. I really enjoyed the historical Jinjiwei one (with the prince) and the futuristic Law Zero had a pretty good plot too.
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My only gripe with the acting is that the MC is always described as pure/clean/gentle etc and almost all his movie roles are like that (even though the author would say stuff like "he had never played a character like that before"... total lies).

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My absolute favorite thing is actually the side character romance in the extras. Seriously, it made a bigger impact on me than the main storyline because it felt very original and realistic... and one of the reasons this is rated 4 stars.

Compared to the author's other novel [Rebirth of a Supermodel] I do like this one better. ML is more original and story had more emotional/memorable points through the film plots, though character development is pretty non-existent until the extras I mentioned. <<less
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DaBrick
DaBrick rated it
July 11, 2019
Status: Completed
Absolutely adore this novel.

The ML is totally adorable~~

Perfect match with MC.

All of the movies that both MC and ML played in sounds really good too.
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CultivatorBunnyLan
CultivatorBunnyLan
July 5, 2019
Status: Completed
FIVE STARS! FIVE STARS!!!

This novel is really beautiful. The mixture of drama, comedy, romance and a little bit of angst is here.

I really love the ML.

... more>> He's so devoted to our MC and I love how kind and wonderful the MC is. Simply marvelous.

The pacing of the plot is just right. I love the other characters and also love how supportive the parents of the ML is to their relationship.

The fans of the MC and ML are also a sight to behold.

Pure comedy.

I was also drawn to the movies of the ML and MC, if I could then I would've watched it for several times. (Especially the 'robot' movie. *sadly, I don't know how to translate it in english. The '0th level'?, The '0th command'?* Arghhh! my heart and soul! I want to watch it! *cries*)

It's actually funny since in almost all of the movies where the MC and ML are featured together —the MC always dies.

You can imagine how the CP fans feel. *laughs* They're like: "When can they have a happy ending?!"

Some of the movies made me cry so bad. I suddenly felt happy to know that in 'real life' the MC and ML are together.

One more thing, I really, really, really like the other account that the ML created.

Since the ML is a very famous person, he created another web account so that he can fan-boy on our MC for as long as he likes.

Imagine: The ML with a cold face is solemnly holding his phone, it seemed that he's doing a serious business but then.....

*in the fan site of our MC*

The ML is forwarding and posting cheesy lines, declaring his love for the MC, doing silly things and many more.

I really enjoyed reading this novel.

The extra chapters are really great too.

A part of it featured the lives of the MC and ML and another part of it showcased the love life of the 2nd pair.

My heart...

This novel made me laugh and cry at the same time. Really, thank you for picking this up and good job to the author. *sends virtual hearts*

EDIT: The detective crime city themed movie of the MC also rocks!! I would watch that too.

The R-18 scenes of this novel is seriously hot, hot, hot. *nosebleeds* The best. ❤️ <<less
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zxio6
zxio6 rated it
November 30, 2018
Status: Completed
The story is very cute and makes me want to continue read the story every day until I reach the ending. And this story is a must read because the cute and funny interaction between ML and MC.
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KimiKazoo
KimiKazoo rated it
April 1, 2018
Status: Completed
Read this novel in Chinese previously. Definitely one of the best yaoi entertainment type stories.

Both characters are adorable and their interaction is <3
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Regra
Regra rated it
June 29, 2020
Status: c56 part2
Sorry I read to around 56ch but my patience with the story run out so I dropped it for now.

It is still a good novel and I like the closet fan ML cause he is such a cutie.

If you like reading slow progress stories with more Background and work explanations then this is for you. Maybe I will continue when I finish gathering my patience again...
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Xiu_er
Xiu_er rated it
June 8, 2020
Status: Completed
I have read this novel three times already. What makes me keep coming back? There are a lot of reasons.

The MC and ML are more than just likeable, especially the ML. At first glance, he is your regular cold ML, but then you find out that he is quite earnest in how much he likes the MC and doesn't shy away from expressing his adoration and love in the cutest ways possible. He isn't overbearing and listens to our MC while also keeping his own opinion instead of just turning... more>> into a wife-s*ave.

I also found myself loving a lot of the side-characters, mainly the Crazy Qin/Qin crazy group. They are a funny bunch and their interactions with Qin Cheng (ML) don't get boring. Lin Xiao also gets his own story in the extra chapters which turned out just as engaging as the main storyline.

The thing most memorable, however, that makes me keep coming back are the different drama and movie plots throughout the novel. I loved both dramas and almost all the movies Rong Xu (MC) acted in. They were well thought-out and I won't deny that I have cried because of some of them.

I assure you you won't regret picking up this novel. <<less
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EmpressRouge25
EmpressRouge25 rated it
April 6, 2019
Status: Completed
For me, this is a perfect story. It has the perfect romance:comedy:drama ratio.

There are plenty to laugh about. Moments where you cringe out of sweetness and times where you tear up.

Rong and Qin are definitely one of my fave couples. They complement each other’s character very well. You wouldn’t expect Qin to be like he is in Weibo (reminds me of Xiao and the ML of Rebirth of the Supermodel- another story by the same author). You just can’t help but love them.

Lastly, there are a lot of side character... more>> interactions and we even see some of their backgrounds- Lin Biao qaq. I cried.

This story is precious and is a must read. <<less
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