However, according to Chinese public and media, star of the show was beautiful 29-year-old Chinese singer and actress Lou Yi Xiao (娄艺潇), also known as Loura Lou.
In the show, Loura impressed with her styling, wearing a strapless white lace dress and singing in a duet alongside Croatian star-singer Lana Jurčević, song in English “Ready for it” (originally by Taylor Swift). Her fans were amazed by her performance and English language skills all over Chinese social media. The show is still being watched on video sharing sites and reaches 1 million views every single day.
Furthermore, Loura also impressed with her knowledge about Croatia in a Q&A game during the show. She confessed that she had prepared a bit, read about Croatian history, customs and culture. Loura said that she enjoys travelling and uses every chance to visit different places and countries, experience the lives of local people. Croatian Ambassador, Nebojša Koharović, was clearly amazed with the beautiful actress and, at the end of the show, awarded her with the main prize – free trip to Croatia.
Loura thanked the Ambassador with meaningful Chinese words: “Reading 10 000 books, walking 10 000 miles and travelling the world is what makes life complete. --- I am so happy to have a chance to go to Croatia, I will schedule my trip as soon as possible.”
Lou Yi Xiao was born in Dalian, China, and graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy. She was first noticed back in 2007 when she finished top 10 in the National Grand Prix New Singer Award, and became popular in 2009 after playing in a popular TV-series “Love Apartment”. Since then, she starred in many other Chinese TV-series: “Love is the Will from Heaven”, “Say Love with Music”, “Lady of the Law”, “Modern Son-in-law”, “The War of Beauties” and “Remember the Deer”. She also had several film appearances: “Blowing in the Wind”, “Tabarnak”, “Beautiful Life” and “The Secret of a Musician”.
She has 14.8 million followers on the biggest Chinese social media site, Weibo.