BEIJING – On Weibo yesterday (May 31), Chinese mineral water brand, Wahaha, announced their new spokesperson, 29-year-old Taiwanese actor Greg Hsu.

Hsu replaces Taiwanese singer-songwriter Wang Leehom, who had been the face of the brand since 1998.

Last year, Wang, 43 then, had his contract with the brand cancelled due to his age, ending a 20-year working relationship.

Kelly Zong, daughter of company founder Zong Qinghou, said: “He’s old and aesthetically speaking, tired.”

She added that a younger ambassador was necessary to appeal to a younger market, according to Oriental Daily.

While Netizens praised the new campaign images of Hsu, some still miss Wang, believing that he is more suitable as a spokesperson.

Meanwhile, Wang said that he grew up with the brand, and would continue to support it in the future.