17-year-old Chinese female student Wang Jia Yun 王嘉韻 became famous overnight in the Chinese and Korean blogospheres last month. First revealed as a life-size walking doll born in Kowloon, Hong Kong, Wang Jia Yun is actually a normal high school student, currently studying in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China.
Due to her incredible Barbie look, Wang Jia Yun became a top search term amongst many Chinese and especially Korean search engines between February 16th and 17th. With large round eyes, sharp oval face, pointed chin and slender body, Wang Jia Yun was instantly nicknamed “Chong Qi Wa Wa” 充气娃娃 in Chinese, which means blow-up doll in English.
Today, a Chinese media company revealed that Wang Jia Yun is not a blow-up doll, but a normal human being residing in Shenzhen. Wang Jia Yun’s pictures without makeup and photoshop editing were subsequently exposed across the Internet. It was then reported that all of Wang Jia Yun’s doll-like pictures were photoshopped to look like a real-life anime character.
The fact that Wang Jia Yun looks nothing like the photos in real life disappointed many Chinese and Korean netizens. A lot have already started to blame and criticize Wang Jia Yun for creating such a fantasy for male fans. It seems like a new star has already faded not long after it shone.
Wang Jia Yun without makeup
Wang Jia Yun’s pictures without being too photoshopped
However, as a normal high school student, Wang Jia Yun indicated that she just wanted a normal life and repaid her parents by getting into university. To Wang Jia Yun herself, she never really wanted to be a popular public figure. If so, why did Wang Jia Yun bother to photoshop her pictures and share them on her Sina Weibo (China’s Twitter) in the first place? The answer is certainly contradicting.