If you like us on Facebook then you caught a glimpse of this earlier, but it was just too good to let the rest of you miss out on.
Have you ever wondered what your ayi would look like after a makeover? No? Neither have we. Apparently that didn’t stop one netizen from trying though, and these before/after pictures absolutely exploded after being uploaded to Weibo yesterday.
Beijing Weibo user 迟到小熊 uploaded the picture and wrote this brief summary.
- A new ayi! Haha! She’s originally from Anhui. With nothing to do today I decided to dress her up. I think if her family saw a picture even they wouldn’t recognize her! (新来的阿姨 哈哈实诚的安徽人 闲来无事把阿姨打扮下 估计她老家的相公看到照片都不认识她了)
After seeing the results, it’s hard not to be impressed. Even normally stone-hearted netizens seemed to swoon over the transformation, though others questioned the authenticity of the pic (comments translated from Weibo by Shanghaiist):
- 方程式乐园: So tender! (好嫩哦)
- 铂钠锝: Now we know why women wear make-up! She should go on “If You Are The One” (popular dating show in China) (现在知道为啥女银要化妆了 去参加非诚勿扰吧).
- LASSY: This…. this is make-up magic. (这这这，，，化妆的魔力)
- 整形萌人: Probably just a person who applied makeup then used PhotoShop to get the final result. (应该是一个人 只不过是化妆再加PS出来的效果)
- Miss_Jessie陈: A completely different person. (…完全就不是一个人。)
- 潇潇驸马: Technology is really awesome! (技术很好啊!)
- 如花淡雅: Impossible! (不可能把!!!//)
- 我这屋有点小: … Only discovering plainness after the blind date…(这。。。以后相亲必须得素颜了这)
- 快乐无忧0903: So good! Must be a make-up artist? (化的真好啊，是化妆师吗？)
If this is the start of a new trend, we don’t really know what to say. It wouldn’t be the weirdest thing to come out of the Chinese internet, but there’s a difference between doing things yourself for attention and using someone else to gain attention for yourself. The implication that all ayis are homely and something to be toyed with is of course not something we approve of, and perhaps this picture would be less patronizing if they included her name rather than her job title.