Zhang Yidong, the Anhui man who is undergoing plastic surgery to look like the Chinese icon Lei Feng, made a public appearance toady after completing the first phase of his operations at a hospital in Hefei.
Zhang, a charity worker, said that he wanted to undergo the physical transformation in commemoration of Lei, a symbolic character for the Communist Party representing servitude and earnestness.
The biography of Lei Feng has long been questioned and many have called out his deeds as being vastly exaggerated, some referring to him as a “fake role model“. Frankly, that fits in all the better with Zhang’s endeavor.
Zhang will continue undergoing treatment at the hospital in Hefei.