A few (good looking) ingredients are often all that’s required to stir up a sort-of Weibo success story, this one involving a couple of formerly fat teenagers who stumbled upon adulthood with svelte physiques and scholarly ambitions, winning web users’ admiration.
Before and after photos of the twin brothers, Yuan Ziwen and Yuan Zihao, have gone viral on the microblogging site Weibo. As the story goes, they were a couple of pudgy teens who were teased in school for their bad grades. Now seniors at the prestigious Peking University, they’ve been crowned by web users as “the most handsome twin brothers” in the school’s history.
The Hebei natives are both 21 years old and have received scholarships for their grades. Yuan Ziwen also writes books and launched a cosmetics brand with this business partners.
The “transformation”, perhaps more accurately described as “maturing”, nonetheless brings hope to the chubby-cheeked, the poindexters and the general underdogs in middle schools across the world.