A foreign professor at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University has become a minor celebrity on the Chinese internet due to his vague resemblance to a certain really smart dude with white hair.
Also, because the teacher’s last name kind of sounds like “manzou“—which literally means “walk slowly” in Mandarin, but more generally is a way of saying “take care”—they have also dubbed this Einstein-look-sorta-alike “Professor Manzou.” He has apparently taken to the name and has it printed on all of his business cards, according to Xinhua.
The 68-year-old professor has been teaching in China for three years. He is reportedly very exhuberant and cheerful in the classroom and well-liked by his students.
He admits that he too believes he looks something like Einstein, but still can’t quite believe that he has become famous on the internets.
Btw, don’t let his “walk slow” nickname fool you. Dude can ball.
See if you can tell who is who in the picture below:
A Chinese man in Guangzhou has turned his vague resemblance to U.S. President Barack Obama into a flourishing career, despite the handicap of not actually being able to speak English all that well. He joins the likes of Kim Jong Uns, Xi Jinpings, Mao Zedongs and other lookalikes in China who’ve made a livelihood off their fortunate (well, if you want to call it that) appearances.
Meanwhile, this hunky Jay Chou lookalike just sells mangoes and flexes. And all this Shinzo Abe lookalike can do is bow, probably because he’s a robot.
So, who knows what is in store for Professor Manzou.
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