One very tall Jinan man took the rather unusual path to celebrity of quitting his job in professional sports to move back home and become a simple security guard in his hometown.
33-year-old Xie Zhiming is 2.1-meters tall, which means that in high school he studied basketball. Later he even made it on to a pro team, the Zhejiang Golden Bulls. However, basketball was never Xie’s truth passion. He wanted to enlist in the military.
So, he retired from the CBA to move back to Jinan and become a security guard. He now stands guard at various downtown intersections with his colleagues. Due to his towering height, he has become a local celebrity with ladies coming up to him all the time asking to take their pictures with him.
His friends even call him the Yao Ming of public security. This story has all the makings of a great HBO show.
[Images via Sina]