Pictures of an 18-year-old male “snake spirit” set the Chinese internet on fire with controversy over the summer. On his Weibo, the guy posted pictures of himself that quickly went viral as he boasted about his “natural” features, while netizens vehemently voiced their doubts. Now, pictures have leaked online showing what “snake spirit boy” looked like as a kid.
And here’s some more recent photos of him all grown up.
“Snake spirit boy” was the Weibo handle of 18-year-old Liu Zichen, who claims to be a model from Beijing with porcelain skin, huge doll-like eyes and a pointed chin making him resemble a beautiful “snake spirit.”
Liu maintains that his features are “all natural,” attributing his unique looks to his half-Asian-half-American blood, but thousands of netizens have expressed their doubts. One web user managed to dig up Liu’s old passport photo to prove that he had indeed undergone drastic plastic surgery. “If you’re natural, then no one in China is natural!”, one user remarked.
Liu, however, rebutted their claims by insisting that the passport photo only looks different because it was taken five years ago. He did eventually admit that his nose was surgically altered, but claims that his jaw shape changed with the repeated use of a special face mask (the brand of which, of course, had not been revealed).
He has yet to respond to these latest pictures.
[Images via Sina]