It’s official, China is suffering from a severe case of mermaid fever, and that is just fine with us. This week an incredibly cute six-month-old girl took the Chinese Internet by storm by posing for pictures in a mermaid costume.
It turns out that the chubby-cheeked kid is actually Vietnamese. Her parents dressed her up and photographed her flopping around by a pool in their hometown of Ho Chi Minh, NetEase reports.
Her parents say they were inspired after seeing the recent record-breaking blockbuster The Mermaid by Hong Kong director Stephen Chow, but even they were a bit surprised when their daughter became about as popular as the movie this week.
The little mermaid was so darn cute that Hong Kong movie star Anita Yuen couldn’t help but share the images on her personal Weibo, turning Le Pham Kha Di into an online sensation.
By Lucy Liu
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