Andy Warhol famously said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Well, folks, the future is now!
A middle-aged scrap collector has become an internet star after launching a live-stream account in which she talks about her life. The woman, Tao Yuqiu, makes her living scrounging the city of Songyuan in Jilin province for useful pieces of trash. About three months ago, she decided to do something else with her time, setting up equipment in her home so that she could connect with people around the country.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Over time, Tao has managed to build up an audience for her streams, which are full of positive energy and good values. Her neighbors have said that while her job may be to collect junk, she’s always extremely optimistic, serving as an example for us all.
While China’s booming live-streaming industry is mostly known for its seductive ladies, who are no longer allowed to eat a banana on camera, the movement has made stars of individuals from all walks of life, including a one-armed construction worker and a woman who thought she was eating aloe vera.
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