coming under investigation for alleged tax evasion. However, there was just one problem with the coverage. The woman in the photos accompanying many of the stories was not Fan Bingbing.arlier this week, international media outlets began reporting on Fan Bingbing
Instead, articles by publications like the Financial Times and the South China Morning Postfeatured a photo of 23-year-old He Chengxi, a reasonable mistake to make, as it turns out, considering that the woman has made it her life’s ambition to look just like China’s most popular actress by repeatedly going under the knife over a period of years.
Time well spent, apparently.
To help her achieve her goal, He’s boyfriend even opened up his own plastic surgery clinic, which now specializes in quickly turning clients into celebrity lookalikes. Nowadays, He works at the clinic while also spending time growing her social media flock. At the moment, she has more than 1.2 million followers on Weibo.
Both she and Fan walked the red carpet at the Cannes film festival earlier this year where an AFP photographer snapped a photo of He and apparently labeled it as being a picture of Fan.
Inkstone News was one of the publications fooled by this photo. After realizing their mistake, they reached out to He who had this to say about people getting her confused with Fan Bingbing: “I always said to them: I like Fan Bingbing, and I look like her, but I am not Fan Bingbing. On the international stage, I hope people see me as an independent person.”
Unfortunately for her, that is apparently not the case.
Okay, it’s quiz time! Which of these women is Fan Bingbing and which is Fake Fan Bingbing?
Seriously, we don’t know how we’re supposed to be able to trust a photo of Fan ever again.