It’s nearly impossible to predict what the next big Internet craze will be, though pretty women and cat memes are generally good bets. In a common case of the former, Japanese bloggers have recently latched on to images of Lala, a fashion-forward college student from Taiwan. “She’s just too cute!” Net users cry as they post picture after picture of this refreshing beauty. However, while Japanese reports introduce her as a 17-year-old sweetheart, Chinese news sources inform us that she’s actually 19 years of age. Could it be that her cute factor is all a result of little misconceptions?!
Lala’s full profile tells us that she’s five feet, four inches tall. She weighs in at 83.8 pounds and is blood type O. The pictures that spurred Lala’s online fame mainly feature her in the high school uniform of one of Taipei’s privately-owned primary schools. The uniform’s white blouse creates such beautiful contrast with the navy sweater that’s clearly emblazoned with the school’s emblem. How adorable! And young-seeming!
In actuality, Lala has been working as a model for the major communications company, Chungwa Telecom, and many of the pictures that we see of her were actually shot on location at her work. For years Lala has put great effort into creating and managing her own personal fan club. Letting her fans know where she is and what she’s doing via pictures and videos helps her to feel more connected. She’s already amassed more than 2,000 fan followers! We wonder how many of those are Japanese and how many of them will abandon their obsession once they realize that she’s not actually an underage high school girl…
Source: ETtoday (Chinese) via LivedoorNews