China's Grassroots Online Celebrities Found Fame in 2016
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China's Grassroots Online Celebrities Found Fame in 2016

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Fan Xiaoqin took the country by storm recently for being the spitting image of Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba.

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Papi Jiang, a drama student, became a cyber sensation. With 10 million followers in just four months she secured CNY12 million (USD1.74 million) from investors in March for her video clips.

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Fu Yuanhui came to prominence during the Rio Olympics. The outspoken swimmer became a frequent television host thereafter.

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Kong Lujiao turned into an online celebrity overnight in October when a student snapped and posted a photo of her lecturing on a 3.3-kilogram QBZ-95 firearm.

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Mizijun, a petite girl who can eat five kilos of food at one sitting, became an online celeb after a live-streaming event.

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 He Yuxin, a police officer in Xi'an, was dubbed the 'Van Gogh of law enforcement' thanks to his series of anti-theft comics.

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