Sister Furong (芙蓉姐姐) tops the list of one Chinese internet user’s “Most Disgusting Chinese Women of 2005.” A list we might not pay much attention to if it weren’t for the way that Internet stardom has shaped it. In addition to Sister Furong–for whom a Baidu search reveals 3.8 million results–“Hooligan Swallow” is another Internet star, who comes in at number 10.
ESWN, where the list is translated from the original posts on the Tianya forum, notes:
Thanks to Furong Jiejie, we found out the power of the Internet. We need not say more, but every Chinese netizen knows who she is. It only took several brief months from the several
photographs on the SMTH BBS to the coverage on foreign television programs. Compared to the tens of millions in money spent on the publicity for the movie The Promise, Sister only needed to stage a few poses and click on the mouse a few times.