A Chinese woman who is popularly known as Xiaoli has broken the internet by allegedly pulling a fast on her myriad of admirers.
Someone who wrote under the alias ‘Proud Qiaoba’ on Chinese blogging platform Tian Ya Yi Du posted a story about a colleague who utilised the opportunity of having too many admirers judiciously.
The enterprising young woman managed to buy herself a house with the help of her twenty love interests.
The woman who Chinese media refer to as Xiaoli, was able to pull this off by convincing her 20 boyfriends to buy an iPhone 7 each. Though it sounds incredible and ludicrous, Xiaoli was able to work her magic and got 20 iPones from all twenty men.
After getting the phones together, she didn’t use any of them as we anticipated. Instead, she sold all 20 phones to a mobile phone recycling site called Hui Shou Bao and got 120,000 Chinese yuan (about £14,500).
And that was how Xiaoli paid a deposit for her dream house which can be really expensive, especially in China.
After the story went viral, there were speculations that it’s just a hoax. I mean, would you blame them? The whole thing really sounded like something read from a Hollywood script. While it impressed some people, others remained skeptical. Some even suggested it could be an advertising campaign for the phone recycling company.
Nevertheless, if you thought this was someone’s imagination playing tricks on them, then you are in for a shocker. According to BBC News, the story is not only true but verified.
BBC Trending approached the recycling company and a spokesperson confirmed purchase of 20 iPhones from a female client at the beginning of October. The spokesperson added that they paid 6,000 Chinese yuan (about £725) for each of them.
However, Xiaoli declined an interview with the British news site. Apparently, she isn’t enjoying all the attention from the public.