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After Years of Enduring Painful Racist Attacks, Zhong Feifei is Now Having a Moment

The biracial Chinese-Congolese model/popstar/beauty blogger/social media influencer/reality TV star Zhong Feifei endured years of vicious racist attacks online for her skin tone, curly hair, and, well, because she’s far outside of the mainstream of Chinese female beauty standards.

But now she appears to be gaining some fame after finishing a respectable 27th place on a national TV singing competition. Both the Chinese and international media are starting to cover her less as some kind of victim and more as an entertainment personality, a goal that she’s been working hard to achieve.

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