Fans had the shock of their lives when a 'young' Chinese vlogger's beauty filter recently malfunctioned during her livestream and revealed her to be a 58-year-old woman
BBC reported that the vlogger, known as 'Your Highness Qiao Biluo', was on a Chinese livestreaming platform called Douyu.
The Global Times reported that the woman was urged by fans to remove the filter and reveal her true face.
However, Qiao Biluo apparently replied: "I can't show my face until I receive gifts worth 100,000 yuan (RM60,000). After all, I'm a good-looking host."
Known for her "sweet, healing" voice and often called a "cute goddess", Qiao had fans give her donations of up to 100,000 yuan (RM60,000)
After the glitch happened on 25 July, Qiao Biluo, who previously had more than 100,000 subscribers, lost many of her original followers.
Her fans also reportedly withdrew their donations upon seeing her true identity.
She did not realise that the filter had stopped working until people in her VIP access room began to exit all at once.
The vlogger has since removed her account. But not before someone recorded the whole incident and posted it online.
The woman was in a joint livestream with another vlogger named Qingzi (on the left of the screen) when she was accidentally exposed
According to BBC, several people praised Qingzi for not showing any reaction when the glitch happened.
Meanwhile, there were a number of sympathetic people who said that Qiao's popularity came from her voice so she should not be judged by her looks.
Still others were angry because it felt like she had "conned" people of their money.
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