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Which girl will you 'pick' ?

2018-June-12       Source: Chinadaily.com.cn

The verb "pick" is one of the more frequently used words on Chinese social media platforms these days, thanks to the mega-hit girl group survival reality show Produce 101.

A total of 101 trainees from different entertainment enterprises competed against one another to become one of the 11 finalists that would make up China's brand new girl group. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

The amount of "likes" as voted by netizens measures the popularity of each trainee and determines if she can stay onstage.

In the show, candidates including Meng Meiqi, Wu Xuanyi, Yang Chaoyue and Gao Qiuzi enjoy high popularity. They vary in appearance, body type and personality, but they have all stolen the hearts of hundreds of thousands of fans.

The contestant Wang Ju, hailed as "China's Beyonce" by some Western media outlets, has aroused heated discussion both at home and abroad, with many saying she manages to break down traditional beauty barriers. Here are five "types" shown in the show, which, to some degree, reflect changing aesthetic standards among Chinese.

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