Do androids dream of electric bimbos?

A mini media storm has been brewing about a young lady named Lulu Hao (or Hao Lulu). She announced to the world in July that she would undergo full body cosmetic surgery to beautify every part of her body. The operations on her face were completed this last weekend, although no one has yet seen her new improved mug because it's still wrapped in bandages. There is still some lower body work to do before she really becomes China's 'first artificial babe'. Here is a picture of Lulu Hao before the operations:


These are before and after shots, but the after shot was taken before the final facial surgery completed this last weekend.


Go to this page on for some mid-operation pics and plenty of details in Chinese. Perhaps not before a meal.

The Boston Globe, reproduced here on Stan Abrams China Blawg
Excerpt from a BBC report
On the People's Daily English site
On which is published by China International Publishing Group and the State Council Information Office

Hao Lulu vs. Michael Jackson on
Mainland Yahoo

China Media Timeline
Major media events over the last three decades
Danwei Model Workers
The latest recommended blogs and new media
From 2008
Front Page of the Day
A different newspaper every weekday
From the Vault
Classic Danwei posts
+ Culture and corporate propaganda in Soho Xiaobao (2007.11): Mid-2007 issues of Soho Xiaobao (SOHO小报), illustrating the complicated identity of in-house magazines run by real estate companies.
+ Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship (2010.03): Internet executives complain about excessive Net censorship at an officially sanctioned meeting in Shenzhen.
+ Crowd-sourced cheating on the 2010 gaokao (2010.06): A student in Sichuan seeks help with the ancient Chinese section of this year's college entrance exam -- while the test is going on!
Danwei Archives