Top 10 web celebrities of 2009

By Hou Qi (chinadaily.com.cn)
Updated: 2009-12-23 11:16
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Editor’s note: They say everybody will have 15 minutes of fame at some stage in their life, but with the increasing use of the Internet, for some, the glare of the media spotlight often shines too brightly and suddenly. Each year several attention-arresting ‘web’ celebrities become all the rage among millions of netizens, and 2009 was no exception. Here we take a close look at the top 10 web celebrities of this year. [Top 10 Everything of 2009]

1.Wang Zifei-Chinese Obama girl

Top 10 web celebrities of 2009
Wang Zifei (sina.com)
 

Top 10 web celebrities of 2009
Wang takes off her conspicuous red coat.(sina.com)
 
Whether you consider President Obama's visit to China to have been a diplomatic success or not, it did manage to turn one young Chinese woman into the country's version of the infamous 'Obama Girl.'
 
Wang Zifei, an MBA student from Shanghai, happened to sit behind Obama during a town hall meeting, and being photographed removing her red coat was enough to catapult her into the media spotlight causing a huge stir in cyberspace.
 
In the wake of the incident, her blog clocked more than 1.3 million hits as she broke her silence to reveal the innocence behind the move. Ironically,this incident turned out to be her self-speculation with the purpose to make a name for herself. She made it to the top of our list for 2009.

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