Naomi Wang Ju photographed in Beijing in February. The popular Chinese singer says she doesn’t agree that only people with white skin, small faces and thin bodies are beautiful. Photo: Simon Song

China’s Beyoncé: how freckled, tanned Chinese pop star Naomi Wang Ju is challenging beauty standards

  • Wang shot to fame after appearing on the Chinese reality TV show Produce 101 despite being mocked online for being “chunky” and “dark-skinned”
  • The singer is now redefining the traditional Chinese sense of female beauty and has become a role model for young Chinese girls
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Naomi Wang Ju photographed in Beijing in February. The popular Chinese singer says she doesn’t agree that only people with white skin, small faces and thin bodies are beautiful. Photo: Simon Song
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