Proving that the human race is as shallow as it is hungry, Taiwanese people are flocking to a local McDonald’s not to munch on chicken nuggets, but to snap a photo of a doll-faced employee dubbed the McDonald’s goddess.
The lovely cashier, named Wei Han Xu, has been working at the McDonald’s part-time for five years, Shanghailist reported. She apparently spends the rest of her time taking pictures of herself and posting them online.
Wei Han Xu needn’t bother, as plenty of customers are doing that for her. Back in 2013, a blogger named RainDog did something fairly creepy. Entranced by the goddess’ beauty staring back at him as he ordered a Big Mac, the man took her picture and posted it on the Internet.
He called her “cutest McDonald’s goddess in Taiwanese history.” And the Internet fell in love. She’s even earned a cute nickname — WeiWei or Haitun, which means “dolphin” in Chinese.
Afterward, her smitten fans flocked to her Taipei City McDonald‘s to catch a glimpse of the goddess, as if it were a religious pilgrimage. She also became a bit of a celebrity, appearing on several variety and game shows in Taiwan, Food World News and the Daily Mirror added.
In a detail that will have many feminists cringing, female employees at McDonald’s restaurants in Taiwan frequently put themselves on display for customers.
“McDonald’s in Taiwan has a glorious track record when it comes to cute girls since their staff started cosplaying in maids’ dresses, sailor uniforms, and other outfits since 2013,” according to a post on Rocket News.
Since WeiWei’s face went viral, business at the local McDonald’s has boomed as people arrive just to peek at the goddess, but the trouble is that no one is really buying anything. The manager isn’t exactly happy about it.
In addition to her part-time job at the fast food joint and her frequent selfie-posting, WeiWei is also a college student. To see the pictures that have so entranced the Internet, click here.
[Photo Courtesy Wei Han Xu / Facebook]