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The truth behind a 'cute' vlogger and hotel room pilferers

Glitch reveals 'young' live-streamer to be older woman, and travellers most likely to steal from hotel rooms are...

Fans worshipped Chinese vlogger Qiao Biluo as a young "cute goddess". So when a beauty filter glitch revealed her to be an older woman, she found herself hurtling on a rollercoaster ride of dips and, in a twist, peaks in popularity.

But first, talk about a live-stream facepalm moment. Well, some stunned fans would have preferred it if her palm was actually on her real face and blocking it from sight.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 04, 2019, with the headline 'The truth behind a 'cute' vlogger and hotel room pilferers'. Print Edition | Subscribe