Chinese Teens Make Hairy Underarms Popular on Social Media

By: Jana Pijak - Published: Aug 1, 2014 • References: en.rocketnews24 & oystermag
To groom or not to groom is the question sparked by these unusual armpit selfies. The recent fad has Chinese teens taking photos of their ungroomed underarms and showcasing them proudly on various social media platforms. While you may be familiar with the Oscar selfie or with sites that poke fun at the duck face, this latest internet craze is a little more unexpected.

Thanks to our social media obsession, selfies have become a symbol of beauty, vanity and are a way for today's youth to express their online persona. While a selfie is often negatively associated with all thing superficial, China's ungroomed fad is giving the past-time a better rep and proving that real can be beautiful.

While female portrayals in the media often depict women as hairless and wrinkle-free, these brave armpit selfies show pride for something that can otherwise be deemed unsightly. Stats for Ungroomed Armpit Selfies Trending: Older & Popular
Research: 97,374 clicks in 93 w
Interest: 3.2 minutes
Concept: Armpit Selfie
Related: 96 examples / 74 photos
Segment: Females, 12-55
Comparison Set: 35 similar articles, including: comical fitness selfies, satirical selfie drawings, and mock celebrity selfies.