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Obama girl fights back

A local young woman, better known as the "beauty in black beside Obama," is asking Internet users to stop talking about her personal life after photos of her at Obama's town hall meeting in Shanghai became popular.

Wang Zifei, a post-graduate student at Shanghai Jiaotong University, tried to quell internet speculation about her, saying in her blog that she is only a normal person.

The photos of Wang taking off a red coat were taken while US President Obama was delivering a speech to Shanghai's young people on November 16.

These pictures eclipsed Obama's speech as Netizens made the images into an animation and created a wave of admirers of the "Obama girl in black."

Wang said in her blog entry "What has Mr Obama brought to me?" that she didn't realize she would become so popular that Internet users would try to track her down.

She said she was not a relative of any celebrity as some speculated and she had never thought of entering the entertainment business.

She also responded to suspicions of self promotion since she got so good a camera angle. She said the seats were pre-designated according to their schools.


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