While some of us might take up to an hour trying to frame the perfect selfie, models for Taobao perform an astounding 30 poses every minute, moving as quickly as the rapidly-snapping camera in front of them.
New videos of the incredible process are burning up the Internet. “Was that a photoshoot or a new dance craze,” one user commented.
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If you visit Taobao frequently and buy clothes for your mom from time to time, you should have seen her.
Yes, today we are going to introduce the Taobao models that will be seen almost every time you visit Taobao. As for why they’re hot, let’s first look at a set of animations. ↓↓
This Taobao model can pose 30 poses in 15 seconds!
The model is called An Tiantian. Perhaps because most of the filming is for middle-aged and old-age clothing, Chinese netizens call her “Grandmother Tiantian.”
Foreign media and netizens were shocked to see the “Grandmother Tiantian” doing such a wave of action.
She works as an online model for a clothing retailer in China and is so skilled at the task that she looks like a robot as she moves one or two limbs each time in order to strike a different pose.
She is told to ‘take the handbag’ and also to ‘use the pockets’ in her trousers, and she does so seamlessly while pictures continue to be taken.
The model could put supermodels and Instagram addicts to shame so swift and smooth are her pose changes.
It’s no secret that life in the far east moves a lot faster than most of us could ever imagine, but you might be shocked to find out that this also applies to the modelling industry.
Though the models reportedly adhere to a severely demanding schedule, the pay comes in at up to $1500 for a single day’s work.
The article even uses the word “insane” to describe the insane speed.
As a photographer continually snaps shots, the models “freestyle” through a large number of different poses. They can do about two poses per second, or 30 poses over 15 seconds of continuous photos.
Chinadaily reports that some Taobao models pose in up to 150 outfits in a day and make more than 700 poses. They’re given one minute to change outfits between shoots and a 10 minute break to eat lunch. The job is lucrative for top models, though: some reportedly make up to 10,000RMB (~$1,500) for a single day of intense work.
For the fashion world, March and September are the busiest time for the models. However, for China’s Internet sales, there are many more carnivals such as double eleven, double twelve… Therefore, almost all of the year is peak season of the Taobao, with great demand for shooting, which led to the industry of Taobao model.
According to the Taobao “New Girl” website data, currently, there are more than 43,000 registered Taobao models.
Although the professional recognition of Taobao models has not been high, it has the same hard work as other people. Usually the general shooting in the clothing industry is taken across seasons, so they often need to wear summer clothes in winter and winter clothes in summer.
Sometimes, some small companies have no clothes changing sheds, and they can only find things to cover their bodies to change clothes. One day, Taobao models need to change hundreds of sets of clothes, and even more. Because of this, it also made them have to practice such a speed.
Foreign netizens were also shocked by the professional skills of Taobao models:
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SOURCE | Taobao