Author：Verbena C. W，Elaine Yang
Do you believe that female artists can make a name for themselves rapidly even without the backing of corporate packaging? Such a special group exists, and Chinese internet users have nicknamed them “Goddesses of the Male Computer Nerds.”
The phrase “goddesses of the male computer nerds” originated in Taiwan; people there tend to call unemployed men who are terrified of social interaction to the point that they won’t go out “male computer nerds.” They overindulge in computer games and surf the web night after night, or they might look up beautiful women’s blogs. If they find photos of some girls they think are beautiful, they’ll send those photos to every major BBS and ask everyone to vote for whichever one they think is the most beautiful. If the other internet users agree that a certain girl is indeed pretty, they’ll support her in every way they can; as a result, with the backing of a broad base of male computer nerds, that young woman will become an internet star as well as being recognized by the male computer nerds as a “goddess.” These gorgeous women make their career debuts in non-traditional ways; their debuts are extremely short, but because of the massive support they get online from the male computer nerds, the door to the circles of stardom is wide open to them. And as a community with abundant consumer capacity and free time on their hands, the male computer nerds have already influenced the aesthetic trends among entertainment circles and in the mainstream media. To take advantage of this, more and more female stars are packaging themselves to look like the types that these male computer nerds love: sweet, pleasant “goddesses of the male computer nerds.” Below let’s take a look at a few examples of “goddesses of the male computer nerds” from China, Europe, and America –
With looks that are not outstanding enough and without solid industry connections, Taiwanese actress Lin Yichen was having trouble rising above the masses by virtue of her own efforts. But in the eyes of the male computer nerds, her oval face became a symbol of cuteness and her not-so-sexy body shape turned into evidence of her purity and chastity. Later, she acted in many teenage idol dramas and won the Taiwanese Golden Bell award for Best Actress. Perhaps it was her having acted the role of ugly duckling every step of the way that made the male computer nerds tout her as a winner of this evolution.
The title of “goddess of the male computer nerds” in Mainland China for the past two years goes without question to the actress Yang Mi. She has a pair of big, beautiful eyes, and is fresh but at the same time a bit weird. Like a cute girl who has walked out of some manga cartoon or computer game, she has fulfilled the image of “dream princess” for the male computer nerds. In 2011, because Yang Mi played the lead roll in the cross-genre drama “Palace,” and because the drama had her “crossing” into the imperial Qing dynasty palace to fall in love with the emperor and because of the many situations and funny jokes that followed, this drama sent her flying into the ranks of China’s top female stars.
Actually, there is no lack of examples of successful goddesses of the male computer nerds in Europe and America, either. Canadian actress Emmanuelle Chriqui can be counted as one of the “goddesses of the male computer nerds” popular in Europe and the Americas. She rarely appears in the media and carries an air of mystique, but due to her sexy debut on such popular television shows as “The OC” and “Entourage,” she has quickly conquered the male computer nerds to become one of their goddesses. Another one is the famous American model Marisa Miller; with her devilishly beautiful and fit body and because of the series of swimsuit photos she shot for “Vogue” magazine, her popularity has stormed around the globe. She is called “Miss Sweetheart” by the male computer nerds.
The ways in which these “goddesses of the male computer nerds” have made names for themselves might be inspiring for women who want to make it in show business. Rather than trying to get the attention of film directors, it could be better to go ahead and shoot a video and then put it out there for the masses to judge. Apart from acting circles, the web is a great place where miracles can happen, too.