From Baidu Baike:
Swimsuit Auntie, an swimming auntie wearing a full-body swimsuit with a head covering and swimming cap exposing only her two eyes and mouth like a “robber’s mask”, her body therefore completely jet-black as if it were “covered with oil”, became famous on the internet, boosted by netizens who called her “Swimsuit Frogman”.
Swimsuit Auntie is from Qingdao, China, and became famous on the Chinese internet after these photos began spreading on Chinese microblogs last month around July 20th, a few days before everyone’s attention was captured by the 7.23 Wenzhou Train Crash. The purpose of the this custom-made swimsuit is to prevent skin exposure to the sun (prevent tanning), and perhaps protection against jellyfish.
Comments from Mop:
Sweat. Not your ordinary gei li.
Spiderman’s mom. OK.
All stupid cunts, wearing dark colored clothes absorbs ultraviolet rays the most.
I thought there must’ve been an oil spill somewhere again.
[She] can directly go rob a bank.
Almost scared me to death, I thought she was a terrorist…
Comments from ifeng:
Dressing like this is like wearing a condom, can you still feel anything?
A lot of women in Qingdao wear these, though they’re all older swimming enthusiasts, because they’re afraid of getting tanned.
The old uncle next to her is totally stupefied.
Tan for a day at a Qingdao beach and when night comes, you’ll become a black person.
The old man in the background is the highlight, his entire body red, like Hellboy.
What do you think of Chinese women’s preference to avoid becoming tanned? Do you prefer tanned skin or fair skin?