These Before And After Photos Are Surprising And Heartwarming

In an age where everyone strives for picture perfection on social media, these young women are bucking the trend

By Nicole-Marie Ng

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In China, it’s common practice for urbanites to leave the city to return to their hometowns – often the rural countryside – during the Chinese New Year break.

For a society that places plenty of emphasis on looking polished and ‘saving face’, what’s surprising and refreshing is a group of women who have willingly traded in high heel shoes for work boots, blazers for puffy jackets and makeup for a bare face, and documented their transformation on social media.

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Many of these ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures show them getting down and dirty in the countryside, helping out with farming and mucking out hay.

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Though the pictures are stark contrasts, we think it shows off a more down-to-earth, yet empowering, side of Chinese women and showcases their dual identities as city dwellers and humble country girls striving to make a better life for themselves and their families.

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