Thursday, 21. August 2014
03. 07. 14. - 15:00
A middle-aged Taiwan man made waves when he styled his hair into a perfectly right-angled flat top to make himself look younger - but instead and ended up looking like a plastic lego toy.
Wu Lei, 54, quizzed about the hairdo by a Chinese web site reporter, said he had wanted to impress a 23-year-old girl who he had tried to chat up but who had rejected his advances.
But the young woman, Ling Lin, said the hairdo had made her even more unlikely to respect him as he looked like a lego figure or character from the video game "Warcraft".
Ling said: "My friends call him blockhead, I can imagine he might have found someone as he had a good and respectable job as a medical laboratory scientist at the National Taiwan University Hospital. But he should act his age."
Wu who is still single despite the expensive hairdo said: "I can't understand it. I make an attractive monthly income of TWD 70,000 (1,400 GBP). I adopted this hairstyle because I wanted to look like a guy in his 20s or 30s to attract the girl who rejected me. Or in fact any girl."
Styling his hair was not an easy task. He reportedly needs to use up two cans of gel and spends two hours doing his hair. He can also only comb it once every 15 days to get rid of dead hair.
But the hairdo and the media coverage has made Wu a hit on the streets, with people pointing out Blockhead to their kids and taking snaps of him.
The famous local comic artist Cherng Li even featured Wu in one of his stories after seeing him on the metro, saying "I could not get his figure out of my mind, so I had to put it onto paper."
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