Xili Bro, also known as Brother Sharp, a homeless man raved by Chinese netizens because of his fashion style and sexy looks and became a fashion icon and even made his presence on the international media.
After reunited with his long lost family, Brother Sharp recently signed with a fashion company and even walked his first fashion show on May 1. Though it wasn’t very successful because Xili Bro was too nervous and had only walked the stage for a short time on the first day. After viewing Brother Sharp’s awkward photos from the show some netizens said, “Xili is already the past, Brother Sharp is no longer sharp.” Netizens think it is a pity that Brother Sharp is already becoming a “cash cow” for some enterprises.
According to Netease, Cheng Guorong (程国荣 Brother Sharp’s real name) also registered a blog on Sina on May 5, after it went online only for one hour 10 articles were posted, it looked a like all of them came from his manager rather. One of the post titled “You broke my quiet life, where do I go from here” wrote, “Fashion company’s invitation, fashion shows, to tell the truth runway shows are not natural and free like I wanted… everything is changed, I am not sharp anymore, disappointed the fans of the once Brother Sharp.”
We don’t know where Brother Sharp will go from here, but one thing is for sure he has become an icon in China, at least his image in the past when he was still a bagger. This huge painting appeared on the street of Hangzhou, and it is still so very Xili!