Tik Tok twins use online fame to study abroad

About two years ago, the twins began to upload videos recording their lives to social media platforms, and pretty soon became online celebrities. 

Filmed and edited by Ma Xuefeng. Subtitles by Sophie Wang and Andy Boreham.

When twin sisters Sun Weixiao and Sun Weimiao from Yichang city in China's Hubei Province were just ten years old, their parents let them go to shops to buy clothes by themselves.

When the twins graduated from high schools, they decided not to take the important college entrance examination. Now, after living in big cities like Shenzhen and Shanghai for several years, they've decided to pursue further education in Japan using money they earned themselves.

About two years ago the twins, who were born in 1999, began to upload videos recording their lives to social media platforms like Tik Tok, and they soon became online celebrities. Since then, they've had more chances to perform in various shows like China Joy. Sometimes they also did modeling. 

Want to know more about the twins? Watch the video filmed in Shanghai above.

Tik Tok twins use online fame to study abroad
Ma Xuefeng / SHINE

Sun Weixiao and Sun Weimiao modeling.

Tik Tok twins use online fame to study abroad
Ma Xuefeng / SHINE

Sun Weixiao and Sun Weimiao in China Joy 2019

Tik Tok twins use online fame to study abroad
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Sun Weixiao and Sun Weimiao in China Joy 2019

Tik Tok twins use online fame to study abroad
Ti Gong

Sun Weixiao and Sun Weimiao in China Joy 2019

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