From a heroic mother to an eloping CEO to Wolf Dad, Weibo has transported more ordinary people into the realm of celebrity in 2011.
The following is a list of Weibo's top instant celebrities of 2011 in China:
The most beautiful mother: Wu Juping
Rescuer Wu Juping smiles at her own son in a ward of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Bone Fracture Hospital at Fuyang, a county-level city in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province, on Sunday, July 3, 2011 after she has saved a 2-year-old girl. [Photo/Xinhua]
Wu Juping was just an ordinary saleswoman from Alibaba.com, China's largest online B2B marketplace. However, on July 2, 2011, she bravely caught a falling toddler from the 10th floor of a building and has been heralded the most beautiful mother in China.
The toddler is two-year-old Zhang Fangyu, pet named Niu Niu. Niu Niu crawled to the windowsill looking for her grandma who went to fetch the quilts on the balcony while the child was asleep.
When a neighbor lived one floor below saw the little girl on the brink of falling, he held out a ladder to catch her. The ladder, however, was too short to reach the girl, who tumbled out of the window. At the critical moment, Wu, a passerby, rushed to the spot she thought the girl would fall to and caught her successfully so that the two-year-old didn't hit the ground.