每日英語跟讀 Ep.K217: About the US - Shang-Chi actor’s past work as Shutterstock model goes viral
Marvel’s latest movie “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten rings” broke box office records in the U.S. during the Labor Day weekend, with lead actor Simu Liu (劉思慕) receiving praise for his stellar performance.
Amid soaring popularity, fans of the movie recently unearthed photos of Liu’s previous work as a model for Shutterstock, leading to many lauding it as the biggest “glow up” ever.
Twitter account Boss Logic recently shared four photos of Liu on Shutterstock that seemed to be illustrating colleagues and office work.
Boss Logic jokingly commented “I don’t think there is a bigger glow-up than from Shutterstock to MarvelStudios,” whilst tagging both Marvel and Liu in the post.
Amused social media users immediately took to the comment section to voice their amusement, with some saying the people in the stock photos are the new “Eternals,” the next Marvel movie to hit the big screen.
Others photoshopped the “Avengers” into the Shutterstock photos, showing Liu in a business-casual suit while the other characters appeared fully dressed in their standard outfits, gathered around a conference table.
Many called the photos “incredible” while one social media user even dug up an old recruitment advertisement seeking workers for a Canadian fast-food chain that also featured the Marvel star.
The funny tweet has left some feeling “inspired” as Liu’s past work experience ultimately led to him landing the lead as Marvel’s first Asian American superhero.
川普小兒子準備上高中！超豪華私校開十年就爆醜聞 Barron Trump enrolls in prestigious but controversial private school, Oxbridge Academy
With in-person lessons coming back for the 2021 school year, Barron Trump, the youngest son of former U.S. President Donald Trump, is also starting the new semester at a prestigious school located in Palm Beach, Florida.
今年15歲的拜倫將以新生身分入學Oxbridge Academy (津橋學院)，而這所地位顯赫的學校一學年學費竟需要價近3.5萬美元(近新台幣97萬)。
The 15-year-old will be attending Oxbridge Academy as a freshman, and the yearly school fee is priced at a whopping US$35,000 (around NT$970,420).
根據外媒People報導，該校的規畫總監史考特‧塞格佛略德(Scott Siegfried) 表示，「我們非常期待歡迎拜倫加入我們的學校和校園團隊。」
According to People, the school’s Director of Advancement Scott Siegfried said: “We look forward to welcoming him [Barron] into our school and community.”
Parents also received emails from the school notifying them that secret service members would be present on campus following Barron Trump’s enrollment.
Founded in 2011, the school boasts chef-prepared lunches, a sailing and equestrian team, and artificial intelligence as well as aviation programs.
A flight simulator is also provided, though all students are required by the school to have an Apple Laptop, The Sun reported.
雖然此校聲望很高，然而《太陽報》也點出該校於2015年起醜聞不斷；首先為校園書店店長Ulle Bohsko控告當時執行長Robert Parsons性騷擾。
Though prestigious, the publication pointed out that the school was previously embroiled in a scandal in August 2015, when a bookstore manager Ulle Boshko filed a sexual harassment claim against then CEO Robert Parsons.
Boshko was later fired and claimed that the termination was due to her accusations.
The New York Times also claimed in 2016 that founder William Koch said in an interview. “power elites group” in the school ran “the asylum.”
Following the end of his presidency, former U.S. President Donald Trump relocated to Florida and is currently living at Mar-a-Lago, an exclusive members-only club which Trump purchased in 1985. Source article: https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210907-2756320; https://chinapost.nownews.com/20210902-2747359