China (The Weekly Vice) -- The World's Hairiest Man is back on the market and looking for love!
Yu Zhenhuan, the 2002 record holder as the "world's hairiest man" according to the Guiness Book Of World Records, has recently broken up with his girlfriend. Wasting no time, Yu re-entered the dating scene by joining an online dating agency.
Another member of Yu's dating agency saw his picture profile and called the media to report him. "I was amazed to see his picture there, since I'd been hearing he was going to get married soon. So I called the media," said the member who wished to remain anonymous.
Yu confirmed questions of his prior relationship's demise. "We got to know each other through the Internet and had been seeing each other for three years. Unfortunately our relationship has come to an end," he explained. "My whole body is covered with hair, and my parents are worried I won't be able to find a wife. May girls are shocked when they see me in person," he added.
Although 96% of Yu's body is covered with dense hair, he does not hide his unique appearance. In addition to online dating, he also displays photos of himself on his website, http://www.maohai.com/.
In a 2004 interview, Yu expressed some of the hardships of growing up in China with this kind of physical characteristic. "People laughed at me and called me 'caveman'. I used to throw stones back and fight them as a kid, but now I've grown up and learnt how to endure it," he said as he recuperated in a hospital ward from ear surgery.
It was during this interview that Yu also expressed interest in pursuing a career as a professional singer. "I hope to prove myself and others wrong in singing some day. Of course, in the beginning, people will say, that's just 'hairboy' singing," Yu Said. "But I want to rely on my skills to make it big," he added.
The Weekly Vice
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