Did you sit staring at the dreamy blue eyes of the Pakistani chaiwala before we all came to know he was Arshad Khan (read more here). Did you share that one ‘iconic’ (anything that arrests social media attention for more than a day qualifies these days) photo of his on your various social media accounts because, well, he was ‘just that good looking’? Did you then follow-up on this overnight Internet sensation’s life-changing story to when he bagged himself a modelling contract, appearances on TV shows and discuss the possibility of a movie career?
Alongside, did you follow the Singaporean security guard at the Changi Aiport (read about him here), because that’s the picture that was suddenly being shared everywhere, in post-chaiwala WWW – but then there was no drama in that life story, so you quickly set your sights in search of another face to fawn over.
Well, the Internet never disappoints does it. And now we have a Nepalese tarkariwali who is creating a buzz in the online space. Unbeknownst to this young and very pretty vegetable seller, her photographs are being shared on several social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as the latest online sensation. There is even a hashtag #Tarkariwali associated with the phenomenon. According to Gundrukpost.com, the girl – who has not yet been identified – was photographed at the “Fishling suspension bridge between Gorkha and Chitwan”
Netizens seem to be falling in love with her beautiful face and innocent smile. We can argue the point of objectification of a person here, but after Arshad ‘Pakistani Chaiwala’ Khan’s rags to riches story, one does wonder if that would end up being the case here too.
At the time of writing, there were no reports of the girl having been found or identified, and IndianExpress.com could not independently verify the source of the photographs.