Pretty girl, ‘ugly’ guy couple in Cambodia go viral – TomoNews
PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA — This young husband and wife team have become a minor internet sensation after a recent selfie that wifey posted to Facebook became a viral hit in Southeast Asia.
The reason? People are puzzling over what many view as a hotness mismatch. Fair or not, the post has generated huge attention and been covered in media across the region.
The selfie subjects go by the names Luvy LuvElla and her fella, Pen Visa. Ok, weird names, but for many in this part of the world, this isn’t a weird conversation to have. You see, women with fair skin are highly prized in many parts of Asia, and a darker complexion has long been associated with farmers and the poor working class.
Lucy is a cosmetics entrepreneur and had a pretty serious 77,000 followers on Facebook. Her cute looks and milky white skin mean that for many people, she ought to be out of poor old Mr. Visa’s league.
And what to the internet trolls have to say? Glad you asked! A number of commenters have questioned how it’s possible for Lucy to marry a guy with such dark skin, let alone have his baby. These people probably have leprosy.
So, ugly ducklings: keep that chin up and stay in the game. You too can find true love.