Ever since American Pie, the cult of the Milf has held strong in the popular imagination. And it seems China likes its hot mammas too. Weibo, that bastion of good taste and culture, has had its share of weird competitions this year, and the newest one (though probably not the last) is a photo competition of crazy, sexy, hot mothers. As more and more people participated, netizens realized that the 辣妈大赛 (hot mama competition) is seemingly dominated by young mothers. The competition soon became a poll, asking netizens what their ideal “hot mamma” was like. What kind of mother is more attractive, a fiesty cougar or a young kittenish babe?
Poll results show that twice as much netizens (nearly 30,000) think that older “hot mammas” are sexier. However, those who actually post pictures of themselves tend to be young women, very young indeed.
A mom who loves cosplay and has a young daughter. (@树尼玛妖子)
From left to right: mothers born in 1994, 1995, and 1997
And, as ever netizens are very opinionated:
大大DIKE: Took a look at “Hot Mother Competition”, my whole heart and soul is shivering! (girls born in) 94, 95, 96, 97, are all children’s mothers! The 96 one’s kid is already 3 years old! This means having a baby at 14! I thought about my recent argument with XX regarding not wanting to marry early and give birth early and I suddenly feel that I was wrong. Have to catch up with this world, in a few years it may be too late…
留牙难: My ideal mother is someone who goes to school at the right age, starts working when the time comes, gets married at a fitting age, and has a child at the appropriate age. After giving birth, she can manage both work and family well, and can treat herself well: that is a true hot mother. Girls who still enjoy campus life and those who are your age but are already mothers cannot even compare with you. Enjoy your time now.
桃宝: The recent “Hot Mother Competition” completely renewed my world values. There are so many mothers born in 95, 96 and 97. According to the law, women cannot marry until 20 years old. People born in 95 are only 18 years old, but some of their kids are already several years old. That means there are so many girls who gave birth to their children when they were underage. Haven’t the babies’ father violated the law? Their sex lives are unchecked; they give up school, and yet boast of having kids while underage. Not only are they not ashamed but they are proud of it. Maybe I am too traditional, but I really cannot accept this.
However, one of the definite winners is Christy Chung, a famous Canadian/Hong Kong actress who is 43 years old. She also posted photos of herself and her daughters, asking: “Cayla, do you think you and mommy and are hot enough?”
Her post has already received over 19,000 likes, over 10,000 re-tweets, and nearly 5,000 comments. At her age, with her body, healthy image, looks, and positivity, netizens rejoiced at her participation in this competition, and praised her as a true “hot mamma”.