6/22/2018 2:46:27 PM

Taiwanese butcher dubbed `Pork Princess` is so popular people queue to buy meat

  • Zhang Caijie, 25, became an overnight hit after pictures posted online
  • Her good looks have made her popular attraction at Dongmen Market
  • Mothers have tried introducing their sons to her at market in Taiwan
Chopping up dead meat for a living has never been regarded as a glamorous profession... until now.

With her model looks and winning smile, one woman in Taiwan has earned herself the dubious title of "Pork Princess."

Zhang Caijie, 25, has become an overnight internet sensation after social media users posted photos online of her working on her family stall.

The former philosophy student, who studied at Fu Jen Catholic University, has been helping out at a market in Dongmen Market, Taipei.

She now has admirers turning up at the market asking: "How much meat do we have to buy before you give us your phone number?"

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Even mothers and grandmothers have visited the stall to introduce their sons and grandchildren to her, ETTV reports, making her the most popular attraction there.

"They ask me if I have a boyfriend, which school am I studying at as well as other details," Zhang said.

"It"s quite embarrassing actually. They tell me that girls who work for their family are good girls and that they like this type of girl."

She added: "One guy tried to pressure me into adding him as a friend online but I simply refused."

She told reporters that her family are third generation butchers and that she decided to work there after taking a break from her studies.

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Zhang was not too keen on her nickname from admirers and said even her friends call her "pork sister" now.

Her good looks and enthusiasm have not stopped the odd mishap though.

"I often cut myself," she said. "The pigs trotters are really big as are the bones so my family will not let me use the large cleavers." 

Down to earth Zhang has not let her internet fame go to her head and continues to work as a butcher as well as making Chinese wontons.  

An elderly stallholder, who has watched Zhang grow up, said she had always been a "good girl" with a "strong spirit" who worked there despite its unappealing smells and surrounds. 

Zhang said that despite all the offers since her internet fame, she is keen for life to return to normal and get on with her job. 

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Taiwanese butcher dubbed `Pork Princess` is so popular people queue to buy meatTaiwanese butcher dubbed `Pork Princess` is so popular people queue to buy meat

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