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Must-have swimsuit item of the season: The facekini

Originally designed to protect your face from the sun, the bizarre new 'facekini' trend has exploded over beaches in Qingdao, China.

In some cultures, a tanned face and body implies health and leisure. But in China, a tan implies being of a lower socioeconomic status.

The explosion of the facekini has both baffled and intrigued social media users, as pictures of facekini users pop up all over online.

The facekini reportedly costs between $2.40 and $4.00 USD.

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BoniLu August 11 2014 at 7:55 AM

DUH!! never heard of sunscreen?If one feels the need to cover up so drastically, why even bother going to the beach? This is just dumb!

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alirae78 August 11 2014 at 7:44 AM

I'd rather just stay home.

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dgoffnspector alirae78 August 11 2014 at 9:44 AM

As opposed to flying all the way to China, to go to the beach? Yep, staying home is definitely the more reasonable option.

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claudia3197 alirae78 August 11 2014 at 10:13 AM

yup. I guess sunscreen and a hat are just too normal for them. lol

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LaTanya August 11 2014 at 7:25 AM

This is just Creepy!!!

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michael07 August 11 2014 at 7:56 AM

"exploding" over the beaches. Look at the background. Nobody is wearing them except the models for the photo shoot. And AOL runs with a Chinese publicity ploy.

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madkono August 11 2014 at 8:41 AM

why do these rearends, leave home...play in the tub, with the lights off!!!

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Dan madkono August 11 2014 at 11:45 AM

Or swim at an indoor pool. When I was about 11 or 12 years old there was free swimming at the local high school pool in the summer with a gym coach giving free swim lessons and awarding Red Rross certificates to those who passed the tests. ☺

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chiquito baby August 11 2014 at 7:26 AM



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dredselw August 11 2014 at 8:36 AM

Kim K should get one of these! Then a tent dress to hide the fat!

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LA is Best August 11 2014 at 7:54 AM

Ugly people, like Rosie, would look LESS creepy with the mask!!

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gsbluesky LA is Best August 11 2014 at 8:54 AM

LA is shallow

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mg1polo gsbluesky August 11 2014 at 9:00 AM

Why is LA shallow? Is it because Rosie is so UGLY?
Can't help you there!

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claudia3197 gsbluesky August 11 2014 at 10:17 AM

So you are from L.A.? Are you an angelino? cause you sound like you think you know us. Actually, keep perpetrating that lie, it might keep any more douchebags from coming here, "to be an actor". We have enough waiters.

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vaygollybum1 LA is Best August 11 2014 at 12:13 PM

gsbluesky.....beyond shallow. they are the 3 un c's
Un couth, uncalled for and unChdristian.

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English August 11 2014 at 8:42 AM

From the pictures, I agree these people need to cover their faces, I support the trend,

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Valerie English August 11 2014 at 11:19 AM

I support rude people from being allowed to comment! I support the trend of disconnecting you from society.

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green gate farm Valerie August 11 2014 at 9:49 PM

Ever heard of Freedom of Speech? You don't have to agree with the comments, you have to deal with them. Or you could just log off.

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shevon August 11 2014 at 12:20 PM

Stupid! Just go to the beach online.

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