Born in 1956, Chen Yan has worked as a grassroot impersonator of the late Chinese leader Chairman Mao for seven years. Though standing only 153cm, Chen can still stand out among the crowds with the lifelike impersonation and, perhaps most strikingly, her female identity.
Chen is earning 5-digit income from every performance, usually held at some commercial promotions or companies' opening ceremonies. Yet her career success is not achieved without some cost to her marital relationship. Her husband refuses to have sex with her since he is always haunted by the illusion that his wife is Chairman Mao in person.