‘Wealth-flaunting Girl’ to Direct and Star in ‘Autobiographical’ Film

December 24, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Twenty-two-year-old Guo Meimei, infamous for using the name of the Red Cross and showcasing her wealth online, has begun work on a film about her life.

Guo, from Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, claimed in 2011 to be general manager of a company called Red Cross Commerce on her Weibo blog “Guo Meimei Baby,” where she also posted photos of herself and her luxurious lifestyle. The controversy attracted considerable attention and speculation among Chinese netizens, earning her the title of “Wealth-flaunting Girl.”

Further controversy was sparked by a sex video in which Guo allegedly appeared, as well as rumors that she had acted as a prostitute earlier this year. Guo’s response was to post photos of expensive gambling chips worth about $800,000, saying she was “too rich to need to sell sex,” according to reports by Offbeat China.

On Dec. 23, Southern Metropolis Daily reported that Guo had begun work on a film called I Am Guo Meimei to “explain the ‘mystery’ of my previous life,” she told state media China Daily. The film, which Guo will direct and star in as herself, will focus on her life starting from around when she was 17, according to Sina Hebei.

The Sina Hebei article commented on the potential impact of such a personality as Guo’s rising to stardom: “When Guo Meimei’s movie comes out, its success or failure will serve as an indicator of the individual’s rationality and society’s cultural state.”