Taiwan Typhoon-enduring, pork bun-eating woman goes viral

(Twitter / @broadagroimagem)
(Twitter / @broadagroimagem)

Typhoon Megi has left destruction throughout Taiwan and southeast China - with at least four people dead, hundreds injured, and millions without power as a result of the storm.

But one woman's act of pure nonchalance amid all the chaos has gone viral, after a photo of her eating a pork bun while standing in the middle of a street mid-typhoon was published in the Wall Street Journal.

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The image shows her chowing down on the much-loved Chinese snack, as the raging wind and near-sideways rain gradually destroys her umbrella.

Chinese publication Apple Daily tracked the woman down to quiz her on what she was thinking eating a pork bun in such apocalyptic weather - and to let her know she was now an internet sensation.

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Fifty-three-year-old Ms Dai told them she was "very angry" and wanted to sue the photographer, before adding that she was willing to provide a "normal" photo to the media.

She said she felt "unlucky" that the unflattering photo was what had propelled her to international fame.

Newshub.