Want to become a social media celeb? There’s a college degree for that

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Wanna become an Instagram star? Now, you can get a formal education for that.

A university in China is offering courses that are meant to equip students with the skills they need for online fame.

From make-up classes, catwalk practice to dance performances, the Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College (YWICC) near Shanghai says it knows what you need to become a social media celeb. 

This picture taken on March 14, 2017 shows Wang Xin (C) attending a dance class at the Yiwu Industrial & Commercial College in Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province.  Hordes of Chinese millennials are speaking directly to the country's 700 million smartphone users, streaming their lives to lucrative effect, fronting brands and launching businesses. They are known as

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In a country with over 700 million phone users, it can be tough standing out. 

But top-earning internet celebrities, known as Wang Hong in China, can earn up to $46 million a year. It’s no wonder everyone’s jostling to become the Next Big Thing. Read more…

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