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Some awesome pics of a 6th-generation member in the 3rd team of SNH48 posing in a gorgeous costume of an ethnic minority, posted by herself on her blog:

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As a quarter German of Jewish descent herself, the Shanghainese girl looks befitting to pose as a person of an ethnic minority. :cool:

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Some stills of a graduated 1st-generation member of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, starring as an ancient general in a historical TV drama:

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The towering young woman always looks good in ancient military outfits. :cool:
 
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A long trailer of that TV drama:


An awesome thing about that trailer is that it's already a self-contained story by itself, & summarizes the entire series quite well too. :cool:

BTW, the title of the TV drama can be translated as "The Poetic Heart of Heaven and Earth."

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^ Behind-the-scenes footage of it:

 

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Some artistically styled fashion pics of a graduated 1st-generation member of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, posted by a fashion mag on its blog:

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A couple of pics featuring two members of GNZ48, who're identical twins, donning traditional costumes of an ethnic minority, posted by one of them on her blog:

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Some awesome pics featuring a popular member in the 3rd team of GNZ48 posing as a Tibetan girl in a traditional costume:

https://wx4.sinaimg.cn/large/006Apk2ugy1h6j9opwuhhj34282q21l2.jpg

^ Those words behind her are Tibetan, which's an alphabetic language distinct from the logogrammatic one used in many other parts of the country.

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^ Posing w/ the goats, of course.

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^ Holding a transformation wand Buddhist item.

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A nicely produced promotion video for the trainee members of various SNHG groups - they'll be divided into two groups for a duel:


^ The two girls appearing at the end, who're identical twins, are current formal members of GNZ48. :)
 
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The current #1-ranked SNHG member, who's a 5th-generation member of SNH48 & the captain of their 3rd team, gracing the cover of the current issue of a local mag in their home city:

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^ The mag proudly points out on the cover that she's the very 1st Shanghainese to be elected to the top rank in a General Election of SNHG. :)
 

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A graduated 1st-generation member of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, posing as a woman in the Tang Dynasty:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/008qInNTly1h6phvn01dlj324836cqq4.jpg

^ It looks a bit sexy, but was actually a common look of women during that ancient historical period. :)

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A nice MV for a traditional-Chinese styled song by some of the GNZ48 members (click those underlined words to watch it) :


^ I also like those various traditional-Chinese styled costumes they're donning in it. :cool:
 
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The captain of SNH48's 4th team at their special theater performance yesterday for celebrating her birthday:

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^ The 4th-generation member onstage w/ her birthday cake.

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^ Posing w/ the impressive birthday decoration set placed at the 1/F lobby of their exclusive theater by her fan club.

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A couple of pics featuring a former CKG48 member in SNH48's 3rd team, posted by herself on her blog:

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^ I like her dress. :cool:
 

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A graduated 1st-generation member of SNH48, now a solo artist under the same company, posing as a woman in the Tang Dynasty:

https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/large/008qInNTly1h6phvn01dlj324836cqq4.jpg

^ It looks a bit sexy, but was actually a common look of women during that ancient historical period. :)
Behind-the-scenes footage of that shooting:


^ The Tang lady also looks like a younger empress of the Tang Empire during its most powerful period, when women's status & power were also at their peak. :cool: BTW, the song playing in the background is also rendered by her.

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^ More pics of the empress, shot at her palace complex:

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^ The decoration on her forehead was chic at the time.

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The current top vocalist of SNH48's 1st team at the special theater performance of the team yesterday for celebrating her birthday:

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The 5th-generation member posing w/ her birthday decoration set placed at the 1/F lobby of their exclusive theater by her fan club:

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The petite but strong-willed former deputy captain of their legendary old 5th team (the largest team in both SNH48 & SNHG histories & the incubator of both BEJ48 & GNZ48 ) also has many fans in Taiwan. :)
 

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A popular 4th-generation member in the 4th team of SNH48 at the special theater performance of the team yesterday for celebrating her birthday:

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^ Donning a pretty cool stage costume. :cool:

The towering "giant loli" (as she's often called by her fans XD ) posing w/ her birthday decoration set placed at the 1/F lobby of their exclusive theater by her fan club:

https://wx3.sinaimg.cn/large/002VZWIBly1h6w1ud53smj64802tcb2e02.jpg

^ The skillful skateboarder is also known by her nick meaning "heavenly grass," hence the plant theme of the decoration set. :)
 

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An official report on that theater performance held yesterday (right-click the pics to view them in their original huge sizes):

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^ Note that there're several graduated members from that team (one had already been transferred to another team before her graduation, tho) & a couple of current members from other teams, as well as her fellow artist friends she met outside SNH48 in the recent years, being invited as guest performers. Also note the heavily Chinese style of her huge graduation decoration set placed at the 1/F lobby of SNH48's exclusive theater by her fan club. I also like that white dress she wore during the event. :cool:

The successful artist is the very last 2nd-generation member of SNH48 to graduate, & is now having her own team of supporting staff in her newly opened exclusive office. :)
In fact, she's not (she's the very last 2nd-generation member in their 2nd team to graduate, tho), & it should be this 2nd-generation member in their 1st team instead - the announcement about her graduation special theater performance, graduation fan meeting & thanking event, graduation online activities, & graduation peripheral goods, released today:

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Behind-the-scenes footage of a graduated 1st-generation member of SNH48, now a solo artist of the same company, doing mag shootings: