Instagram-ready: Vietnamese influencer teaches art of posing

How to smile, where to place a hand, which direction to face: young Vietnamese social media users are snapping up a popular influencer’s course on posing for the perfect photo. In communist Vietnam, where 70 percent of the population is under 35, the classes are particularly popular with young women. Instructor Pham Kieu Ly — who has hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram and TikTok — set up the $130 course in Hanoi after women began asking her how to look their best in photos, largely for social media. The lessons also teach aspiring amateur photographers how to take snaps themselv…

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