Everyone knows a fan of Michael Jordan, but who would have guessed one of his biggest fans as being a 8-year old girl from Taiwan?

Back when Irene Liao was in Third-grade, she took a liking to a cardboard cutout featuring Michael Jordan in a Gatorade ad at a Nike store. So much so that she ended up taking it back with her, after negotiating it down to a price of less than ten bucks.

The cardboard cutout would accompany her wherever she went – on the tube, at school, in private lessons and even at Starbucks.


The relationship was eventually cut short after her school considered it an unhealthy obsession. Slightly unfortunate, wouldn’t you say?