Smart or Nah? Woman Makes Her 20 Boyfriends Buy Her New iPhone - Then Sells Them to Buy A House

This might just be the smartest woman on the planet. Don't you think?!

A lady from Shenzen, China, known only as Xiaoli has managed to raise approximately £14,000 which she has since used to buy a house in the countryside.

Instead, she managed to convince all 20 of her boyfriends to buy her an iPhone 7 .

Canny Xiaoli then sold each of the handsets via the website Hui Shou Nao and made 115,010 Chinese yuan (£13,991), the Metro reports.

Xiaoli's story appeared initially appeared on a blogging forum and was shared by user Proud Qiaoba

"Everyone in the office is talking about this now. Who knows what her boyfriends think now this news has become public," they added.

According to, the woman is not from a wealthy family and her "mum is a housewife and her dad is a migrant worker, and she is the oldest daughter."

"Her parents are getting old and she might be under a lot pressure hoping to buy them a house… But it's still unbelievable that she could use this method," a friend said.

As you'd expect, Xiaoli's money-making scheme has divided opinion.

When the story was first shared on the Chinese social network Weibo, many users branded her as 'shameless'.

However, there were plenty of people who praised her ingenuity.

One woman wrote, "I can't even find one boyfriend. She can actually find 20 boyfriends at the same time and even get them to buy her an iPhone 7. Just want to ask her to teach me such skills."