The climb to social-media fame can be deadly.
A Taiwanese woman known as the “Bikini Climber” became the latest person to die while hunting for the perfect photo to post online.
Gigi Wu, known on Facebook for posting sizzling seminude pictures atop boulders, was found frozen to death after a 65-foot fall.
The mountaineer, 36, was eight days into a solo hike Saturday when she called a friend to say she’d tumbled down a ravine in central Taiwan’s Yushan Mountain and was unable to move because of a leg injury, Taiwan News reported.
Rescuers were unable to airlift her until 28 hours later because of poor weather conditions. But by then, the young woman was dead, officials said.
The overnight temperature where she fell, at an altitude of over 5,500 feet, was around freezing, said Cmdr. Lin Cheng-I of the Nantou County Fire Department.
Wu, who also went by Wu Chi-yun, was a local social-media star who posed on some of Taiwan’s highest peaks in barely-there outfits.
In one image, she stands in a rainbow bikini and blue hat, with treacherous boulders in the background.
On Christmas Eve, she shared an image showing her scratched-up legs after being injured in a fall that she said she was lucky to survive.
Wu is far from the first person to perish while attempting to snap photos to post online.
An Indian couple fell to their deaths at Yosemite National Park while taking a selfie in October. They were reportedly had been drinking before the accident.
Meenakshi Moorthy, 30, a self-described “adrenaline junkie,” and her husband, Vishnu Viswanath, 29, took photos for social media and a travel blog called “Holidays & Happily Ever Afters.”
A Chinese daredevil who called himself “China’s First Rooftopper” plummeted to his death in December 2017 during a risky stunt near the top of a 62-story building in Changsha.
In June 2017, a 22-year-old Minnesota man was shot and killed by his pregnant girlfriendin a YouTube stunt gone awry.