Ever since her photos appeared on social media last week, Sevelyn Kinya, also known as Seve Gat’s, has achieved fame and infamy in equal parts after photoshopping herself into photos of Chinese landmarks. She then posted the photos on her Facebook profile, claiming to be on a trip to China.
The trip started with her standing in front of a Kenya Airways plane.
I have left the country to china
Posted by Seve Gat’s on Monday, 29 February 2016
She also posted photos of her on various Chinese landmarks, such as the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven.
woow enjoying everything here
Posted by Seve Gat’s on Wednesday, 2 March 2016
China… Nice place indeed. 的中文翻譯 | 英漢字典
Posted by Seve Gat’s on Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Last day of visit. Bye China.
Posted by Seve Gat’s on Friday, 4 March 2016
At least the shadows were consistent.
This led to a series of parodies, including one skydiving…
#sevegats lol!!! pic.twitter.com/hgQ1jT2KaU
— AnneAyanneChebet (@chebzie) March 5, 2016
On the moon…
@iGitz_ Now we are on the moon like… 😂😂#SeveGats pic.twitter.com/FVqK0G8mFx
— mbugus…. 🇰🇪 (@itsmbugua) March 5, 2016
And with Donald Trump.
Campaigning for Trump. #sevegats #WhereIsSeveGatsNow pic.twitter.com/QLADbe9yao
— Barbecue (@johniehawker) March 5, 2016
She was also photoshopped into the First Lady’s half marathon, where it looks like she’s helping Margaret Kenyatta stretch.
— Eric Mugendi 🇰🇪 (@mougendi) March 6, 2016
There were copycats…
Seve Gat's with president Kenyatta pic.twitter.com/NLtxScFb0I
— Prof.Dr.ENG. Nanguti (@nangutikevin) March 4, 2016
Sevelyn’s dream of going to China looks like it’s going to come true thanks to Sam Gichuru of Nailab.
Turns out the story behind the photos is one of ambition and aspiration.
Sevelyn asked her friends to photoshop her into pictures of China because she wanted to ‘feel that she was actually there’.
Sam and his friends (and friends of his friends) raised enough money and frequent flyer miles to get Sevelyn a return ticket, pocket money and a stay at a four star hotel. Also included is a potential meeting with the Kenyan ambassador to China.
It appears that some dreams actually do come true.