When organisers of a motor show in Shanghai announced a ban on scantily-clad models, they hoped the event would be a far more tasteful affair.
But what they hadn’t bargained for was the models dressing up as beggars and protesting against the decision – because they have been put out of a job.
The girls donned short, ripped dresses and smeared ‘dirt’ on their faces, before pretending to beg outside a shopping centre in the Xujiahui district on Sunday, reported the People’s Daily Online.
hey urged exhibitors to ‘put an end to all types of vulgarity’ and to instead provide ‘artistic enjoyment’ to visitors to the show.
The organising committee added that the focus should be on showcasing the advanced technologies on offer and innovation in the car industry.
A total of 2,000 exhibitors are attending this year’s show held in the Chinese Expo Complex, including Rolls Royce, Nissan and Toyota.