Furious Chinese models

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.

Models Protest At Car Show BanBut 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.

Pic shows: Models claiming they need the work to survive after being banned from appearing at the Shangai International Car Industry Exhibition in China. Scantily clad models were controversially banned from appearing at the Shanghai International Car Industry Exhibition in China. Traditionally, the girls have draped themselves across luxurious new cars, enticing buyers and the public to admire their sleek new lines. But organisers decided they wanted buyers to concentrate on the contours of the cars only and informed the models they would not be needed. The ban caused street protests from the leggy girls who dressed as beggars claiming they needed the work to survive. Holding up placards at a metro station near the auto show at The National Convention Centre in Shanghai they wrote: "I can’t be a showgirl anymore; all that thinning was for nothing.  I’m here to beg for food." "We are unemployed."   On others they begged :"Auto show do not forsake us. " "Showgirls are people too. Thinning was for nothing." "The world is big; we want to survive."  Model  An Ran, 20, who has been a showgirl for two years,  said:"I think this is a  ridiculous ban. Models have always promoted cars in this industry.  We are professional models who do a good job." Visitors travelling long distances to the show in the past have always admitted admiring  both the cars and the glamorous models who pose next to the cars.  Some manufacturers  have even insisted on choosing the girl’s outfits and the colour to showcase their cars in the best light. But organisers of the current show officially announced a ban on the models and children attending the event out of "safety concerns". Some shows in China have become notorious for models in over-revealing outfits. Sometimes, these auto shows have been referred to as "flesh shows." Critics claim manufacturer’s should improve their products, rather than have pretty girls posing all over the cars for sexy photo shoots.  Determined Gu Chuting, head of the organizing committee, said they will review the ban after they see how things go during the exhibition. He said exhibitors had acknowledged the new rules which were meant to encourage people to focus more on the cars. ends

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.

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 Scantily clad models were controversially banned from appearing at the Shanghai International Car Industry Exhibition in China. Traditionally, the girls have draped themselves across luxurious new cars, enticing buyers and the public to admire their sleek new lines. But organisers decided they wanted buyers to concentrate on the contours of the cars only and informed the models they would not be needed. The ban caused street protests from the leggy girls who dressed as beggars claiming they needed the work to survive. Holding up placards at a metro station near the auto show at The National Convention Centre in Shanghai they wrote: "I can’t be a showgirl anymore; all that thinning was for nothing.  I’m here to beg for food." "We are unemployed."   On others they begged :"Auto show do not forsake us. " "Showgirls are people too. Thinning was for nothing." "The world is big; we want to survive."  Model  An Ran, 20, who has been a showgirl for two years,  said:"I think this is a  ridiculous ban. Models have always promoted cars in this industry.  We are professional models who do a good job." Visitors travelling long distances to the show in the past have always admitted admiring  both the cars and the glamorous models who pose next to the cars.  Some manufacturers  have even insisted on choosing the girl’s outfits and the colour to showcase their cars in the best light. But organisers of the current show officially announced a ban on the models and children attending the event out of "safety concerns". Some shows in China have become notorious for models in over-revealing outfits. Sometimes, these auto shows have been referred to as "flesh shows." Critics claim manufacturer’s should improve their products, rather than have pretty girls posing all over the cars for sexy photo shoots.  Determined Gu Chuting, head of the organizing committee, said they will review the ban after they see how things go during the exhibition. He said exhibitors had acknowledged the new rules which were meant to encourage people to focus more on the cars. ends

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