Preparing an army of hostesses for August's Beijing Olympics.
By Katie O'Connell
Photo Credit: J. Jin/Panos
In preparation for Augusts Beijing Olympics, China is assembling an army of 380 dewy-skinned, facially proportional, physically fit hostesses for the games. Here, a handful all between 5'6" and 5'10" improve their posture while biting chopsticks to achieve a natural smile. Picture-perfect ambassadors for a country girding for mass protests over its human-rights record, particularly concerning women.