Remember that beauty pageant/talent show for foreigners, Miss Laowai China? Well, it looks as if it wasn’t a hoax after all: they’ve already got a whopping 14 candidates already, paired down from sixty applicants (our inside sources say that two are from Shanghai!). But better than that, they’ve also got an agenda: to fight breast cancer! With pamphlets!
From China Daily:
Fourteen foreign beauties competing for the title of Miss Laowai China 2010 called Saturday for more awareness on breast cancer in China.
“Breast cancer is a huge threat to women’s health. The breast cancer issue has been promoted around the world but we feel the issue has not drawn enough attention from the public in China yet,” Msafiri Sinkala, operations director of the pageant, told METRO on Saturday.
He said the campaign would cooperate with TV programs in China. They will also deliver brochures with contestants’ images to hospitals in Beijing, as a way to provide the public with more information about breast cancer.
The final of the Miss Laowai China Pageant will be held in August in Beijing.
If you’re still interested in the contest but haven’t applied, you still have a chance to make it: the program is looking for a total of 100 contestants, which means you have a few months to think up a Chinese talent, or dust off that old qipao. And though we doubt Miss Laowai will fall prey to the censors like Mr. Gay China, we can only wait to find out.