Why are the young and prominently cheek-boned of this world always unfairly singled out for punishment? Sigh. Five 20-ish models of eastern European extraction were deported after they were caught strutting runways without work permits in Shanghai’s Xuhui district. The five foreign fashion femmes, all in Shanghai on tourist visas, began walking the runway at an “entertainment venue” on Yishan Road in July, in a bid to attract customers. The models reportedly also
serviced worked other venues, club-hopping from place to place throughout the course of an evening. It’s unconfirmed whether the incident is related to the 20-year-old Slovakian model who died in Xuhui early Tuesday morning, though police state the models were discovered during a random check last month. The models left the country after serving a detention lasting several days, and received a fine of less than 1000RMB.