A women studying to become a secretary at a college in Guangzhou has said that the ultra-competitive Chinese jobs market effectively forced her to have breast enlargement surgery, according to local media (CN).
Xiao Mei, who is currently a fourth year student, held a press conference in heavy disguise (why she held a press conference if she wanted to stay anonymous we’ll never know) where she told reporters that she had previously been turned down for positions in favour of more attractive candidates, despite her strong academic record.
She borrowed the 30,000 yuan for the surgery from family and friends, telling reporters that she views the augmentation as an investment, rather than a luxury.
The president of Guangdong Wujing Plastic Surgery Hospital, who apparently doesn’t understand the concept of public relations, said he doubted the surgery would have any long-term positive effect on Xiao Mei’s life.
[Via: The Nanfang]