This stunt has horse girl written all over it. A woman from Chengdu, Sichuan province placed billboard ads all over the city as a way to find a future husband. The ads feature her in a wedding gown and a horse, and cost an average of 1 million yuan (165,300 USD) a day.
Want China Times reports that each ad measures ten meters long and four meters wide, and they’ve been placed at all the city’s 200 bus stops. The ads feature the 28-year-old woman named Huang Lijuan and two unidentified horses. The captions on the photos read: “I have a house, car and savings… looking for Mr Right and a happy 2014.”
Huang is said to have taken the action after years of pressure from her family to get married. The move caused a stir on the internet, drawing 12,000 comments on Sina Weibo as of 18:30 on Jan. 1. Some netizens suspected that the ad may in fact be a marketing ploy or a way for Huang to become famous overnight, while others said it underscored her sincerity in making friends.
After media outlets picked up the story, they found that Huang works as a marketing manager at a local realty firm. She confirmed to reporters the authenticity of the ad, however adding that the ad space was offered by her company free of charge to fill a vacuum caused by a delayed rollout of a housing project.
Huang said that because she is so busy with work, she hasn’t had time to find a suitable husband.
“He must be clean, positive, caring towards parents, responsible, although handsomeness is not a prerequisite,” she added. Equestrians a plus.
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