The People’s Liberation Army isn’t just the world’s largest military force, it’s also a really good place to go if you are in need of a makeover, as these before and after pictures making waves online show.
The pictures released by the official PLA newspaper show young recruits before joining the army, with their lame haircuts, scrawny biceps, and girly choices in photo borders transformed into real men with bulging muscles, great posture, and remarkable culinary skill.
The marketing campaign goes along with news earlier this year that the PLA is relaxing its recruitment standards to meet enlistment numbers in a nation that is getting larger. It also marks a major break with their previous attempts at recruitment using the internet, which were primarily made up of posting pictures of good-looking female soldiers.
They might want to photoshop a crossbow or two into the transformation pictures, though, for maximum effect.
by Alex Linder
[Images via Sina]