The State Council Information Office yesterday released the nation’s latest nutrition and chronic diseases status report, which includes a summary of the average height of males and females (aged between 20 and 25) from 34 divisions across China.
So where should modeling agencies be scouting out their next Chinese recruits? Apparently, Shandong province. The average height of a Shandong male is 175.44 cm (5.75 feet), while Shandong females measure in at 169.45 cm (5.56 feet) on average. Ok, not necessarily runway material, but you get the idea.
Running in second place is Beijing, with an average height of 175.32 cm for men and 167.33 cm for women. Heilongjiang comes in a close third with an average height of 175.24 cm for men and 156.25 cm for women.
Shanghai placed eighth on both lists, with the men standing 173.78 cm on average and females measuring in at 163.79 cm.
The report also found that people dwelling in China’s northern regions tend to be taller, while those in the southern areas are more likely to be shorter.
Here is the complete ranking of the average heights, make of it what you will.
By Crystal Lau
[Infographic: toutiao // Image Credit: Arvin Lim]