Keen on comics and looking to try out something new, one lucky teenage superfan got to step up on the stage at this year’s ChinaJoy in Shanghai and become a showgirl. This is her story.
Yang Bingyu, 16 years old, was born in Shenyang and moved with her family to Shanghai when she was a child. She told reporters that the showgirls at ChinaJoy all come for different reasons. Some go for fame, some for money and other just for fun. Personally, she just wanted a new experience.
She has attended ChinaJoy since she was a junior high school student and confessed that instead of staying in the audience, she is really excited to put on a costume and perform for the crowd herself.
The teenager says that she was selected to be a showgirl mainly because of her height. Many of her colleagues were college students, but she was still taller than most.
Following the experience, Yang said that she learned a lot during her brief time as a showgirl.
ChinaJoy, the largest annual digital entertainment and gaming expo in Asia, kicked off on Thursday in the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. Despite cleavage crackdowns, the expo still attracted plenty of visitors. Various companies lured visitors with free gifts such as gaming props and coins, as well as T-shirts with celebrities’ signatures.
We assume that there were also games. Somewhere.
By Lucy Liu
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