Over the weekend, an American woman in a wedding dress caused quite the stir at the Shanghai Marriage Market in People’s Square, offering up US citizenship to the highest bidder.
It’s not clear how serious the woman was about finding a deep-pocketed suitor. A photo of her surrounded by a sea of parents desperately searching for a suitable spouse for their son or daughter was posted onto Weibo on Saturday night where it was picked up by Timeout Shanghai.
In the middle of the crowd, the woman holds up a sign in English and Chinese, reading: “USA Citizenship through marriage to the highest bidder,” while also flashing her American passport to apparently prove the veracity of her claims.
“Fuck, the legalization of prostitution is just a matter of time,” one Weibo user commented underneath the picture.
“To get a Beijing or Shanghai hukou, people from other provinces have long ago started to do this kind of thing,” another netizen wrote.
“fuck off,” added another.
It’s not clear if there were any takers, though perhaps the woman should have tried offering herself up in some of the poorer provinces in China where the price for a bride has reached as much as 200,000 RMB.
Anyway, while a US passport is nice and all, the woman still isn’t as great of a catch as a certain 77-year-old thespian with a house in London who visited the marriage market last year.
[Images via Weibo]
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