BEIJING—A company that featured bikini-clad child models as young as five years old at a Chinese car show sought Wednesday to defuse the controversy but also defended its actions. Many Chinese expressed outrage at the photos posted online that showed girls wearing high boots and swaying their hips in front of gleaming sedans at a car show last week in the central city of Wuhan. The historic overhaul brought years of roaring growth and dramatically improved living standards, but the rapid change was also criticized for upending social values.
Night views of Harbin through the lens. Tibetans take train home after pilgrimage or travelling. World's largest shaftless Ferris wheel built in China.
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With the increased societal push for gender equality and against the objectification of women, the presence of female models at auto shows has largely declined. The presence of female car models has not been eliminated completely, and there are several reasons. Some models who do still work at car shows have undergone a makeover—not necessarily a physical one, but in their role.
Our main focus at a show is to capture the cars, but we always make sure to take a second to snap a few photos of some of the lovely ladies. Una is a Serbian model who moved to the States over a decade ago and all she packed was a suitcase and a dream. When we first met Miami native Elizabeth Ruiz, she was a recent transplant to Los Angeles whom we had many questions for.
In List Articles. Go to any race or car show and you will see hot car girls dotting the infield or draped across a show car. Where you might have trouble finding them, though, is in the cockpit of a racecar. Anyway, to us, hot car girls get even hotter when they are behind the wheel instead of simply decorating a car, but not everyone agrees.
The air is filled with the stench of fuel and the whine of motorcycles racing around the track. Behind the grandstand sprawls the Extreme Auto Festone of several touring shows devoted to Japanese import cars. Opened hoods and trunks expose the endless variations of tricked-out engines and tanks of nitrous oxide.