shanghai - After the 'horror death' of a 14-year Russian model, the fashion world in China is under attack. Foreign models are often poorly treated. An Italian complains about local conditions against local media.
Julianna Mucsi, now 26, came to China as a teenager. She went after her dream, but reality turned out differently. 'Modeling agencies do not value your time. They drag you to castings that you do not actually hear, even male castings. We drove in a car without air conditioning- no fun in the summer, 'she says. Supper food was usually limited to fast food from KFC or McDonald's, according to Mucsi.
In China, foreign models are normally received 'with open arms'. Especially from Russia, Eastern Europe and Brazil, beautiful women are lured for advertising campaigns. However, legislation is in its infancy. Now there are special laws, but for a long time models worked illegally on tourist visas.
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