It started with a promise: "If the class' test scores this month are the highest for this grade in school, I will teach in a maid's outfit," a teacher in China apparently told her students.

According to Xinhua, the teacher stayed true to her word, showing up in a frilly maid outfit and teaching a class. Here is a photo of the teacher in action:

Maid outfits are a geek favorite throughout Asia, spawning maid cafes and influencing video games and comic books.

トップページ >女性教師がメイド服で授業 [Xinhua]

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