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Bikinis Really Aren't Necessary for Volunteer Work

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Nobody asked for the help, but a woman named Zhang Xiner appeared at a Guangzhou Metro station in China dressed in a skimpy bikini. Her goal was to help commuters buy tickets and find their way. Oh, she probably wanted to get famous, too. Well, that seems to have worked!

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When asked by Sohu.com, one of China's largest sites, about why she decided to "volunteer," Zhang replied, "I want more young people to come out and do volunteer work." When asked if she was doing this just to get famous, she added, "I've always liked being sexy." Other commuters reportedly said she was wearing too little, and the subway staff asked her to end her volunteer work. If anything, January is freezing—get that woman a coat!

Zhang, who's apparently a TV sportscaster, has pulled outrageous stunts like this before, it seems. This time it looks like she invited the Chinese press along with her.

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According to Sohu.com, her latest has caused such a stir online in China that the Guangzhou Metro Corporation, which the Chinese government owns, had to come out and say that Zhang was not a subway employee, adding that it has never allowed "volunteer" like this. It also stressed that people's public behavior should respect society's morals.

Sounds like Zhang should've volunteered to wear more clothes.

广州地铁90后性感志愿者被指炒作 曾在夜店兼职 [Sohu.com]

Eric Jou contributed to this report.

Photos: Sina/icpress.cn

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ChaosOrdeal
ChaosOrdeal

I am so of five minds when I read this. Hey, whatever the motivation, she's helping people out, so that's cool, but how much help do commuters need? Couldn't she have found a better way to dedicate her volunteer time? I'm not a prude, so I'm not going to bitch about the skimpy outfit she put on of her own free will, but then again, this is a pretty tactless grab at self-promotion. But if she thinks the way she looks is her best asset, and she's in the business of shameless self-promotion, anyway, isn't she doing exactly what she should be doing? Oh, brain — have some beers.