The other day I browsed the Web and happened to come across a Chinese site which organized Bloggers’ Beauty Contest:
How thing has changed! During Chairman Mao’s era, makeup was considered decadent and anti-revolutionary. The Great Helmsman once proudly claimed that Chinese women “don’t love cosmetics, but love armors.” (不爱红妆 爱武装) Today, the Communist state is the eighth largest cosmetics consumer in the world, and the beauty and cosmetics industry is the fourth largest consumption area in the country – after real estate, cars and tourism.
Plastic surgery is also gaining popularity, and the country has even held a pageant for “man-made beauties” (人造美女)!
Participants of Miss Plastic Surgery
Jiang Qing, Chairman Mao's wife and a former actress, must be jealous of the Chinese women of the 21st century.
Madam Mao in her uniform