In these photos you can see how Xiamen Airline hires air hostesses. It is very common in China to have such a tough interview to choose flight attendants. Does this look like a beauty competition to you or like a test for the army? They check these girls to the teeth, literally! Also, in some cases flight attendants need to learn Kung Fu in order to keep their job.
There is a whole entertainment show around it where girls compete and show off their talents like singing.
I would also like to say that I recently got to interview a flight attendant about hosiery for Finn Magazine (stands for Feet IN Nylon). My article is going to be in their next issue that is going to be out in December and I am very proud of that. You can subscribe for their next issue here – www.finnmagazine.com
Friends, I apoligize that I am not able to present more information, but most of information on this topic is in Chinese and I was not able to find anyone who speaks it and who would volunteer their time to run a Google search. Tried, 4 times. One of my distant acquaintances, who I’d rather not inform too much about my blog, helped to translate the title on the banner in these photos – Xiamen Airlines Hires Air Hostesses. At least that helped me a little bit with research. If for some reason you are able to add more to this, please drop me an e-mail. Thanks!
Images below are from Bejing Airlines:
Update: I managed to find a Chinese person to help me! She found what I was looking for immediately as soon as she typed in the keywords in Chinese. The sad part is that she wasn’t long around to translate.
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Youku channel has a lot of videos from that competition TV show! I hope to spend some more time working on it to put together a good story for you. There are some videos on Youtube from Hainan airlines too.