[photopress:mba_model_models.jpg,full,alignright]The Southern Metropolitan News reports that 34 junior high school graduates from southern China have enrolled in a professional model vocational school this fall for professional models.
They are all students of the first ‘model class’, launched by the Weiyuan Vocational School in Dongguan, in Guangdong Province. Supported by the municipal education administration, their three-year education is free of charge.
The 30 girls and four boys were selected on the basis of their test marks as well as their appearance. The girls are 1.7 meters tall on average and weigh no more than 52.5 kilograms. The boys range from 1.78 to 1.87 meters.
Dongguan is well-known for its garment manufacturing industry, where professional models are in high demand.