Guangxi Satellite Television and an Italian fashion agency have upped the ANTi for Chinese reality shows by teaming up to stage the decisive showdown between supermodel and bug: the ultimate battle for supremacy. Talk about FLYing off the handle!
The game show aired its first two rounds of the tournament yesterday, bugging models by turning their catwalk into a gnatwalk.
The challenge: contestants strut their stuff barefoot through ten of thousands of live beetles.
Bugs were crushed, women were screaming and members of the audience were FLEAing the building. Some models even fell over into the piles of pests. All this in the name of beauty, naturally.
And all for what, exactly?
The prize: out of the 40 beautiful women already selected from cities and provinces across the mainland, the 12 models to make it through the qualifying round will become finalists, winning a trip to Italy working in the European supermodel industrial complex. Lord all mitey, that's one way reinvent the Top Model shows!
Although the competition may look like a work of weevil and did receive a MOTHerload of cricketism, some netizens still think it's the bee's knees, exhibiting devotion to one's work.