Foreigners work as fixtures at extravagant parties
NEW DELHI: “I am 20, white, and last evening I was a table.”
Roxy isn’t kidding. Wearing a tightly knotted golden corset and a glowin-the-dark hat in a plush Gurgaon farmhouse, she did have to become a piece of furniture for an evening black-tie event. More specifically, a champagne table.
“This was among the better events I have worked at. There have been parties where I had to pose as an inanimate statue for several hours, with drunk men circling me with curious eyes. But the job pays really well. I am a high school dropout, so this is my best option,” she said.
To turn Roxy into a table, a wide plastic disk holding cocktail glasses is attached to her waist. Though this often bruises her skin, she shrugs them off as ‘minor incidents’.