Ball’s in their court

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

HONG KONG: Thou­sands of Chi­nese women are vy­ing to at­tend a lav­ish ball in Shen­zhen, lured by the pos­si­bil­ity of a fairy­tale match with a mil­lion­aire.

More than 7 000 women are ap­ply­ing for just 40 tick­ets to at­tend the ball, where sev­eral multi-mil­lion­aires will pay around $5 400 (R40 300) for the priv­i­lege of meet­ing them.

The ball will in­clude a lav­ish ban­quet, ac­com­mo­da­tion at a lux­ury five-star ho­tel and a cruise.

Women will be screened for looks, physique and in­tel­lect, with coun­sel­lors judg­ing whether they are “kind, gen­tle and taste­ful”. – Reuters

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