Crackdown on revealing car show models

MATT CAMPBELL
Last updated 13:26 11/09/2012
Models on the Ferrari (left) and Audi stands at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show.

REVEALING: Models on the Ferrari (left) and Audi stands at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. Chinese officials have issued warnings about skimpy outfits of models at car shows.

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The Chinese government has issued a crackdown on scantily-clad show girls after a series of near-nude incidents at the Chengdu motor show earlier this month.

According to Car News China, the organisers of the Chengdu show have been issued with a reprimand from the government over the amount of flesh shown by models posing for Kia, Citroen and Toyota – the latter of which saw an ''almost-naked Ms Yan Yu'' posing with a Camry before ''things got so mad with 'journalists' taking pictures'' the model was removed from sight.

Yan Yu was videoed and photographed exposing her breasts while standing in front of the Camry.

Two models for Kia were considered indecent – one wore a pink top with cut-out sections exposing selected sections of skin; another was spotted wearing a mesh top with nothing underneath apart from some flesh-coloured tape.

The Citroen ''booth professional'' wore a very short top and stockings with garters, leaving very little to the imagination.

It's not the first time a Chinese car show has attracted controversy over its barely-clothed models – a similar reprimand notice was issued to the planners of the Beijing motor show in April this year.

-Fairfax Australia

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