China Watch Blog has learnt that about 200 local women have won through to the next round of a matchmaking contest with the prize of possible marriage to a billionaire, and perhaps, happiness, that is, if they win.
According to a Shanghai Daily report, the women, aged 19 to 43, were chosen from 600 applicants at a matchmaking contest in Jing’an District organized by the China Entrepreneur Club for Singles over the weekend.
The contest follows similar events in Guangzhou, capital of south China’s Guangdong Province, and Chengdu, capital of southwest Sichuan Province.
Contest officials said the Shanghai contestants will join a total of 6,500 women from across the country in a second round of interviews after which 100 will go through to a final round.
Then just 28 women will be invited to a two-day party in a luxury hotel in Guangdong Province next month, a club official surnamed Cheng told Shanghai Daily.
There they will meet the billionaires who are looking for wives.
“We found the quality of Shanghai contestants higher than those in some other cities,” said Cheng.
“Many contestants are coming from top universities such as Fudan and Jiaotong, and some of them are even postgraduate students.”
The women were from all walks of life, Cheng said, and included students, office workers, models and airline cabin crew.If you think China Watch Blog's information is useful, click on cup of coffee on left hand side and make a small contribution via PayPal