Scantily-clad showgirls were usually the highlight of the annual China International Entertainment Expo, or shortly ChinaJoy attracting tens of thousands of fans to pay a visit.
However, this year Chinese authority had decided to cracked down on the so called "vulgarity" featuring hiring scantily-clad showgirls to attract visitors.
Just before the opening ceremony of the ChinaJoy 2012 held in Shanghai from July 26 to July 29, the authority issued a lot of regulations on dressing, behavior of the exhibitors and the models they hire to attract exposure of their company and products.
But there are still some exhibitors ignoring the regulations. On the first day of ChinaJoy 2012, a stock-listed internet gaming company ZQGAME hired a Athena cosplayer, 22 years old Chinese model Li Ling 李玲 to attract visitors. ZQGAME and Li Ling were apparently the first-day star among so many beautiful and sexy Chinese showgirls of the ChinaJoy 2012. The visitors and photographers didn’t quite know where to point the camera. From the waist up, Li Ling looked great cosplaying as a busty, scantily-clad Athena from the Saint Seiya anime/manga franchise.
The problem is that she showed too much skin of her, her outfit stopped from the waist the up, providing attendees with a gracious glimpse of her see-through lace panties. (Some of the photos are NSFW).
The authority quickly took action. The next day, the company ZQGAME was warned, fined and required to breach the contract with Athena cosplayer Li Ling! Li Ling did not appear in the following days on ChinaJoy 2012!
After being sent home, Li Ling wrote on China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform Sina Weibo expressing her difficulties and helplessness. : “ I was just doing my job… Being a showgirl is hard: while it looks like we may be basking in the spotlight, we’re really struggling. ”
After posting the blog, revealing photos of Li Ling quickly began to circulate on the internet, making her an instant internet celebrity and her Sina Weibo profile page was quickly overrun by comments.
Li Ling 李玲 is a sexy Chinese girl coming from Hunan Province. She has a nickname Waiwai 歪歪.