A 30-year-old woman from Lijiang in Yunnan province, China, claimed to be “too beautiful to work” and chose to be a beggar instead, Sin Chew Daily reported.
She claimed to have worked as a waitress and cashier but was fired.
She said if she wrote on a board “I’m hungry, need 10 yuan for food”, maybe people will give her or maybe she can support herself by selling her body, but she would not do it.
Instead, she wrote: “I’m from Hunan, I’m a natural beauty, able-bodied, and healthy, and I choose to beg here instead of getting a job, thank you to the kind-hearted souls.”
After the photos went viral, netizens expressed pity but said that someone as young, able-bodied and presentable like her should get a job instead of panhandling on the streets.