Everyone knows Hababou holds the key to a possible career abroad. A Chinese modeling agency that hired a year-old Russian girl is denying media reports that a "slave contract" contributed to the teen's sudden death. But until then, the pressure grows for girls who look as young as possible, Zheng said, citing Japan as an example of a country where baby-faced models are popular. Europe G-7 or G-6 Plus One? Her travelling companion, Stephane Hababou, watches the photos of would-be models scroll across the screen. Comic Wisdom - by Sabir Nazar June Zheng said she had 16 events, with about 20 days of total work.
Sometimes hundreds of girls audition at these model castings; other times a few dozen show up.
Questions, Anger After Young Russian Model Dies in China
VOA Africa Listen live. Growing demand for baby-face models, says dead Russian teen's agent. But few are chosen. Anna selects about 30 young women during each of her Siberian scouting trips. The Siberian Times newspaper, without clearly noting its sources, reported that the girl died after falling into a coma after working a hour day. Michelle Chien, the public relations director at ESEE, said that because modeling is considered cultural work and an "exceptional industry