21 Jun 2020

How beautiful young women are used to boost the status of men

From Sunday Morning, 10:10 am on 21 June 2020

Dr. Ashley Mears is a former fashion model turned academic sociologist. The Associate Professor of Sociology at Boston University spent 18 months in the world of "models and bottles" to write her new book, Very Important People, Status and Beauty in the Global Party Circuit, which looks at how clubs and restaurants pay promoters to recruit beautiful young women to their venues in order to get men to spend huge amounts of money on bottle service.

Models on a catwalk in Turkey. (File photo)

Models on a catwalk in Turkey. (File photo) Photo: 123rf