If you would ask Chinese people where the most beautiful Chinese girls live – many of them would name Chongqing (municipality in central-western China). Curiously, this opinion is shared by many foreigners who work and live in China. On one of my visits to Beijing I met a foreign guy who knew nothing about Chongqing except the fact, that it is home to hottest and spiciest girls in China.
It seems that Chongqing girls benefit from word of mouth fame: there is a joke that married men who come to visit Chongqing realize that they had married too early :-).
When reporters from Chongqing local channel and newspaper promoted an initiative to create the city’s name card, they checked the popularity and relevance of different symbols representing Chongqing. “Beautiful girls” topped the list surpassing even the favorite local dish (hot pot) and the central boulevard Jie Fang Bei.Last year a research was held to rate 106 different locations of China by proportion of beautiful girls living there. Girls were evaluated by different criteria, including attractiveness, charisma, proper usage of make-up and dressing style.
The research claimed that according to these standards Chongqing holds the first place followed by Chengdu (capital of Sichuan province) and Changsha (capital of Hunan province). This result was achieved with impressive number of 24% of Chongqing girls between 16 and 32 years old entering the category of beautiful (or nice at least… hehe…)
Why so many beautiful Chinese girls live in Chongqing?
Some people claim to know the reason for a high proportion of beauties in Chongqing.
- First the humid weather, fog and lack of strong winds contribute to smooth appearance of skin. Therefore, local people often look younger than inhabitants of other provinces of the same age.
- Secondly the spicy food characteristic for local cuisine is believed to improve the blood circulation and remove toxins.
- Thirdly the mountainous relief of the city makes it a natural gym producing slim legs and flat bellies.
Whether the above mentioned reasons are true or not – as a result Chongqing girls have a high self-confidence allowing them to wear very unique and daring clothes. Few other places in China can boast such amount of mini-skirts and T-shirts tied above belly-button. They are like magnets for men’s eyes who will often go to Jie Fang Bei to “da wang” (a phrase in Chongqing dialect meaning “to watch the beautiful girls”).
The last thing worth of mentioning is that Chongqing girls have very hot temper often compared with spicy hot pot. Together with that they are straight, frank, enthusiastic and show great loyalty to their friends and particular filial piety.
After finishing reading this you have two choices: either believe my word or come to Chongqing and “da wang” yourself.
Not completely assured yet? Then listen to the following song and watch the video. Attentive listeners might even hear the “da wang” phrase.
Common Chongqing girl, Crystal Tao