|Wang Xuzhong, 84, poses as a nude model for art students at Southwest University for Nationalities in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Oct 9. Along with Wang, many senior residents without stable income found that nude modeling can be a good job. (China Daily/Wang Xiao)|
Children of nude model upset by dad's unusual part-time job
Wang Xuzhong, 84, never thought his children would disown him because of his part-time job as a nude model at universities.
Wang, along with many other senior residents without stable incomes, has found that nude modeling can be a good job but also a secret that can never be shared with family.
Wang's wife died 15 years ago and his youngest son passed away in 2007. Gray-haired but in good health, he lives alone and relies on his monthly pension of 800 yuan ($130) in Chengdu in Southwest China's Sichuan province. His oldest son visits him once a week, bringing clean clothes and some food. His two daughters see him once in month. "We are not close," he said.
Feeling lonely at home, he began work in April as a model at universities after being introduced by a friend. His new job requires him to hold a pose, naked, for 45 minutes in front of students, for which he is paid 60 to 100 yuan an hour. He earns about 1,400 yuan a month.
Wang worked as a tailor until 2002 when he closed his shop because he found the work too tiring.
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