They are young and athletic, and are women. These are the features preferred by the super rich in China when they choose their bodyguards. The specific requests to security agenzie legalised in 2010, for female bodyguards is by now on the rise. Rapidly growing China, where the number of millionaires has now come to be equal to that of the United States , personal defense has become one of the priorities in the circles of the Vips.
According to the manager of an agency in the field, women who want to excel in this profession have to be at least 1, 65 m tall, drive a car, speak English and be an expert in kick-boxing, martial arts that teach you to fight with your hands and feet. In this way, the growing cult of celebrity and wealth circless, increasingly widespread in the developing country, beauty, accompanied to the discipline from strict International training academies, becomes one of the criteria for finding a job in the market of bodyguards.
To crowd these schools is certainly the new culture that has spread in China but also the excellent salary received for this type of profession. The phenomenon also would vindicate and refute the ancient tradition that has always seen the fairer sex as weak and helpless. Their massive presence in the field has become also the element of competition with male colleagues. This fact can certainly be justified by two factors: the first is that amongst Chinese millionaires, there are definitely more men and this makes them men’s favourite bodyguards, secondly, women donot catch the attention so easily and can be exchanged for a friend or a simple companion.
Translation provided by Marina Stronati