The competition generated much attention from Western press, which reported it as a sweeping feminist campaign by Chinese women against body image pressures. Chinese women are now showing more flesh Alamy. Most who shave only do so only in summer. Even in a big city, seeing hair remains just as much the norm, as seeing none. I choose not to shave because I find myself beautiful and it's very comfortable to live that way but of course days where I question why I choose to fight with all these beauty standards and ask why I am so stubborn. Sonia admits that she does still have days where she feels under pressure to look a certain way but she hopes that through social media she can show other women that having body hair is both normal and beautiful.
He Shan, a year-old Chinese teacher agrees that shaving is viewed as a Western form of female etiquette.
Polish woman hasn't shaved her body hair for a year
Veet's sales picked up in and the brand became one of the fastest growing in China. She can be found tweeting girlinbeijing. Miao Zhao who came third in the armpit hair contest Weibo. Read more from Women. However, inSonia says she decided to ditch the razor for good - and hasn't looked back, thanks to the support of her husband, who she says took a little while to appreciate her new look.