China’s Elite Female Bodyguards

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The country’s booming population of billionaires means that bodyguards are in high demand—particularly women, who are ​valued for their covert presence, precision, and elegance.

For the trainees who prefer slingshots to makeup, learning to walk in heels in order to blend in is one of the toughest lessons.

  • Purple Dave

    If it’s female billionaires who are doing the hiring, I’m wondering if part of the motivation is that being in the constant presence of armed females is less likely to result in being assaulted by their own bodyguards. Also, it’s China, and it may be seen as socially improper for women to hire men to guard them outside of the public eye.