The overall winner was Yung Ping Vocational High School.
▼ This simple white blouse and pale blue skirt proved a hit with voters.
If you aren’t familiar with Taiwan, it’s a large island near the coast of Mainland China.
Taiwan is highly influential in this part of the world, but relations with mainland China have historically been tense.
One month and more than 400,000 votes later, the people have spoken.
Taiwan has chosen its best, cutest, most wonderful high school uniforms!
In fact, up until right around the turn of the century, individuals in Taiwan who wanted to visit mainland China had to go through Hong Kong, as direct travel was not possible.
Taiwanese girls have quite a reputation Taiwanese girls as a whole have gained a reputation for being difficult to please.
A recent survey of 22 local governments by the Chinese-language Apple Daily found none supported the plan, 21 rejected it and only one was still undecided.“We will not consider opening a sex trade zone because there is no public consensus on this highly controversial issue,” said Edward Zhang, spokesman for the Taipei City Government.“Taipei is too crowded to provide a suitable location away from schools and residential areas,” he said.
While there is no official figure for the scale of Taiwan’s paid-for sex business, observers estimate it generates NT billion (US billion) a year.
The huge online election was co-hosted by Koobii magazine and Uniform Map, an online searchable map of Taiwan and Hong Kong that collates photographs of school uniforms – and the girls wearing them.
The winning school polled an impressive 100,000 votes. The first and second-placed schools took the top two spots from early May, when the contest opened, and held their positions until voting closed on June 1st.
Chung Chun-chu (鍾君竺), chief of the advocacy group Collective of Sex Workers and Supporters, said the new legislation continues to discriminate against prostitutes.“We are asking that no punishment is attached to the sex industry just like any other profession,” she said.