Join the club? This could get ugly…
Something is getting lost in translation here.
The club, with links to the town that go back to 1879, was re-launched 40 years ago as a marriage agency for the town’s single women who felt they couldn’t find husbands because they were ugly. This sign reads in Italian, “Ugliness is a virtue, beauty is slavery.”
Now, if these women are the town rejects, they need to hop on a bus to the next village, where they might find the world is a lot more hospitable.
Giulia Chiuselli (C) poses with team mates of the ‘Ugly Club’ official volleyball team in the town of Piobbico, Italy March 18, 2007. REUTERS/Daniele La Monaca