News, but not the serious kind
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