World's most beautiful stewardess: Serving passengers with a smile

Liu Miaomiao says goodbye to passengers when the plane arrives at Beijing International Airport, on Nov 28, 2016.
Liu Miaomiao says goodbye to passengers when the plane arrives at Beijing International Airport, on Nov 28, 2016.PHOTO: CHINA DAILY/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

SHENZHEN (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Ms Liu Miaomiao, a Shenzhen Airlines' stewardess, was named the world's most beautiful stewardess in a competition held in Shenzhen city, South China's Guangdong province, in June.

Ms Liu, born in Xi'an city, north-west China's Shaanxi province, decided to be a stewardess six years ago.

The three-month orientation training made Ms Liu more aware of her duties.

"Besides etiquette training, such as practising my smile by biting chopsticks, I had to master the do's and don'ts of emergency rescue in case of cabin fire or evacuation, since small mistakes can cause big disasters," she said.

After being promoted to chief attendant in 2014, she began to focus more on challenges and difficulties the daily flying presented.


Liu Miaomiao serves lunch for the passengers onboard the plane bound for Beijing. PHOTO: CHINA DAILY/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

Once a flight from Beijing got delayed as it did not get clearance for takeoff from the air traffic control due to the heavy traffic rush.


Liu Miaomiao carries out safety checks with her colleague before takeoff. PHOTO: CHINA DAILY/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

When Ms Liu and her colleagues tried to explain the reasons to the passengers, who were already angry at the delay, they lost their temper.


Liu Miaomiao welcomes the passengers boarding the flight bound for Beijing in Shenzhen city, South China's Guangdong province. PHOTO: CHINA DAILY/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

But Ms Liu calmed them down with her smile. What made her happy was that some passengers apologised to her at the end of the flight.


Liu Miaomiao prepares the first-class cabin onboard the plane bound for Beijing. PHOTO: CHINA DAILY/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK

Ms Liu said this job makes her feel proud whenever she thinks that someday she might inspire some boys or girls to become flight attendants.