Telegraph: Several hundred blonde women marched through the Latvian capital Riga yesterday in a bid to cheer up the crisis-hit Baltic nation, suffering the worst recession of all 27 EU member states.
Led by an orchestra, the first-ever blonde parade featured women dressed in pink and white, some accompanied by lapdogs, in a charity fund-raising event that organisers hope will become an annual event.
«I’m not stupid. I’m beautiful and I’ll prove it,» Ilona Zigure, a participant, said.
Organisers said they were determined to bring positive energy to their country, expected to see its economy contract by 16 per cent this year.
The parade was part of a «Blonde Weekend«.
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