Bunnies are being hunted

Australian bunnies are being hunted by the Chinese, and we don’t mean the small, fluffy variety.

The spotlight search is on for stylish, engaging and sophisticated women to audition in Sydney to become an iconic Playboy Bunny in Macau.

Successful Aussie ambassadors will score a six-month employment contract in Playboy’s newest club atop the luxurious Sands Macao Hotel.

And for those who don’t fancy wearing bunny ears and a fluffy tail, talent scouts are also on the lookout for dancers, as well as singers of opera, musical theatre, jazz and pop.

An island territory in the People’s Republic of China, Macau is a special administrative region that relies heavily on the tourism and entertainment trades for its economy, like Hong Kong.

In May, 2004, the once-Portuguese occupied territory opened the Sands Macao Hotel, which is the first Las-Vegas-style casino in Macau.

To celebrate the Playboy Club’s 50th birthday in 2010, the 1,114 sq m penthouse of the hotel will feature Playboy decor and artwork, high-end gaming, and an opulent lounge overlooking the Macau skyline.

Sands Macao Hotel creative director Tomos Griffiths says bunny rabbit spotlights have been turned south with some of the world’s best untapped talent living in the land Down Under.

“As an artist myself I understand the importance of being able to offer diversity in the work,” he said.

“One day they will be performing at a corporate function for major banks, the next day they could be performing with Lady Gaga.

“It is amazing to see the growth in our artists during their contracts.”

Despite auditions only being held in Sydney, he encouraged potential singers, dancers and Playboy bunnies from across the country to try out.

Six-month contracts for successful applicants include return airfares to Macau, accommodation, meals, uniforms, a work visa and training.

Playboy bunny hunt auditions will be at the Tank Nightclub, Sydney, on November 17 for those over 18.

Auditions for dancers and singers will take place on November 18 and 19 at the Sydney Dance Company.

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