Kiev,Oct12:Ukraine’sNext Top Model has been slammed for dressing wannabe models as cancer patients.
Photographers snapped the hopefuls in Kiev, who were wearing silicon bald caps on their heads to mimic the hair loss induced by chemotherapy.
The models donned lacy lingerie and evening dresses as they lay on hospital beds for the shoot.
They were also snapped them hugging their boyfriends, dressed as beauty queens and wearing graduation robes.
But viewers ridiculed the show for trivialising such a serious illness.
Most online commentators weer shocked at the photo which captured a patient dressed in sexy underwear, while gazing suggestively at her boyfriend from the hospital bed.
Producers said they wanted to highlight that cancer was not a death sentence, and life went on for the sufferers.