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They Weren't On My Unemployment Line
Unemployment never looked this good. These out-of-work stewardesses posed for calendars.
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The 2011 calendar features glossy shots of the flight attendants, clad in bikinis and abbreviated uniforms, draped over propellers and striking racy poses in the cockpit.

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Former stewardesses Gina Agular, right, Coral Pérez, left, and an unidentified colleague apply some make-up prior to a photo session in Mexico City, México. All three worked for Mexicana before the company stopped flying last August.

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The former stewardesses pose for a photo on the rooftop of a building in Mexico City.

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The calendar has sparked a media frenzy in Mexico, and the first run of 1,000 was sold out even before Thursday's launch. A second edition of 3,000 calendars — which retail for 149 pesos, or about $12, apiece — is in the works.

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Each of the 10 aeromozas who ended up posing forked out money from her own pocket to cover the production costs of 100,000 pesos (about $8,000).

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Former Mexicana airlines employees Maribel Zavala, left, and Coral Pérez, apply make-up prior to a photo shoot in Mexico City.

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With a first-run of  1,000 calendars already sold-out and and 3,000 more calendars on the way the women look well-positioned to recoup their expenses and  more. 

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The calendar's release came on the heels of Mexicana's announcement that a restructuring proposal might allow it to resume some flights by mid-December. Under the plan, 30 percent of the company's personnel would be rehired.

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They Weren't On My Unemployment Line

Unemployment never looked this good. These out-of-work stewardesses posed for calendars.

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