Roll up roll up: Wanted - hairy-faced wolf boy or girl for freak show
Applicants must be from Britain and have “a minimum of 60,000 hairs growing on the face”
Circus: Jesus Aceves
By Jeremy Armstrong
13 Jan 2013
Millions are desperate for work but this job offer is unlikely to spark a flood of applicants.
The Circus of Horrors is advertising for a wolf boy or girl.
Applicants must be from Britain and have “a minimum of 60,000 hairs growing on the face”.
The ad has been placed as the circus has signed Jesus “Chuy” Aceves, better known as Wolf Boy, for its three-month British tour.
He is from Mexico, and UK immigration law means the show must give a resident here the opportunity of taking the role before Jesus gets his chance.
Circus of Horrors founder Dr Haze said: “It is strange. We are pretty sure there are no wolf boys or girls in the UK but we must still advertise the job here.
“The applicant must be a genuine wolf person.”
The circus – a self-proclaimed freak show which reached the Britain’s Got Talent finals in 2011 – is offering £500 a week for the job.
The ad says: “People with beards or wearing masks are unacceptable. A woman with a beard may be considered for a different job opportunity.”
Jesus, said to be the first wolf person in Britain for 30 years, has hair all over his face due to a condition called hypertrichosis, or werewolf syndrome.