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Attention bankers who just want to meet a nice location scout for American Apparel: That cute girl you see on the Fashion Meets Finance website is not who she appears to be. Yesterday, a publicist wrote into Dealbreaker complaining that she'd found her own face on the list of RSVPs to the event, which attempts to help the ladies of fashion meet men who can pay their credit card bills. "They stole my photo (probably from Facebook)," she wrote, "and are using it to make their deceivingly fake list look elevated." Scandal! But it gets so much worse. Apparently, some of the men who RSVP'd don't even work with numbers. That's right: There are marketing guys on the website just pretending to be investment managers.
Jeremy Abelson, who founded the event, told Daily Intel that he's going to do his best to regulate the door; why, he already rejected DJ Steve Aoki! He also said this: "In the New York dating scene, the men of finance are the lions, and the women of fashion are the trophies. We have to maintain the purity of the genetic lines."
· Fashion Meets Finance Participants May Not Be Who They Say They Are [Dealbreaker]
· Fashion Meets Finance: The Hits Just Keep On Coming [Dealbreaker]
· Breaking: Some Guys Who Work in Finance May Be Liars [Daily Intel]