It’s Poker, Not Poke Her!


So we’re walking the Forum Shops in Caesar’s Palace and came across a store call Corsa Collections that had a live mannequin in the window display.

When you think about it, having a live person posing as a mannequin can be more economical than buying a real mannequin. Why pay up to $5,000 for a mannequin when you can hire someone to sit in front of the window for $10 hour during the busy hours. In addition, a real fake mannequin attracts more attention and will often have their picture taken. This is an added branding bonus since Corsa has their store name right under the window.

One can say Corsa really got their money’s worth when we came walking by. Not only did we took pictures, we also did a video. I wonder what was going through her head when I poked her? 😈


41 thoughts on “It’s Poker, Not Poke Her!”

  1. Sucker says:

    At the very least this post will send lots of people by the store to poke the mannequin! :mrgreen:

    1. dcr says:

      I wonder if there’s a blog out there somewhere that now reads: “So, there I was just doing my job, and this guy came up and poked me! I mean, he poked me! And he took pictures and video tape too. Who knows where that will end up! That’s it! I’m going back to McDonald’s!”

      1. Haha, nice comment 😆

      2. Will says:

        LOL i was just thinking about that. I won’t be surprised if someone makes a parody blog just for this incident.

      3. This was the nicest thought I read recently anywhere in online comments. LOL!

    2. Mystery says:

      Yeah, wish I were there to perform a “certain” type of experiment and see if she’ll stay zipping it!

      BTW, I don’t think it’ll be harmful to let go of some words, laughs….etc. instead of the dead silence. But afterall, this is what makes people curious and John reaching over to “poke” her (in the right place 😉 ).

  2. dcr says:

    $5,000 for a mannequin? Has no one heard of eBay? 😉

    1. Alan Johnson says:

      Sure, it’s cheaper for them to pay that person $10 an hour, but once she sues them after being poked by *cough* certain people…that’s when it can get tricky 🙂

      Alan Johnson

    2. Well in any case, $5000 isn’t that much in proportion of paying someone $10 a hour (total of 500 working hours, 62 days and a half)

  3. Shawn Knight says:

    Classic! We got pictures of this girl as well, although she was moving around a bit when we were there and even looked directly at me and smiled lol… Didn’t even thing to actually try and interact with her; good idea!

    And how about those creepy live statues in the Venetian, very odd!~

  4. Lincoln says:

    Live mannequins? Words fail me. 😯

  5. Liviu Pantea says:

    Wow this is really funny. I wish some store in my town would do such a thing 😈

  6. KiwiPulse says:

    It must be exhausting to do that! 😯

  7. Simon Lau says:

    haha, great little clip. That store will thank John for the advertisement this post will generate!

  8. Contest Beat says:

    not only did we took pictures?

  9. We once saw a real life one down Oxford Street in London, she was a mannequin modelling underwear 😮

    Haha, nice clip John!

  10. I wonder what she does to pass the time. Maybe she’s planning her career… 🙂

  11. Seopher says:

    That must be a career highlight for that young lady, sitting in a shop window being poked by a dot com mogul. What an odd sentence to say…

  12. Mubin says:

    That was harsh hn

  13. I can just see it John you started a trend. “Security to the front of the store, someone is poking the mannequin again!” comes the voice over the loudspeaker.

  14. Very nice, John. I like the expression on your face. lol

  15. Ecko says:

    😀 What a funny forum here…

  16. Jason Addler says:

    What an asshole you are, that’s the last thing she needs.

    Did you plaster spam stickers for your site all over her as well?

  17. ATV Style says:

    If you listen closely you can hear her whisper her thoughts through her clenched teeth. She says “I’d better get residual income from this, 10 an hour isn’t enough.”

  18. Lol thats hilarious, well done.

  19. MarkBarbon says:

    LOL, Nice video you got going there John.

  20. …how touching 🙂

  21. 1MansMoney says:

    I saw a store in South Beach take this one step further. The live mannequin was wearing a bikini, but the large sign she was holding hid the bikini and made it look like she was nude. Needless to say, she was stopping traffic.

  22. I have a friend who does lot’s of retail promo type work… she’s done the live mannequin thing a couple of times, and it makes her FURIOUS when people come and touch her! She says it goes with the territory, though, and she has to just swallow it or not get paid for the job. I’ve wanted to see her at one of these jobs to see if I could touch her and get her to break character. I bet she’d hit me.

  23. Zee says:

    I would rather poke her!

  24. Mike Huang says:

    LMFAO! That is pretty nifty to have a beautiful model in the front 😉


  25. Will says:

    I bet she was thinking, “my face hurts from smiling so much”.

  26. Damm at first sight i thought that was a real sexy girl! 🙂 Evil John Chow… Evil…. Dont simply POKE around ya! 😉

  27. Chad says:

    that’s just evil… 😈

  28. David Chew says:

    Nice post. 😀

  29. Benny Ong says:

    I disagree with getting a real person to do it. People have brains and can do so much like blog crawling and commenting on things like this. ::grin:

  30. So what, she is just standing here all day long smiling? omg 😛

  31. you call that poking?
    you barely touched her hair. what a wuss!!!!! 😈

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