Thirteen year old girl poses as boy to be eligible for participation in Chinese entertainment show

A 13-year-old girl lied about her gender to be allowed to participate in a popular entertainment program in China that only allows male participants.

13-year-old Fu Jiayuan was caught at bootcamp after someone who saw her on the internet pointed out that she was a girl.

She apologized for taking her supporters for a ride and said she had lied to the company producing the program on account of youth and ignorance.

The girl has vowed that she will no longer be appearing in show programs or any other videos on the internet.

The YGN Youth Club program recruits boys who have potential and trains them in singing and dancing to become popular artists.