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Awkward moment lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone picks up 'adorable Vietnamese child' - who turns out to be grown man

Mirror Mirror 11/05/2016 By John Shammas

© Provided by Mirror This is the awkward moment lingerie boss Michelle Mone picked up an 'adorable Vietnamese child' for a photo... but all was not how it seemed.

It turns out she was actually holding up a 46-year-old married man.

© Provided by Mirror She was attending an entrepreneurs’ conference when the cringeworthy moment took place in front of 3,000 people.

He initially approached her to give her some flowers, and after happily receiving them she picked him up so they could pose for a photo together.

© Provided by Mirror The man's wife then raced towards her and said: "Put him down – I’m his wife."

The Ultimo lingerie boss, a Tory business tsar, was made a peer last year.

Baroness Mone told The Mail on Sunday: "The guy was fine with it and the whole room was screaming with laughter.

"I thought something was wrong – his teeth were bright yellow from nicotine."

© Provided by Mirror The man's wife even asked the Baroness if it was normal in the UK to pick up grown man in that fashion.

She also shared the moment on Twitter, however the reason for the man's small stature was not clarified by the Baroness.

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