You Can Rent a Dad in Japan
When I started, I planned on doing this alone—a father role for people raised by a single mom and stuff like that. Then people started asking for women, for younger people, for a man in his 60s. So I posted a note on my home page looking to hire people. All the people who work for me are amateurs. There are more than 100 now. I never interview staff in person. Everything happens over the internet, by email and phone. I gather basic information about their availability, skills, and looks. You might get a request for five bridesmaids. If they are all drop-dead gorgeous, that will look suspicious, so you have to mix it up. Sometimes you need 30 to 40 people for a wedding.
drop-dead という表現が気になりました。『ジーニアス英和辞典』（第五版，大修館）を引いたところ、「目をみはらせる（はっとさせる）ような，ぎりぎり」などと載っておりました。Oxford Dictionary of English(Second Edition Reserved, Oxford University Press)には、 "used to emphasize how attractive someone or something is"という定義がありました。