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Fake! they show how to do this on youtube!
she's sitting on a steel plate attached to the pole, which is itself a steel pole, and is attached to a steel base covered in fur. the pole is covered in bamboo to make it look weak and like soemthing simply used to steady herself. if you were to lift up her black dress, or look upwards from under her, you would see that she is indeed sitting on a plate supported by the pole and that would be the end of the illusion. no more hard than sitting on a chair.