The most unusual beauty contests in the world
Everyone knows about the contest "Miss World", "Miss Universe" - a regular contests are held in many cities and countries. But we are fighting for a mortgage: on such competitions you've never heard!
1. Miss "Drumsticks"
In the US state of Arkansas each year there is a contest Miss "Drumsticks" Thanksgiving Day: contestants cover the body and face of posters with the image of a turkey (a symbol of Thanksgiving Day), and the judges evaluated solely feet beauties. The winner becomes the heroine of a popular talk show, which finally opens her face.
2. Miss Monkey
to select the actresses who would take part in the filming of the fifth franchise film "Planet of the Apes" in 1972, Gary Owens came up with a very unusual beauty contest. Its participants fulfill all the standard requirements of such events, but throughout the whole process out to the public exclusively in monkey mask. Defeated Dominic Greene, which starred in the fifth movie - "Battle for the Planet of the Apes."
3. Miss "Perfect posture"
From 1956 to 1969 he held a competition, which was attended not the girls-beauties, and their ... X-rays in the USA! They were made in three dimensions, standing up straight, on his left leg and right leg, and there were girls on special platforms, scales, showed that the weight distribution between the two stops. In the first contest winner Luis Conway, this distribution was flawless: 50 to 50.
4. Miss Transgender
Since 2013, Brazil held a beauty contest among the men who consider themselves women, and look like a woman. Contest Rules are standard, and the prize for the winner becomes a sex-change operation. The competition always generates heated debate about the ethics, morality and homophobia, but the contest sponsor - the International Society for Human Rights - believes that its implementation should increase the level of tolerance in the country.
5. Miss "Pin-up"
There are no outputs in a bikini, but curvaceous and seductive retro dress - a contest celebrating the style of the 50s, is incredibly popular in Australia. Last winner Scarlett Rose in his triumphal speech said that he sees in this competition, "the glorification of true femininity - in contrast to what is happening in the fashion world today."
6. Miss "Butch"
The contest lasted just a few years, but in the US it is considered a very significant phenomenon. Protesting against corsets and other attributes of the traditional women's wardrobe, feminists 20s cut long hair and wore a short haircut. Adherents of the patriarchal scheme called these hairstyles ugly and repulsive muzhlanskimi. The authorities of the small town of Coral Gables in Florida and decided to support the feminists organized a competition to take part in it could only holders of a short hairstyle. Incredibly, it worked: the girls are increasingly began to prefer short hairstyles, owners blame these hairstyles became bad form and hairdressing in states sharply went up the hill.
7. Miss "convicted murderer"
The contest is held in Brazil, and to participate in it can only be imprisoned girl who committed murder. In addition to external data jury assesses education of girls, their behavior in prison and feedback guards. The last winner was Rebecca Rice Suely Gedezin, 19-year-old murderer from the Brazilian city of Recife.
8. Miss "prostitute"
Wait choke with outrage, the organizers of the fact and counted. The competition is held for the first time Natalia Fabia in 2012 in Los Angeles. Original title - Miss Hooker - she was not chosen by chance, knowing how it will shock the audience. In fact, in an interview with Fabius admitted that she wanted to hold a contest between the talented girl, who earn by selling their art. Natalia idea was to show the Hollywood community fine young talented artists, singers, sculptors, writers and composers. Provocative title worked: the competition has attracted media attention and is widely illuminated.
9. Miss "atomic bomb"
Inspired by the launch of the first atomic bomb in the United States in 1952, the entertainers in Las Vegas announced a contest Miss "atomic bomb." In fact, it was the usual beauty contest, but in every way and at every stage of the girls had to somehow beat a nuclear explosion. The match went very successfully for several years, and the most famous of the "atomic bomb" was Lee Merlin in 1957. Obviously, the image is copied to Marilyn Monroe.
10. Miss "Surviving the Holocaust"
If all the other competitions in our selection could cause only a smile, that reminds us of the terrible days in the history of mankind. Competition for the elderly lady held in Israel in memory of the terrible catastrophe, which has gone through the Jews. Age of participants ranged from 74 to 97 years, during the match they come in evening dresses in sportswear and speak to the audience, telling his story of survival. The last competition was attended by 300 women. Unfortunately, every year the number of participants is reduced.