Beauty contests are a place where all contestants try o put their best foot forward. From the best hairstyles to the best makeup and the best clothes possible. Even the diet is important as many contestants avoid eating in the hopes that their stomachs will not bulge. In short, the lengths to which the competition will go to win is brutal.
But who knew that even camels had beauty competitions. I didn’t until I heard about this competition in Saudi Arabia. All that money and nothing to do with it. Why not have some fun and see who’s camel is the prettiest? Why not?
As if that wasn’t bizarre in itself, the owners got so competitive that some of them decided to use botox to plump up the faces of their desert animals.
The animals were ejected from the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival, taking place near Riyadh, for violating strict beauty contest rules. Cash prizes for camel competitions at the 28-day festival total $57million, that is a cool 5.7 billion shillings!
A new handbook was issued to beauty contest entrants last year, Newshub reports:
“Camels that are found with drugs in the lips, shaved, dyed in any parts of the body, or with changes from natural form are not allowed,”
The pavilion features an auction where top camels can fetch millions of riyals.There are food stalls and souvenir shops, a petting zoo featuring the world’s tallest and shortest camels and a museum with life-size sand sculptures of camels.
Talk about having hobbies! But this one takes the cake! Botox for a camel!