Here’s an offbeat story for you….
This weekend, the Miss Plastic Surgery Hungary 2009 competition is taking place in Budapest. Yes – believe it or not – it’s a beauty competition for women, ages 18 to 30, who have had at least one cosmetic surgery procedure under anesthesia, and freely admit it. Liposuction, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, facelifts – it’s all OK in this competition.
And here I thought that cosmetic surgery was the “deep, dark secret” of most pageants.
According to the pageant officials, the contest will “help to show how Hungarian cosmetic surgery techniques have advanced, providing a way for women to look naturally beautiful as well as improving their self-image”. So, the quality of the surgical results is apparently as important to the judges as the beauty of the women.
The Miss Plastic Surgery Hungary pageant is open to any woman with a Hungarian residence, regardless of her nationality or birth place. More than 100 women have signed up. The first place finisher receives a new apartment, the runner up drives away in a new car, and the second runner up will win a vacation for two to Kenya.