Twelve camels were disqualified from the annual beauty contest in Saudi Arabia when it was revealed that their owners had used Botox to make contestants more attractive.
Animals kicked out of the competition, which was held in the framework of the festival of camels, because of the violation of strict rules. The festival takes place in the suburbs of Riyadh 28 days and includes not only a beauty competition, but also racing, and the demonstration of learning skills of camels, the art of working with camel wool and other events. Prize Fund of the competition amounts to USD 57 million, so the organizers seriously consider all violations.
Last year published a guide to beauty contest, in which he says: “Camels, where you will find the drugs in the lips, shaved or painted body parts or changing the natural shape, the competition is not allowed.” These “ships of the desert” with pumped up lips this year, gained as much as 12 pieces. Some owners even managed to paint their Pets cosmetics.
Last year the event was moved from a remote part of the desert on the outskirts of the capital, where he established a permanent place for the festival. Here is the auction where you can buy the camel, and the hotel is near food stalls, souvenir shops, a zoo with camels and Museum of sand sculptures, of course, camels. There are also tents where you can taste camel milk or to buy products from their wool. Festival guests can visit the planetarium to see how the ancient Arabs travelled on camels, guided by the stars. It is expected that this year the festival will visit about 300 thousand visitors.