A Saudi Arabian beauty pageant disqualified 12 camels from the contest because the animals were injected with Botox, Reuters reported Monday.
A beauty pageant where judges rate the size of the camels’ lips, cheeks, heads, and knees, disqualified a dozen of its contestants after their owners used botox to make them appear more attractive, reported Reuters.
The disqualification of the camels is a great setback for the owners since the prize for the most attractive camel is approximately $57 million, added the Daily Mail.
The camel beauty pageant is one of the features of the month-long camel festival called the King Abdulaziz Camel Festival which is aimed at preserving Saudi Arabia’s cultural heritage. The chief judge of the pageant Fawzan al-Madi calls the camel “a symbol of Saudi Arabia,” adding, “We used to preserve it out of necessity, now we preserve it as a pastime.”
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