7 Freaky Beauty Pageants
Miss Plastic Hungary
Participants in Hungary's Miss Plastic Pageant strut their face-lifts, Botox, and nose jobs for fun and prizes. In fact, if you DON'T have some sort of work done, you can't even be a contestant. Even the winner's plastic surgeons walk away winners in this weird contest.
There are only a couple requirements to be a contestant in the Star Trek-inspired Annual Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant: You must be a woman, you must be over 21 years of age, and you MUST BE A HUUUUUGE GEEK.
Just when you wonder if you're making the most of your femininity, in saunter contestants from the Miss Transsexual International Pageant.
The rules to participate are pretty specific. You must prove you were actually born a male. How do they do that? Force potential contestants to watch "Fried Green Tomatoes" and see if they cry?
Miss Landmine is a beauty pageant held in Angola for women disabled by landmines and other war-related injuries. The pageant, created by Norwegian artist Morten Traavik, celebrates pride and empowerment over physical perfection. The winners of the pageant are given prosthetic arms and legs.
Don't let swollen feet, nausea, and an extra 50 pounds get in your way of entering a beauty pageant. Just make sure it's the Pregnant Pageant, where contestants compete -- in bikinis! -- for the most beautiful bump. Extra points for premature lactation?
Miss Best Buns
"The Most Beautiful Bottom in the World" contest was launched in 2007 by underwear manufacturer sloggi. The winner gets a modeling contract ... for their ass.
"Miss Spring" Out of Prison
Instead of a modeling contract, the winner of this beauty pageant held in a Russian Siberian prison gets early release ... to the frozen tundra of Siberia. Maybe losing this contest ain't so bad.