Perky contestants vied for the crown of Miss Plastic Hungary this week. Only women who have gone under the knife were invited to participate in the artificial-beauty pageant held in Budapest. Botox wouldn't qualify you, but one contestant's surgically adjusted toes did get her included. Reka Urban, 22, won the (plastic?) crown, and she received an apartment in Budapest as her prize. Check out this video from the contest, and tell me what you make of such an unabashedly fake beauty pageant!
"Ever had plastic surgery to become beautiful? Are you proud of your body? Would you like to put yourself to the test?"
If so, asks this website, perhaps you should enter the Miss Plastic Hungary beauty pageant where women age 18 – 30 (if you’re above 30 you’re in the “dame” category) can compete against other women who have gone under the knife.
In this Bizarro World contest, unlike in other beauty contests, having gone under the knife is not grounds for disqualification — it’s a contest requirement. Botox, by the way, doesn’t count. "The entry requirement," says Reka Bodis, press director of the pageant, "is a surgical procedure done under general or local anesthesia." It's quite “natural,” she continues, to stage such a contest now that so many beautiful women get plastic surgery and prices are more affordable. Hungary is a tourist destination for many in the UK, where plastic surgery prices can be prohibitively expensive.
The contest is open to non-Hungarian contestants as well as Hungarian beauties and debuts October 9.
I am baby camel hear me . . . roar? Since I wasn't so sure what noise these creatures made, I did a bit of research and turns out they moan, groan, bleat, and roar. (Trivia tidbit — they also make a rumbling growl that served as one of the sounds creating Chewbacca's voice in the Star Wars movies!)
I've gotten a bit off track but, no matter what Jenny is trying to say here, I'm answering back – this lil J's already absolutely adorable. Meet the one-day-old (!) camel seen with her 17-year-old mother at the Budapest Zoo Park and Botanic Garden. Jenny weighs about 77 pounds and can snuggle right up to Jolan. Hopefully, she won't start the trademark camel spit up yet!
Gizmo's mama wasn't feeling too motherly as she hadn't fed this babe since its birth on Feb. 15. Soooo, animal tenders at the Budapest Zoo Park and Botanic Garden had to step in and feed the little one instead.
With only about 30,000 existing in the wild, the Nile Lechwe antelopeis native to swamps and floodplains of the Nile River Valley in Africa. Now we may have forgotten the few things we know about the species, but it's clear how they settled on her name – she looks like that Gremlins creature with those ears, don't you think? Look at the photos below and tell me if you agree!
New babies are cause for celebration in my book, and this pup is no exception! The baby shark (aka, pup) was recently born in a Hungarian aquarium to a female white-tipped reef shark. The twist comes in that mom, Ibolya, is not only the location's lone female shark . . . she's been all alone in her tank since she was born at the Nyíregyháza Centre seven years ago! "When I saw the baby shark lying on the bottom of the tank, I thought it was a joke," aquarium director Attila Varga said. "I was amazed when I realized it was a real shark."
The rare process of parthenogenesis is where an egg starts to divide without being fertilized. Although it happens with other vertebrates, birds, snakes, reptiles, and even some bony fishes, it had never previously been described in sharks, rays, or any mammals for that matter. It's so unusual that the only other proven example (in captivity) is when a hammerhead shark had a similar situation at Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, Neb., back in 2001. Unfortunately for that animal, a stingray killed the pup before it could be safely removed from the tank, but DNA tests completed last year indicated it was indeed a result of a "virgin birth." At this point, Ibolya's baby is the only living example of this miracle!
People worldwide are beginning to notice the incredibly youthful, taut, and smooth skin of Hungarians. Many feel that it has something to do with the local spring waters that have advantageous healing properties. I think it also has something to do with the fact that beauty treatments such as facials and scrubs are viewed as essentials — a means of gaining clean and clear skin.
Hungarians even go as far as to believe that treatments are economical because fewer skin problems lead to the need for fewer products. It also helps that beauty therapists are well-respected and have three years of training before they can work on clients. Here are a few Hungarian products I thought you might like to check out.
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm ($102) is a black thick balm that contains Hungarian Thermal Mud to help unclog pores, draw out impurities, and clear away dead skin. It is also formulated with calcium, magnesium, zinc, and copper, which promotes collagen production while increasing moisture retention. Additional vitamins, and proteins from Hungarian waters, are blended in to help revitalize the skin.
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