Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Miss Plastic Hungary '09 beauty contest

Miss Plastic Hungary '09 beauty contest

It was a night for unnatural beauties. Contestants showed off breast implants, nose jobs and face lifts as Miss Plastic Hungary 2009 strove to promote the benefits of plastic surgery in a country where artificial enhancements are viewed mostly with a wary eye.

Pageant queen Reka Urban, a 22-year-old hostess, won an apartment in Budapest

First runner-up Edina Kulcsar was given a new car and second runner-up Alexandra Horvath took home diamond jewellery worth 2 million forints ($10,800). The winners' plastic surgeons also received awards.

'I think this competition is long overdue,' said photographer Marton Szipal, one of the pageant judges. 'Hungarians used to laugh about plastic surgery but it's time for Hungarian women to care more about their appearance. They are the most beautiful in Europe.'

Plastic surgeon Dr. Tamas Rozsos said the pageant also meant to show that cosmetic corrections did not necessarily have to be about oversized breasts, bulbous lips and skin stretched to near tearing point.

'This about restoring harmony ... eliminating asymmetries and giving women the opportunity to have normal features,' Rozsos said. 'Plastic surgery has a bad reputation in Hungary but its mostly due to the exaggerations.'

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