12 Camels Disqualified From Saudi Arabian Beauty Contest After Botox Was Used ‘To Make Them Prettier’
These animals were rejected for violating the rules during a festival in Saudi Arabia.
A dozen camels have been banned from a beauty contest in Saudi Arabia because their handlers used Botox to make them more attractive to judges, the Independent reports.
The King Abdulaziz Camel Festival has strict rules and they were violated, so now these camels won’t be participating.
The total cash prizes for the owners of the winning camels can get up to 321 million riyals (£40.3m, $50m).
Total cash prizes for owners of winning camels in show competitions and races at the 28-day festival reportedly amount to as much as 213 million riyals (£40.3m).
“The camel is a symbol of Saudi Arabia,” explained the chief judge of the show, Fawzan al-Madi. “We used to preserve it out of necessity, now we preserve it as a pastime.”
“The vision is for the (festival) to become a global, pioneering forum for all classes of people to come for entertainment, knowledge and competition.”