Sunday, September 9, 2012

To join beauty contest, have your nipples and breasts checked


This is what a Chinese beauty contest required candidates for them to be able to join a university pageant in central Hubei province. The policy was candidates should have nipples spaced at least 20 cm (7.8 in) apart.

Apparently, the rule sparked criticisms from netizens.

"Why more than 20 centimeters? I honestly don't know who came up with these figures," said a user on Weibo, China's version of Twitter.

TV personality Yang Lan meanwhile said, "How can beauty standards include breast distance? Do they take women as toys? Judging women by such rigid criteria is so 'out'!"

A contest staff was quoted as saying in the Global Times on Friday that the rule drew from traditional Chinese and modern Western standards of beauty. He also said organizers had conducted research on the Internet to determine the criteria.

In addition, the contest also said the space between candidates' pupils should be 46% of the distance between their pupil and their ear.







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