Plastic surgery has long been a taboo topic among beauty pageant contestants. But, an upcoming contest in Hungary aims to break new ground by featuring only women who have had some form of cosmetic surgery.
An upcoming beauty pageant in Hungary has been designed to break new ground by changing local views about plastic surgery.
The Miss Plastic Hungary 2009 pageant is open to women ages 18 to 30 who have undergone at least one cosmetic procedure that involves general or local anesthesia.
Officials say the contest may help the region turn a cultural corner. In years past, cosmetic surgery was out of favor in Hungary. Critics had complained that women who have plastic surgery tend to get results that look fake rather than naturally beautiful.
But pageant officials say the contest will demonstrate how Hungarian cosmetic surgery techniques have advanced in the past decade – providing a viable and affordable way for women to look naturally beautiful and improve their self-image.
The price of plastic surgery in Hungary has also become quite alluring through the years. A face lift in this region costs less than half the price a woman might pay in the United Kingdom.
The pageant is open to any woman with a Hungarian residence, regardless of her nationality. The ceremony is set for October 9th, and so far, more than 100 women have signed up. But, there can only be three winners. According to the contest website, the crowned queen receives the key to her new apartment, the runner up drives away in a new car, and the second runner up will win a vacation for two to Kenya.