In the Eye of the Beholder: Strange Beauty Pageants
Miss Plastic, Hungary
Whereas most beauty pageants disqualify competitors who have had plastic surgery, Miss Plastic required it. Held in Budapest in 2009, the contest was open to entrants over the age of 18 and also had a category for women over 30. The prize for first place was an apartment in Budapest. The first runner-up received a car, while the second runner-up took home $10,000 in jewelry. The surgeons for the top three contestants also received awards.