The organizers of the competition stated that they will severely punish the “manipulators” to stop “all tampering and deceptive behavior.”
The Saudi Arabian authorities launched the largest ever crackdown on the “beauty” contestants who received Botox injections and other artificial grooming. 40 dromedaries were disqualified from the annual beauty pageant.
The official Saudi News Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday that during the month-long festival held in the desert northeast of the capital Riyadh, judges used “specialized and advanced” technology to detect tampering and intensified their crackdown on artificial camels.
Saudi Arabia’s popular King Abdulaziz Camel Festival started earlier this month and invited The most beautiful camel Compete for a prize of approximately US$66 million.
Botox injections, plastic surgery and other cosmetic modifications that make camels more attractive are strictly prohibited. The jurors decide the winner based on the camel’s head, neck, hump, clothing and posture.
This year, the authorities discovered that dozens of breeders stretched the camels’ lips and noses, used hormones to strengthen the muscles of the beasts, injected Botox into the camels’ heads and lips to make them bigger, used rubber bands to inflate body parts, and used fillers. . Relax their faces.
The SPA report stated: “The club is keen to stop all tampering and deception in camel beautification,” adding that the organizers will “punish the manipulators severely”.
Camel beauty contests are the core of large carnivals, which also include camel races, sales and other celebrations, often displaying thousands of dromedaries.
The event aims to protect The role of camels Although this oil-rich country is advancing large-scale modernization projects, it still retains the Kingdom’s Bedouin traditions and heritage.
Camel farming is a multi-million dollar industry Similar incident Occurs throughout the region.