More than 40 camels have been disqualified from a beauty contest for using Botox injections and other cosmetic alterations. No, we are not talking about Miss University, it’s a camel beauty contestant. Officials in Saudi Arabia have conducted their biggest-ever crackdown on camels that received Botox injections.
Earlier this month, King Abdulaziz Camel Festival has kicked off in the desert northeast of the capital, Riyadh. Every year, breeders of the most beautiful camels participate to compete to win a prize of roughly $66 million.
Judges choose the winner based on the shape of the camels’ heads, necks, humps, dress, and postures. So, everything that could make the camels more attractive from Botox injections, facelifts, and other cosmetic alterations is totally prohibited.
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To detect tampering on the artificially enhanced camels, Judges are using “specialized and advanced” technology. Breeders had stretched out the lips and noses of camels. They used hormones to boost muscles and injected heads and lips with Botox. They even inflated body parts with rubber bands and used fillers to relax their faces. Luckily, authorities have caught dozens of these.
“The club is keen to halt all acts of tampering and deception in the beautification of camels.” “organizers would impose strict penalties on manipulators”. the SPA report said.
The carnival contains many other features like camel races, sales, and other festivities that showcase thousands of dromedaries. However, this show was different as camels were injected with Botox as many celebrities do.
Camel breeding is a very important industry in the region that trades millions of dollars every year. Also, it attracts so many people to compete or attend such a festival.