Miss Plastic Surgery - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-18-2004, 07:10 PM   #1
love, blood, life
indra's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 12,689
Local Time: 09:28 PM
Miss Plastic Surgery

Honesty in packaging at least.

At least one of these contestants had a lot of surgery.

China Crowns First Miss Plastic Surgery

BEIJING (Dec. 18) - A 22-year-old student who has had cosmetic surgery on her eyelids and cheeks was crowned the winner Saturday of China's first pageant for such "manmade beauties."

Feng Qian received a $6,000 country club membership after being picked from among 20 finalists, who ranged in age from 18 to 62.

Surging numbers of newly prosperous Chinese are going under the knife after decades of communist austerity, seeking shapelier noses, fuller breasts and other features.

"I think this contest offered a platform for all the girls who have undergone plastic surgery and aren't willing to talk about it," Feng told reporters after the ceremony. "This is recognition of the girls like us."

Wearing a gold, sleeveless gown and a winner's crown of flowers, the student from northeastern Jilin province said she hopes to become a plastic surgeon herself one day.

The event was organized after an 18-year-old woman was disqualified from another Chinese beauty pageant this year on the grounds that she had had cosmetic surgery.

Competitors had to submit proof that they had undergone surgery. Sponsors included Chinese makers of cosmetic surgery products. The contest had a talent show and evening gown and swimsuit competitions.

One contestant, Liu Xiaojin, was a 21-year-old transsexual who was a man until three years ago. She shared a prize for Best Media Image with the retiree, Liu Yulan, who has had a facelift and three other procedures.

Other prizes handed out included Most Intelligent and Best Figure.

Organizers said 90 women from other countries, including the United States and Japan, applied to compete. But they said the non-Chinese applicants were deemed not serious enough about the contest or had language or scheduling problems.

The government says China's cosmetic surgery industry took in $2.4 billion last year.

China also has eagerly embraced the notion of beauty pageants and modeling contests. The southern Chinese beach resort of Sanya has hosted the Miss World pageant for two straight years and is to be the site of the event again next year.

indra is offline  
Old 12-18-2004, 11:39 PM   #2
Rock n' Roll Doggie
lmjhitman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: tbtf
Posts: 4,317
Local Time: 07:28 PM
This is a disturbing turn of events.

Shouldn't the SURGEON actually get the award???

lmjhitman is offline  
Old 12-19-2004, 06:00 AM   #3
New Yorker
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Perth, WA
Posts: 2,703
Local Time: 09:28 AM
Other prizes handed out included Most Intelligent .....

Tania is offline  
Old 12-19-2004, 07:10 AM   #4
Blue Crack Distributor
LarryMullen's POPAngel's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: I'll be up with the sun, I'm not coming down...
Posts: 53,698
Local Time: 08:28 PM
LarryMullen's POPAngel is offline  
Old 12-19-2004, 07:18 AM   #5
Rock n' Roll Doggie
dandy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: styrofoam peanut commune
Posts: 4,310
Local Time: 10:28 PM
the prize was a $6000 country club membership... in a communist country.

it's sad to see that this isn't just a north american phenomenon.

dandy is offline  
Old 12-19-2004, 08:42 AM   #6
Blue Crack Distributor
tiny dancer's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: small town Pennsylvania, USA
Posts: 82,380
Local Time: 01:28 AM
Into the heart of a child...
tiny dancer is offline  
Old 12-19-2004, 08:58 AM   #7
Blue Crack Addict
verte76's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: hoping for changes
Posts: 23,331
Local Time: 01:28 AM
This is crazy.
verte76 is offline  
Old 12-19-2004, 06:27 PM   #8
love, blood, life
pax's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Ewen's new American home
Posts: 11,412
Local Time: 09:28 PM
They awarded a "Most Intelligent" prize to someone who dropped a few grand on fake breasts that will feel like rocks?

and you hunger for the time
time to heal, desire, time

Join Amnesty.
pax is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com