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Hungary pageant for surgically enhanced beauties

Oct 10, 11:39 AM (ET)

By PABLO GORONDI

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - It was a night for unnatural beauties. Contestants showed off breast implants, nose jobs and face lifts as Miss Plastic Hungary 2009 strove to promote the benefits of plastic surgery in a country where artificial enhancements are viewed mostly with a wary eye.

"I think this competition is long overdue," said photographer Marton Szipal, one of the pageant judges. "Hungarians used to laugh about plastic surgery but it's time for Hungarian women to care more about their appearance. They are the most beautiful in Europe."

Plastic surgeon Dr. Tamas Rozsos said the pageant also meant to show that cosmetic corrections did not necessarily have to be about oversized breasts, bulbous lips and skin stretched to near tearing point.

"This about restoring harmony ... eliminating asymmetries and giving women the opportunity to have normal features," Rozsos said. "Plastic surgery has a bad reputation in Hungary but its mostly due to the exaggerations."

Despite Hungary having been hit hard by the global economic crisis with the government forced to scale back spending on health services, Rozsos said that the number of surgeries had been rising year by year.

"People for whom this is important always find the money," Rozsos said.

To qualify for the pageant, the 18 Hungarian residents had to prove they'd gone fully under the knife - mere Botox or collagen injections did not count. Nearly all the contestants showed off augmented breasts, with reshaped noses also popular. One finalist had surgically adjusted toes.

Organizers claimed contestants were expected to show "a perfect harmony of body and soul," but the three-part pageant concentrated almost exclusively on the women's physical attributes and the usually conspicuous wishes for world peace went missing.

Miss Plastic candidates were at least 18 years old and included a former rhythmic gymnast, a firefighter married to a police officer, a mother of three and several strippers. There was a special category for women over 30.

Pageant queen Reka Urban, a 22-year-old hostess, won an apartment in Budapest, first runner-up Edina Kulcsar was given a new car and second runner-up Alexandra Horvath took home diamond jewelry worth 2 million forints ($10,800). The winners' plastic surgeons also received awards.

'Miss Plastic'?
Am I the only one who finds this - if not sickening - pretty damned ridiculous?

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Sign me up

by Tig2 In reply to For crying out loud.

Under the "Pretty Damned Ridiculous" banner. I'll get to sickening too.

Better living through unnecessary surgery. And we wonder what kind of messages we send as a society?

Uh, Lord? Are you sure I belong here???

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HI Tiggs

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Sign me up

How you going Honey?

Col

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(Lord leans down)

by santeewelding In reply to Sign me up

Yes, Tigger. You belong here.

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Bad bad Boxy

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to For crying out loud.

This is perfectly acceptable particularly with women who have undergone Surgery of the Plastic Type to remove scars and so on.

I really do not see a problem with this other than the fact that the Surgeons got prizes which to me is more about promoting the individual Surgeons rather than the type of work that they do.

Plastic Surgery was first developed of during the Second World War to repair scars from burns suffered by Pilots. They where pretty horrific and deforming. So the Surgeons who treated these guys did a wonderful job.

Since then this type of Surgery has been hijacked by women who feel the need to look differently to what they where born with and particularly in the US has been corrupted by Inedible Surgeons getting as Cult Following as the Must Have Plastic Surgeon to be Cool. To me this is unacceptable and from the report above the pageant seems to me at least to be more about pushing the Individual Surgeons Work than making the lives of individuals better.

But the one big advantage of Vain Females wanting lots of Surgery of this type is that it makes things better for those who really need it as the Vain Types are the ones working out the Bugs for those who really need it.

OH and South Park had the right idea where all of those who underwent Plastic Surgery actually though that they would be what they looked like, so the white Jewish kid who wanted to be a Black Basketball Star failed, the guy who wanted to be a woman couldn't get Knocked Up and the guy who wanted to be a dolphin nearly drowned. Pity that that lot survived if you ask me. :^0

Col 0:-)

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That's OK, Col

by NickNielsen In reply to Bad bad Boxy

But I think this contest was more about the elective than the corrective.

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And who organized it

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to That's OK, Col

The Plastic Surgeons Society of Hungry?

Certainly sounds like Shameless Self Promotion of the industry if you ask me.

Col

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As I said...

by NickNielsen In reply to And who organized it
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Ugh.

by seanferd In reply to For crying out loud.

Hey, baby. looks like you might have some income you need to dispose of.

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I've encountered breast implants twice in my life ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to For crying out loud.

I don't mean both of 'em on the one woman!

No - two different bints with plastic boobies, and on each occasion I beat a hasty retreat. Dunno what is feels like to carry them around all day, but from an aficionado's point of view they just don't do the business! :^0

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I've wondered about that.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to I've encountered breast i ...

But I've not known any booby aficionados until now.
< rolls eyes >

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