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Outrage at China beauty contest nipple checks

BEIJING - A Chinese beauty contest requiring candidates to have nipples spaced at least 20 centimetres (7.8 inches) apart sparked a storm of criticism on the Internet on Friday.

"Why more than 20 centimetres? I honestly don't know who came up with these figures," said a user on Weibo, China's version of Twitter.

"How can beauty standards include breast distance? Do they take women as toys?" Judging women by such rigid criteria is so 'out'!" said TV personality Yang Lan on the microblog.

The contest, aimed at crowning 10 university students in central Hubei province, drew from traditional Chinese and modern Western standards of beauty, a contest staff member was quoted as saying in the Global Times on Friday.

He added that contest organisers had conducted research on the Internet to determine the criteria.

In addition to considering traditional measurements like chest, waist and hips, the contest also said the space between candidates' pupils should be 46 per cent of the distance between their pupil and their ear.

China has hosted a slew of beauty pageants, including six Miss World contests, in the past nine years. Its candidate Yu Wenxia won the title when the international competition took place in northern China last month.

"These beauty contests are absurd," said another Weibo user. "On what basis do these so-called judges use their own standards to measure beauty?"

readers' comments

No lah, don't anyhow say. Like that you have toa lam par already. It should be one atapchi is 1cm higher than the other atapchi.
Posted by maipenrai on Tue, 11 Sep 2012 at 13:21 PM

and the winner's name is Monster Kok :D:D:D
Posted by perceivedtobe on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 at 23:10 PM

Got pic to show???:p:D
Posted by hfourhappy on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 at 23:05 PM
aiyoo. like that means must pump in some silicone already u know?
silicone can space out the nipples lah
Posted by maxmaxmax on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 at 23:04 PM

:D:D erected must be at least 30 cm long.:D:D
Posted by hfourhappy on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 at 23:02 PM

no need... as long as it's 20cm long will qualify.. LOL
Posted by perceivedtobe on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 at 23:00 PM
Strange about man hunt?
Balls must be 20 cm apart?
Posted by hfourhappy on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 at 22:58 PM

reminds you of someone rather familiar...
Posted by perceivedtobe on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 at 22:23 PM
She doesn't mind....:D
Posted by pokarrse on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 at 22:21 PM
I really want to say something but I really don't know what to say!
Posted by maipenrai on Mon, 10 Sep 2012 at 22:04 PM

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