China's First Ever Dairy Cow Pageant Pits Human Models Against Bovines
Over the weekend China celebrated it's first ever dairy cow beauty pageant, and brought in some bikini-wearing models to spice up the...field. The human models sparked controversy, looking uncomfortable and out of place. Plus, some noted, they drew the eye away from the cows - the true beauty queens at this event. The Wall Street Journal has the story:
Designed to promote the dairy industry of Shanyin County in the central Chinese province of Shanxi, the weekend contest pitted more than 200 cows against each other based on looks, milk and pedigree.The concept is a strange one even for a country with more than its fair share of mystifying events. But it’s the eight bikini models hired for the bovine pageant – and made to pose awkwardly next to, and even milk, the cows – that has churned the controversy.
Photos of the girls — all of them, perhaps understandably, wearing masks — spread around traditional and social media websites on Monday, and even earned an editorial on the website of the Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily.