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Plastic Fantastic

by | 13th, December 2004

‘NO Cher, no Demi Moore, no Leslie Ash, no Jordan, no Bride of Wildenstein – the inaugural Miss Plastic Surgery contest in Beijing looks a pretty second-rate affair.

”What do you mean I didn’t get on the shortlist?”

Of the 19 women who qualified for the final, all are Chinese – making it the oriental equivalent of baseball’s World Series – although one, at least, was not until recently a woman.

Organiser Han Wei explains to the Independent that there had initially been 90 applicants from other countries, including Japan and the United States, but none was chosen because they were either not sufficiently serious about the contest or had language problems.

Even Miss Plastic Surgery, it seems, has to be able to tell the world how she wants to devote her time to helping children and animals.

The oldest contestant is Liu Yulan, who at 62 was showing off her new facelift and surgery on her eyelids.

”Before,” she says, ”I couldn’t imagine that it was possible to have places where the old could become young and the ugly could become beautiful.”

And A could become DD and humans become fish…

The Indy says the idea for the contest took shape after an 18-year-old woman was disqualified from a Chinese beauty pageant for having been under the knife.

But Miss Plastic Surgery has its own controversy – Liu Xiaojing, a 21-year-old from Harbin, may be thrown out after admitting that he was until three years ago a man.

”If they do disqualify me, I will use legal means to seek fairness,” she insists.

Alternatively, she could just put her name down for Miss Transsexual Plastic Surgery 2005…’

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