Switzerland hosts bovine beauty pageant
Cows, not women, will be taking part in a beauty pagent in Beatenberg on 18 October.15 October 2008
BERN -- Switzerland has a reputation for following its own customs and traditions and it's no different when it comes to beauty competitions.
Finalists of the "Miss Beatenberg" competition on 18 October will have a chance to win a cowbell awarded by a jury of farming experts. Contestants are cows from local farms.
The final winner is chosen by the audience who decide which cow is the best looking, according to the regional tourist office.
The day is rounded off with a festival in the town above Lake Thun. Judging begins at 9.30am.
For more information:
Beatenberg Tourism, CH-3803 Beatenberg
Tel.: 0041/033/841 1818,
[dpa / Expatica]