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Contest for unconventional belles in southern Israeli

01-18-2011 09:43 BJT

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In Middle East , scores of beauties strutted down the stage in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Saturday for the annual "Fat and Beautiful" beauty pageant. Each year, the contest proves that beauty can be found in all sorts of sizes and shapes.

The 21 contestants came from all over Israel. Their weights ranged between the minimum required entry weight of 80 kilograms to 110 kilograms for some of the larger women. Participants took the stage in casual wear and evening gowns.

Plus size beauties have graced the catwalk in Israel for the annual 'Fat and
Beautiful' beauty pageant.

The night's winner was 23-year old Tanya Veiman from the southern Israeli city of Ashdod. The 90-kilogram beauty was awarded with a diamond ring, a one-year modelling contract, some cosmetic products, and a trip abroad.

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