Friday, October 25, 2002

shearing sheep, shaving a ballon?

A contest being run by a bar in New Zealand is drawing a considerable amount of international attention. The Perfect Woman Competition has elicited calls from media in a number of countries around the world. It does sound like the type of contest that would be organized by a drinking establishment, but a few aspects of the contest give it a unique feel. Maybe beauty pageants should take note. The women competing come from a wide range of ages and occupations. The criteria used to find a winner?
Competition events include curling, pool, sock darning, putting a ram in the shearing position, shaving a balloon, digging in a fence post, backing a trailer-load of hay and changing a car wheel.

The finalists will have to open a beer bottle without a bottle opener, take part in a personality contest, blow a dog whistle and sing the Southern Man song.
My guess is that something similar may be imported to American television soon.

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