The Camel Beauty Pageants Of Abu Dhabi

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At camel beauty pageants, the four-legged contestants are judged on everything from their shapely necks to their large lips. Visitors also bid at the event's camel auctions, where a prizewinning camel can sell for up to $3 million.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Some camel connoisseurs in the UAE will spend millions of dollars to buy camels that they enter in beauty pageants. 03:46

  2. Get a glimpse into a lavish camel auction: 09:47

  3. Cheaters at camel beauty pageants might give their camels false eyelashes. 16:23

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