A camel had to be X-rayed to prove it had not been surgically enhanced before being crowned the winner of a beauty contest following controversy over Botoxed contenders.
With nearly £10 million in prizes at stake, the organisers of a Qatar camel beauty contest were keen to avoid corruption scandals that had plagued past events.
“Work was done to combat tampering, which is the use of Botox and fillers and other things,” said Hamad Jaber Al-Athba, the chief festival organiser.
Mangiah Ghufran took the top prize of one million riyals (£208,500) only after undergoing a thorough examination.
The thoroughbred Arabian camel had been examined by veterinarians and X-rayed before it was crowned the overall winner at the inaugural Qatar Camel Festival.
Fahed Farj Algufrani said it had taken “years” to prepare his droopy-lipped, long-lashed and doe-eyed dromedary for the competition.