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Chinese Beauty Pageant Rule #1: Nipples Must Be At Least 7.8 Inches Apart

Guidlines for a new beauty pageant dictate that contestants' nipples be a specified distance apart.

A Chinese beauty contest has come up with a few new rules. Number one, contestants’ nipples must be spaced at least 7.8 inches (20 cm) apart. Rule number two, said perfectly-spaced nipples must match perfectly-spaced pupils, which can’t be more than 46 percent of the distance between each eye and ear. Confused? You’re not alone.

The new guidelines, set in place by a Chinese university’s beauty pageant staff, sparked controversy when they announced the new rule on Friday.

“Why more than 20 centimeters? I honestly don’t know who came up with these figures,” said a user on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter.

“How can beauty standards include breast distance? Do they take women as toys?” Judging women by such rigid criteria is so ‘out’!” said TV personality Yang Lan, commenting on her blog.

Pageant staff said that they came up with the criteria based on “traditional Chinese and modern Western standards of beauty.” Staff added that contest organizers conducted Internet research to determine said criteria.

In addition to the new nipple measurement are the traditional chest, waist, and hip measurements. Another new rule states that contestants’ pupils should be 46 percent of the “distance between their pupil and their ear.”

“We want the winners to be extremely good-looking,” a staff member noted. “We have based our criteria both on the traditional Chinese and more modern Western aesthetic values.” When asked, however, staff could not explain how ancient Chinese culture defined beautiful breasts.

Gong Qi, a fourth-year student from Beijing Contemporary Music Academy who was the runner-up in a nationwide pageant last year, called this contest “ridiculous.”

“I don’t see any point in measuring the nipple distance, or setting up standards for body proportions. I would never accept such a rude requirement,” she said.

The new guidelines sparked a variety of online comments, most from outraged women. One commenter “asked how men might feel if a contest required them to measure their private parts.”

The contest’s website began accepting applications for the pageant on Wednesday. The pageant is targeting about 65 colleges in Hubei. Only a handful of applications have been submitted.

Applicants are required to offer proof that their measurements meet the new guidelines.

“I don’t think any normal student from my school would take part in such a contest. They would be ridiculed and laughed at,” said Yin Li, a teacher from Wuhan University.

Readers: Do you think this new criteria is valid? Or slightly ridiculous?

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28 Responses to “Chinese Beauty Pageant Rule #1: Nipples Must Be At Least 7.8 Inches Apart”

  1. Tammi Moon

    No more child pageants! They are demoralizing our children, making sex objects out of them. No wonder the US is filled with pedophiles.

  2. Craig Gregersen

    The new Chinese contest rules would essentially end the practice of children being entered into these pageants, as the proportions listed require a larger, more developed body. Not a bad idea!

  3. Tammi Moon

    I'm guessing since you are NOT against these pageants that you are for them ? Making you one of the disgusting folk that should be locked away from children and today's society.

  4. Colleen Hisle

    why are people shocked by this, I am not, our children have been altered to look like hookers, objects to be put on a shelf, just another shinny toy. Our children have been taught to walk, talk, shake, swagger, sing, and move like sluts. I see where they are praised for having a negative (me) attitude to everyone. Our children are taught when to have the emotions desired at the right time and punished when the have emotions off cue. I do not know why people do this to the kids but I pray them and the childhood the are robbed of.

  5. Richard A. Tucker

    We have two adult daughters and were creeped out when they were younger by friends and classmates' moms' sexing their own kids up, long before they were ready, for just the school photos. Then there was the teacher, a woman, telling me about a poor girl in the 5th grade who had the body of a high schooler who's parents refused to buy her a bra to wear in spite of all the boys (fifth graders to high schoolers) teasing her all the time. The parent's concern was that a bra would unwanted attention to her and she was too young for that.They told her to ignore the teasing. Luckily the girl had good friends in the other girls in her class who did their best to protect her from those boys with the burgeoning hormones. I guess there have been clueless parents since the dawn of time but to see these lapses in good common sense just made me feel sorry for these kids. The information is available to improve these kids lives but parental blinders seem to be firmly fixed and placed, and when something bad does happen to their daughters, they'll eagerly blame "society".

  6. Rena DeWeese

    Ban them all. Its the parents that start them and they get so carried away with it. I hate seeing what these kids turn into. Its like their possessed, child and parent. Just let them be kids!

  7. Sheila Prudhomme

    Child pageants have gotten ridiculous! The makeup, hair extensions, fake teeth, eye lashes, etc. This is not true beauty and this is not what I want my children to perceive as beauty! Take all the fake crap away and keep judge the children on natural beauty and talent. No all the glitz and glamor and the stripper dancing! But this will NEVER happen, so I say do away with all child pageants! No reason a 4 yr old should be judged for looking like a 20-30 yr old. This is just sick.

  8. Colleen Silva-Oliveira

    child pagents are disgusting what they make these little impressionable childern do and it also makes them think this is how they should be , and not who they truely are. one more think I think it makes pedifile want to kidnap these children look at what ever happpen to that little bennot girl.

  9. Linda Sue Hamilton

    Yes they should be banned..let them be achild 1st..then if they want to when they grow up..let them do it..

  10. Tracie Wright

    No but there should be restrictions on how many artificial things can be used. It should be more about the real child. Face it most of them are brats

  11. Valerie Weiby

    If there are to be any more child pageants they should be done with the girls al a natural. No makeup, no fancy hair, spray tans, artificial anything. Clothing must be something that would be purchased in a common retail store. Something that would be appropriate for school attire. A pageant should only be judged on the child's merits. And by no means would stage moms be allowed.

  12. Laura Cruz

    ban child pageants too many children getting killed, sexually abused etc.

  13. Velkah Hunter

    Agreed but some people are so small minded that they only see things in terms of "you agree with me and are right" and "you are wrong and a horrible person for disagreeing."

  14. Sharon Sam McLean

    I bet they can't wait for the time when they CAN create a baby with those exact features, just pick and choose what genes to keep and what to remove. WOW