Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

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Women's beauty pageants have long been familiar, but among the representatives of a strong half of mankind such competitions - a rarity. A really know a lot about a man's charm residents Wodaabe tribe living on the territory of Niger. Every year is a holiday in which men compete for the title of best of the best, estimate contenders woman, and if desired, they can pick any contestant herself a husband!

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Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

1. The beauty contest for men in Wodaabe tribe (Niger). The contestants lined up in front of the jury

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

2. Usually the competition man preparing in advance: decorate dresses with bright accessories and applied to the face yellow ocher. The holiday is traditionally opens the parade, brave warriors of the tribe dance and sweat in the middle of the desert, to impress the strict judges. Among the criteria for evaluating candidates for the victory, face beauty, tall and graceful, original outfits, the brightness of the eyes and white smile.

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

3. Impressive dress with bright accessories

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

4. Spectacular headdress

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

5. Ornaments, painting on the body and a bright ornament on clothes

Main esteemed values ​​in the life of this tribe - this is the beauty, the cattle and the family. It has long been engaged in herding tribe, today most of the clans engaged in the supply of meat, "fed" the population from Lake Chad to the Atlantic coast of Senegal.

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

6. Men Wodaabe tribe in national skirts

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

7. Healthy teeth - one of the criteria of beauty

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

8. The expressive eyebrows and lips

Unusual holiday-competition takes place in September at the end of the rainy season before the start of the annual migration of animals. The action was called guérewol, it unites the inhabitants of the various clans. In addition to a beauty contest, young people come here to take part in camel races, as well as an unusual wedding ceremony. Women evaluating the skill and beauty of the women, have the right to choose a husband among the contestants.

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

9. The men dream to find love on this holiday

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

10. Almost Hollywood smiles Wodaabe men of the tribe (Niger)

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

11. Women Wodaabe tribe recognized as one of the most beautiful in Africa

The competition takes place over several days under the scorching sun in the middle of the Sahara. To keep fit locals often drink a special infusion of the bark of trees, which has a hallucinogenic effect. Apparently, from this their movements really become more plastic, and smile - wide.

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

12. Ritual dance

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

13. Male Beauty Contest

Fair grooms, or how to pass a beauty contest among the men in Niger

14. Preparing for the holiday makeup