Monday, March 16, 2009

Russia Looking For Miss Nuclear Reactor 2009

From Nuclear Street:

Russia launches online beauty pageant to find miss nuclear reactor 2009

The ANI reports that in this age of green power and greener pastures, improving the image of the nuclear power industry is imperative. Consequently, Russia has come up with unique scheme an online beauty pageant!

A beauty contest has been launched in Russia to find the new Miss nuclear reactor 2009. In all, there are 200 contestants who are in some way connected to the nuclear power business, reports The Sun. With the help of the pageant, organisers are trying to prove that women who work within the industry have beauty as well as brains.

Contestants complain that people assume they have been mutated in some way by radiation. Organizers though say that this proves that more awareness of nuclear power needs to be raised in Russia. (ANI)

Here's the Miss Atom homepage. ( Участницы, for the rest of the contestants)

Danger Room says:

Miss Atom 2009: We Have a Winner

By Nathan HodgeMarch 09, 2009 | 2:20:00 AMCategories: Crazy Ivans, Nukes


The results are in: Yekaterina Bulgakova, a sporty 25-year-old, snared first place in Miss Atom 2009, the annual beauty contest for the Russian nuclear industry. She wins a weeklong holiday in the socialist paradise of Cuba.

We mentioned the 2007 contest in "Russia: What a Scam We Have in Carbon":

...On the other hand Russia's nuclear program intrigues me:

Miss Nuclear:
Yelena Kamenskaya (fourth from left) poses with contestants – all nuclear employees or students – in the Miss-Atom 2007 beauty contest.

Here's the website.
(for all things Russian nuclear)