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Nantou farmers hold annual beauty queen legs contest
南投美人腿公主 埔里姑娘封后

Second place winner Chen Yi-hsin, Nantou County commissioner representative Chen Chih-ching, first place winner Liao Chia-chi, Grandma Chen Chou, and third place winner Chen Wan-yun, from right to left, pose during the announcement ceremony of the 2014 Nantou County beauty queen legs contest in Puli County on May 11.
二0一四年南投美人腿公主選拔第二名陳憶欣、南投縣代縣長陳志清、第一名廖家琪、陳綢阿嬤與第三名陳婉筠(從左至右)五月十一日在埔里鎮合照。

Photo: Chen Feng-li, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者陳鳳麗

The 2014 Nantou County beauty queen legs festival ended last week. The most popular festival event by far is the beauty queen legs contest. Eighteen-year-old Puli Township native Liao Chia-chi claimed victory this year. The winner in the overseas division was He Zhengzheng, from Lishui City in China’s Zhejiang Province. The Puli Farmers’ Association says that the top three winners in the overseas division will not need to fulfill any volunteer obligations. The association does, however, believe that they will help promote Puli Township’s wild rice stems in their respective countries upon returning home.

This year’s beauty queen legs contest restored the overseas division to the competition. A total of 90 people signed up for the contest. Eighty-two of the hot leg contenders were belles from across the nation. Last year was the only year that the overseas division was canceled. This year there were eight foreign contestants, including six from Lishui City in China’s Zhejiang Province, one Mongolian and one Malaysian.

During the preliminary round of the contest two weeks ago, 14 girls were selected to take part in the final round. Due to the small number of girls in the overseas division, however, a final round was held directly on the morning of May 11. The association held an event on the morning of May 10, with sexy mothers and some of the beauty queen leg contenders strutting their stuff at the association’s headquarters, to attract more residents to come to the final round to show their support for the contestants. Afterwards, trams and jeeps drove around town promoting the event.

After much intense competition, the top three winners of the Nantou beauty queen legs contest were selected — Liao Chia-chi, Chen Yi-hsin and Chen Wan-yun respectively. The champion, Liao, is a local student at the Affiliated Senior High School of National Chi Nan University, allowing the crown to remain at home and Puli residents to keep their dignity. The top three winners were given NT$50,000, NT$20,000 and NT$10,000. The champion also received an opportunity to work at the association for one year. If she is not interested, the opportunity is given to the second place winner, the third place winner, or any of the other finalists in that order.

TODAY’S WORDS
今日單字

1. victory n.

勝利 (sheng4 li4)

例: Pundits are predicting a victory for the party in the primaries.

(政治評論員預料該黨在初選將勝利。)

2. fulfill v.

履行;實現 (lu3 xing2; shi2 xian4)

例: She has finally fulfilled her dream of becoming a veterinarian.

(她終於實現成為獸醫的夢想了。)

3. strut stuff idiom

炫耀;賣弄 (xuan4 yao4; mai4 nong4)

例: You should be out there on the dance floor strutting your stuff.

(你應該在舞池上炫耀自己的厲害。)


In the overseas division, He came in first place, while another gorgeous Zhejiang native, Ye Shuhan, came in second and Nomin-erdene from Mongolia came in third place. They were also given cash prizes of NT$50,000, NT$20,000 and NT$10,000 respectively. He and Ye donated their winnings to a local charity run by an elderly woman named Chen Chou, who was also there on stage to receive the money and thank the winners.

(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)

二○一四年南投美人腿節上週閉幕,最受矚目的美人腿公主選拔,由十八歲的埔里姑娘廖家琪奪冠,而海外組第一名則由中國浙江麗水市佳麗何琤琤獲得。埔里鎮農會說,海外組前三名,不用履行義務,但相信她們回國都會幫南投茭白筍宣傳。

今年的南投美人腿公主選拔,恢復海外組的競賽,共有九十人報名,國內各地佳麗有八十二人角逐美人腿公主,而去年停辦一年的海外組比賽,則有八人報名,包括中國浙江省麗水市六人,蒙古一人,馬來西亞一人。

經兩週前初選選出十四人參加美人腿公主決選,而海外組因為人數較少,五月十一日上午直接進行決選。埔里鎮農會為了號召更多鄉親為決選賽加油,十日上午還在鎮農會舉辦美魔女媽媽和美人腿公主佳麗走秀,之後並坐上遊園車、吉普車遊街宣傳。

經過激烈競爭後,今年的南投美人腿公主前三名得主,分別是廖家琪、陳憶欣和陳婉筠,封后的廖家琪是目前就讀國立暨大附中的在地學生,她將后冠留在家鄉,讓埔里鄉親十分有面子。三人各可獲得新台幣五萬、二萬和一萬元的獎金,第一名並可優先獲得一年的鎮農會工作機會,若第一名無意願,再依序徵詢二、三名,或其他入選的佳麗。

海外組部分,第一名何琤琤、第二名葉紓含都是中國浙江省的佳麗,第三名則是來自蒙古的Nomin-erdene。她們的獎金金額也各為新台幣五萬、二萬和一萬元獎金。其中何琤琤和葉紓含均把獎金捐給陳綢阿嬤做公益,陳綢阿嬤親自上台致謝。

(自由時報記者陳鳳麗)

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