Italy’s Miss Chubby Pageant just took a sledgehammer to my WTF meter (21 Photos)

For the past 20 years, Italy has hosted the Miss Chubby Pageant. The only requirement is that you weigh more than 200 lbs. This years champ, Angela, weighed in at 340 lbs. Afterwords, she said she felt like she'd, "won the lottery." Yes boys, there is a talent competition - a sort of anything goes free-for-all where some of the girls actually perform a striptease.
There's no real prize for first place if you can believe it. According to the Associate Foreign press,

There was no big prize for the winner, just a huge cake to share around, and perhaps for all the contestants a boost in self-esteem.

  • Speechless

    Where exactly is the line that seperates chubby from just plain fat???

  • Notknowing

    Chubby? That ain't chubby. Chubby is a little over weight. These 'women' are over three times the average weight of a chivette.

    #16 ummm…how do I say this……uh, your gunt is showing.

  • Zuke

    I understand trying to teach people to not be ashamed of their bodies but these people don't just have a little extra fat around their middle or something. They are morbidly obese. There's a big difference between encouraging people not to allow various media sources' portrayals of body ideals to get to them, and glorifying the bad habits of people who are sick and leading clearly very unhealthy lifestyles.

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