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A jumbo beauty contest in Nepal

world Updated: Dec 10, 2010 00:50 IST

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Nepal is home to the highest mountain in the world and now, the Himalayan republic is going to win another jumbo distinction when it holds the world's "biggest" beauty pageant - for elephants.

From December 26, Nepal's "Elephant Land", the hot and fertile Terai plains in the south, will hold the three-day Chitwan Elephant Festival where the gentle giants will take part in a football tourney, sprint and catwalk to the delight of thousands of tourists.

The Miss Jumbo contest, tentatively scheduled for December 27, will have nearly 10 elephant cubs ramp-walking, showing off their talents and displaying their special "dresses".

Elephant cubs are being assiduously groomed by their mahouts for the spectacle.

A panel of five judges will scrutinise their ability to do the namaste, walk on two feet and dance.

As part of the talent round, they will have to pick up coins and flowers and perform other tricks.