Miss Uganda Contestants Must Milk a Cow

(Photo: Rebecca Vassie/AP)

There’s no swimsuit component in the new Miss Uganda contest. But there is a talent show. Specifically, if you’re a contestant in this national beauty pageant, you're required to milk a cow. Pictured above is one contestant learning how at an agricultural college.

The change is a move ordered by Yoweri Museveni, the dictator of Uganda, who recently placed the Ugandan army in control of the Miss Uganda pageant. Museveni wants to strengthen his country’s agricultural sector. By evaluating milking skills, he’s emphasizing the importance of agriculture.

The winner of the contest this year is Leah Kalanguka, a computer engineer with a background in mushroom farming.

-via Modern Farmer

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