Kazakhstan army launches military beauty contest
Kazakhstan has launched a military beauty contest titled "Miss Army".
The Asian country's army has chosen 123 female soldiers and posted their photos online for viewers to vote for their favourite to win a cash prize and the "knowledge of knowing she is the most beautiful woman soldier in Kazakhstan".
Baytagulova Botha Zhumabekovna
The women had to pose with their military uniform on, with a weapon and in civilian clothes for the pictures, which have been viewed more than 30,000 times since being uploaded earlier this week.
Toyshybekova Gulnar Dzhanadullaevna
According to The Sun newspaper, a spokesperson for Kazakhstan's Ministry of Defence said: "There is still a long way to go and anyone could win. And hopefully, she'll have the pleasure of knowing she attracted hundreds of young men to join up."
Batyrbaeva Umit Ganievna