A participant in the Ugly Competition, organised by the Txosna Moskotarrak, performs during the Great Week fiestas in Bilbao.
Participants of del Concurso de Feos 2012
Images of participants in the ‘Concurso de Feos’ (Ugly Competition) performing during the Great Week fiestas in Bilbao. The nine-day festivity, which was first celebrated in 1978, is organised between the Txosnas, independent groups of friends in charge of bars and concerts, and Bilbao City Hall.
Contestants were asked to make the ugliest faces they could and do their best to scare the judges with the repulsive features.
Participants of “Concurso de Feos 2012” Photos:
Hideous: A teenager makes an almost demonic pose – even twisting her tongue to stand on its side – as part of an ‘ugly competition’
Is this Cousin It? A young girl stretches down her eyes which combined with her mop of hair give the appearance of the creepy creature from the Adams Family
Frightful: This middle-aged woman follows the trend of stretching eyes but also sticks out of her tongue to give an added ugly factor
Yuk! This young girl contorts her mouth and squints here eyes to try and look ugly. There’ll be no beauty prizes for her looking like this
Disgusting: This man gives the world a less than appealing view of the inside of his bottom lip – and a glimmer of yellow teeth thrown in for good measure.
Ugghh: This young lad keeps on his straw hat and goes for the ‘about to vomit’ pose while framing his eyes with his hands
Date, anyone? This teenager might be attractive in day-to-day life, but with those cross-eyes and wonky mouth she won’t be finding too many boyfriends
The hair braids and love heart on her wrist might be sweet, but with that gummy howl and an overly-piggy nose this youngster isn’t endearing herself to anyone
Close it, please! This man seems intent on turning people’s stomach’s by giving them a look inside his gaping mouth
Is that the hint of a smile? This chubby little girls pulls her eyes up and sticks her tongue out but she still looks cute as she tries hard not to laugh.
Ouch! Wearing a gypsy-style head scarf for added effect, this woman looks to be in pain as she uses a finger to push up her nose and cover her mouth.
Turning glasses upside down might win a ‘dumbest person’ contest, but this older contestant will have to do better to make themselves look ugly if they want to take this crown
Ordinarily this young girl might be charming, but in the ugly competition she’s not winning anybody over with her impression of a monster
Terror: A young boys how he can look as a gremlin by sticking out his bottom teeth
Even when pulling his eyes and stretching his mouth with his little finger, this man’s appearance doesn’t change too much.
With one eye wide open and another squinted, this child could pass for a deformed Hunchback of Notre Dame type creature.