Who’s the ugliest of them all? Photo

A participant in the Ugly Competition, organised by the Txosna Moskotarrak, performs during the Great Week fiestas in Bilbao.

Participantes del Concurso de Feos 2012

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' 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 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 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 thisYuk! 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 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 Ugghh: This young lad keeps on his straw hat and goes for the ‘about to vomit’ pose while framing his eyes with his hands

 

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 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 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 mouthClose 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 not to laughIs 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 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 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 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 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

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 With one eye wide open and another squinted, this child could pass for a deformed Hunchback of Notre Dame type creature.

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