Participants compete for the right to call themselves the hottest goat in the small town of Ramygala, Lithuania.
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For decades, people have criticized women’s beauty pageants for being sexist, commercialized, and exploitative. But while human pageants have taken quite the beating, goat pageants—which, to clarify, are beauty pageants created for goats—have only risen in popularity. Just recently, the village of Ramygala, Lithuania hosted its annual, cutthroat, and competitive goat beauty pageant. Competition was stiff—seven goats competed in the beard competition alone—before the judges ultimately handed the crown to Marce, a “handsome dark goat.” Many goats were gruff about the decision, but such is the nature of goats.