[Hefei, China; August 25. Image via Getty]

Chinese contestants vieing for a spot in the pageant finals of the Miss China/World contest, put on makeup during a rehearsal in Hefei, eastern China's Anhui province on August 25, 2009. Thousands of Chinese girls are trying their luck at famed and fortune in beauty pageants after 23-year-old model Zhang Zilin walked off with the crown of Miss World at the 57th Miss World Pageant in Sanya in 2007. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)