Calgary radio station holds breast implant contest
Amp Radio, a top 40 station, is calling the contest the "Breast Summer Ever" event.
From now until mid-July, anyone who submits a photo of themselves and an explanation about why they should win will get a chance at the grand prize of a $10,000 breast augmentation.
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The response to the contest has been positive, said Kris Mazurak, the station's program manager.
"There is somebody out there that wants that prize. If it doesn't appeal to them, they won't enter this contest."
Suzie Dumont is entering contest. She said she has always wanted breast implants, but never had the money.
"Now that I am recently single and could use a boost of self-confidence, it would be great. Plus having a baby really takes a toll on your body. It really changes things."
But regular listener Cara Casey said she is finding a new radio station.
"I think actually posting a photo of yourself and making your plea for fake breasts is a bit over the top," she said. "To have people vote on your chest, essentially, is quite degrading."
Judges will pick 10 finalists in mid-July based on the photos they receive and the reasons why the entrant wants the surgery. Then listeners can vote for a winner.
Amp Radio is following the guidelines for contests put out by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, he added.
The council said it has received two formal complaints about the contest and will determine if any rules have been broken.