It's not often you see beauty pageant contestants competing by throwing logs, playing the bagpipes, and running with water jugs. But 122 Miss World hopefuls are doing just that as they participate in the Miss World Highland Games in Scotland. Created in the UK in 1951, the Miss World pageant is the oldest major international beauty pageant. And to celebrate its 60th birthday, the organizers have taken the competition to the great outdoors with an all-women twist on the Scottish Highland games.
The highland games are ancient competitions that have been going on for centuries — before recorded history! — that celebrate the culture and history of the Scottish Highlands. So the ladies of the Miss World pageant are trying their hands (and feet) at everything from Scottish dancing, the caber toss, bagpipe playing, and the farmyard dash. Watch these girls throw caution to the wind as they get down and dirty, smiling the whole time, in the Miss World Highland Games!