Czech Republic nuclear power plant hosts bikini contest to pick high schoolinterns


CEZ's Temelín station took to Facebook to post ten photos of high school graduates posing in bikinis and hard hats last week.

Dboule Temelin Nuclear Power Station, located in the south West of the country, has apologised for the competition which was advertised online. (The post has since been removed.) The company wrote that whichever woman got the most "likes" would win the title of "Miss Energy 2017" and a two-week-long internship at the power plant.

A representative for CEZ told The Independent that the company offered around 900 internships for students each year.

The story has since hit headlines around the world and sparked outrage among many.

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It all kicked off when the nuclear plant chose to go a different hiring route and instead of hiring someone through an interview process, a bunch of lovely ladies were called in asked to be in a bikini contest with the victor getting the intern job at the plant. "The combination of beauty and the industrial environment gives an interesting result", the company explained.

It then asked its followers to rate them on their attractiveness, saying that the victor would not only get the internship, but the title "Bouncer of Energy".

"The voting was possible only for a brief period of time - around one day - and then we stopped it". The company did not announce a victor. They said it was to promote "technical education".

Another online user wrote: "Undress and you get an internship - this can not be serious, it's degrading, disgusting and primitive". However, after being criticized for the contest, the power station issued an apology and said it would offer internships to all the 10 participants.