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

Nuclear plant forced to apologise for using BIKINI contest to choose intern

Nuclear plant forced to apologise for using BIKINI contest to choose intern

The Temelín Power Station, owned by the Czech conglomerate CEZ Group, last week posted pictures of ten high-school graduates on it's Facebook page, CNN reports. (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.

"The company has been accused of sexism and choosing interns based on their looks rather than their qualifications". The company (named CEZ) then uploaded the pictures of the undoubtedly qualified applicants to their Facebook page and asked the general public to vote for their favorites.

"We think photographs are very tasteful", the company stated in a comment under the post.

Another is quoted as saying: "Knowledge obviously does not matter".

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But other social media users were more impressed by the unique competition, with one claiming: "They should have recruited all of those girls". "In 2017, I find it incredible that someone could gain a professional advantage for their good looks", Petra Havlíková, a lawyer for human rights non-profit Nesehnutí and an equal opportunities adviser, told a local news outlet, according to Deutsche Welle.

In a press release, CEZ compared the bikini contest to its other cultural programs, such as the time it hosted a local philharmonic orchestra at the plant in South Bohemia.

Following the criticism the operators of the 2,000-megawatt plant apologized on Facebook and said that all the finalists were offered an internship at the plant. Women aged between 18 and 45 would pose in front of a nuclear power plant, it was reported. It insisted the original intent was to "promote technical education".

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