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Intern Bikini Contest at Nuke Plant Gets Radioactive Reviews

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Intern wannabes in bikinis at nuke plant. (Facebook)

By    |   Wednesday, 28 Jun 2017 08:23 AM

An intern bikini contest at a Czech nuclear plant carried off on Facebook got radioactive reviews when news sites and social media got wind of it, leading officials there to apologize.

CEZ, a power generation conglomerate, had 10 high school graduates in bikinis pose for photographs in front of its cooling tower in its Temelin plant, which was closed for maintenance, according to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

CEZ then asked its Facebook users vote for their favorite, with the winner receiving a 14-day internship at the plant. In a news release, plant officials compared the contest to other cultural enrichment programs like hosting the Bohemian Philharmonic at another plant.

Local television channel Jihoceske filmed a feature on the contest, showing the models touring the Czech Republic's largest power station, about 55 miles northeast of the German border.

"The competition is absolutely outside the bounds of ethics," Petra Havlikova, a Czech human rights lawyer, told Akutalne.cz, according to Fox News. "In 2017, I find it incredible that someone could gain a professional advantage for their good looks."

CNN said many commenting on the power company's Facebook page criticized the competition as sexist, with one asking, "You find the number of likes under half-naked picture of a young lady as adequate and/or tasteful criterion for a career opportunity that is promoted as 'professional?"

CEZ started to back away from the contest once the criticism started coming in.

"We did not want anyone to feel upset," a CEZ spokesman told CNET.com. "The purpose of the competition was to introduce a non-traditional environment and support technical education. However, if the original vision raised doubts or concerns, we are very sorry about it."

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