Pixel-perfect contestants to compete in new beauty contest

MILAN, Italy — A new beauty contest kicking off in Italy next week will give pixel-perfect pin-ups the chance for sex-symbol status as “Miss Digital World.”

MISS DIGITAL WORLD” is the first beauty contest for the likes of videogame heroine Lara Croft and computer-cloned actresses from the “Matrix” films and new beauties tweaked to perfection with 3D graphics.

Digital artists, advertising agencies and videogame programmers from around the world have been asked to send a computer design of their perfect woman to www.missdigitalworld.com, complete with date of birth and body measurements.

“Every age has its ideal of beauty, and every age produces its visual incarnation of that ideal from the Venus de Milo in ancient Greece to Marilyn Monroe in the 1960s,” Franz Cerami, the creator of the competition, said.

“Miss Digital World is the search for a…

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