In pictures: Bodybuilders coat their bodies in fake tan for competition
Linda Sharkey has been an online journalist at The Independent since 2011. She is involved in different areas across the website and is currently the editor of our latest tool, Independent Plus. As the fashionista of the team, she looks after our Fashion section. Linda also shares her style on her pesonal blog www.fashioninsideout.co.uk
Monday 18 November 2013
World Classic Bodybuilding Championships took place in St Polten, Austria, this weekend, as well as the World Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Federation World Championships in Budaors, Hungary.
The toned competitors went through months of a strict protein-diet and rigorous training of weight-lifting, but there's something else they do before showing off their big muscles and bloated veins.
Just before the competition, the muscly participants from across the world were desperately coating themselves with fake tan, using DIY paint rollers to apply the stuff to those difficult to reach parts.
The orange-coloured competitors were from Iran, Italy, Russia, Turkey, Germany and Japan.
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