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A restaurant in Zhengzhou, capital of China's Henan province, is offering a special deal in which women who achieve the highest scores in terms of beauty get a free meal.
The offer, called "Pay by Beauty", was launched by a restaurant specialising in "huoguo" -- traditional dishes -- where a group of plastic surgeons selects the lucky ladies for a free lunch, the Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.
To win, the contestants have to scan their faces on a machine located inside the restaurant and the image is automatically sent to a team of specialists who will score the faces according to professional patterns.
The scores can be seen by all applicants on the second floor of the restaurant where every five women who get a higher score every 30 minutes will get a free meal.
It is not the first time that a Chinese restaurant has made such offers to attract more customers.
Another restaurant in Chongqing municipality offers customers discounts or free meals depending on their weight.
In the case of males, the greater their weight the greater the discount, although customers who exceed 140 kg will automatically receive a feast on the house.
Women who weigh less than 34.5 kg will also get the same prize.
A restaurant in Shanghai also offers discounts to the tallest customers.