Wearing a crown of flowers, “Cleopatra” the donkey delighted villagers in central Morocco by bucking the trend to clinch prime prize in a beauty pageant.

Named soon after the ancient Egyptian queen, she triumphed at the Festibaz occasion – becoming the very first female donkey ever to win the contest, held in the village of Beni Ammar.

“It really is a devoted and tireless animal, but it need to be looked soon after,” mentioned Abdeljalil, the winner’s 26-year-old owner.

A farmer, he took household a prize of two 500 dirhams ($260, 235 euros) and a sack of barley, as the pageant returned in late July soon after a 5-year break triggered by funding troubles.

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