German Women Adept At Milking Cows, Plowing Fields Vie For Calendar-Modeling Gig

Two hundred women applied but just 25 made the first cut. From there, the Hamburg Chamber of Trade will whittle down the list to determine who has what it takes to represent not only a nation, but a way of life, in the 2012 German Farm Girls Calendar.

"We want to show that there are beautiful, modern women living in rural Germany, and not just the stereotypical country bumpkins," said Peyman Amin, a casting judge who also sat on the jury of Heidi Klum's television series "Germany's Next Top Model."

The only condition for the women participating is that they must be directly involved in agricultural life.

"Authenticity is most important," Amin said. "These women are all capable of milking a cow or ploughing a field."

And, really, what else is there?

Farm girls calendar casting begins [The Local] (H/T Tomuban)

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