Miss Chun-Li Contest Has an Unlikely Winner

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During a recent Street Fighter event in Japan, a handful of Chun-Li cosplayers were assembled for the Miss Chun-Li Contest. And the winner? The dude who was dressed like Zangief.

Because if you are going to have a Miss Chun-Li Contest, you might as well give it to the muscle-bound entrant in tight, red underpants.

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Chun-Li cosplayers included the likes of model and gamer Kayo Satoh, pin-up Yuka Kuramochi, and actress Mai Hino as well as body builder Taichi Shimizu as the Red Cyclone. You know, the best Zangief cosplayer ever.

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The contest hasn’t even started yet, but Shimizu has already won.

They actually wanted Shimizu to cosplay as Chun-Li, but since he’s a body builder, the only way they could get the okay for him to appear was as Zangief. So, even though he’s not cosplaying as Chun-Li, he is actually competing as Chun-Li.

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Contests had to compete to see who should be crowned Miss Chun-Li. Not only is Kayo Satoh (above) a terrific cosplayer, but she’s also a very talented Street Fighter player.

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Here’s some Chun-Li posing.

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And a Spinning Bird Kick, or as Mai Hino, who’s not much of a Street Fighter player, accidentally called it, “Spinning Bird Head.”

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But how do you go up against this?

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Or this? You don’t.

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So when it came time to pick Miss Chun-Li, there was only one illogical choice.

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The moment you find out you lost a Miss Chun-Li contest to a Zangief cosplayer.

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Taichi Shimizu, your Miss Chun-Li 2016.

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