This has to be the weirdest way to win a car EVER! 20 contestants in Austin, TX signed up to keep their mouths on a 2017 Kia Optima for as long as possible… and the last one smooching wins the car! You can watch the bizarre contest live stream, here.
Remember those old-timey Dance-A-Thons where couples battled it out to be the last pair standing on the dance floor to win a prize? Imagine that… but kissing a car instead! That’s what Austin, TX radio station 96.7 KISS FM decided to do with their Kiss A Kia contest, in which they’ll give away a 2017 Kia Optima to one lucky winner. All they have to do is keep their mouth on the car longer than anyone else!
The contestants look hilarious on the live stream, gathered around the steel grey car with their faces smushed against it. They’ve done their best to make it comfortable by bringing along sweaters, blankets, and cushions, but we doubt it’s helping much. It seems like they each have their own strategy: some are laying on the hood of the car, others are laying underneath it, while another is gripping onto the bumper.
It may sound easy, until you hear that they’ve been there since 7am on April 17, and could continue for as long as 50 hours straight! As of 8pm EST on April 18, ten contestants were still smoochin’ the car! If there’s more than one person still latched on at the 50 hour mark, there will be a drawing to determine the winner.
But how do they eat and go to the bathroom?! Don’t worry, they’re given a 10-minute break once every hour to do their business… or load up on chapstick. What makes it even MORE difficult is the fact that the radio station continues to offer up other cool prizes to get people to forfeit their chance at the car. What would YOU do?
HollywoodLifers, do you think the contest is totally awesome, or totally stupid? Let us know!