03/23/2011 05:38 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Miss Piranda 2011, Romani Beauty Pageant, Kicks Off In Bucharest (PHOTOS)

Romani girls donned spangled skirts and sexy tops as they rehearsed dance numbers for the annual "Miss Piranda" beauty pageant in Bucharest.

As the Calgary Herald is reporting, the contest is judged based both on the contestants' beauty as well as their belly-dancing skills. The winner will be announced March 27.

Also on hand was Roma singer Babi Minun, also known as Wonder Babi, who performed during the rehearsal as the women danced.

See photos of the Miss Piranda pageant preparations below:

Miss Piranda Paegant