Bodypainting has become a global phenomena, with models transforming themselves last week in New York. Sam Coy was put in charge of struggling, pupil Benjamin Adlard School, and knew he had his work cut out. Venezuela Wins Miss International Beauty Pageant in Japan The Tokyo-based international beauty contest organized by The International Culture Association has been held annually in Japan sinceremaining the fourth largest pageant in the world. The event takes place at the centre of an outdoor artistic village called 'Bodypaint City' which graces the shore of a pristine turquoise lake for one week every year. Organisers said artists from up to 50 countries are taking part in the 20th instalment of the annual festival this weekend.
An artist uses ultraviolet light paint on a model during the World Bodypainting Festival in Poertschach, Austria.
The best photos from the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria