JATIWANGI: More than 70 roof tile factory workers in Indonesia participated in a bodybuilding contest on the island of Java to mark Independence Day.

The men slapped oil on their bodies before strutting down a runway, flexing their muscles to music and cheers from other residents of Jatiwangi, a village about 200km east of the capital, Jakarta.

The highlight of the competition, which was judged by last year’s winner and a panel of women, featured the contestants picking up as many roof tiles as they could carry.

The men developed their muscles through the demands of their profession.

“I was small and thin when I started work at the roof tile factory,” said contestant Yana Kusyana.

“I’m happy with the way I look now, the girls love me.”reported by Reuters.

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