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L.A. unveils its own official condom

SuitUp_CondomAngelenos, take note: The county now has an official condom package design.

Los Angeles County health officials wrapped up their first-ever condom contest Thursday and announced the winner of the "L.A.'s Next Sex Symbol" competition, launched in May to promote safe sex.

Bearing a black bow tie and the words "Suit Up," the winning package was submitted by graphic designer Adam Lyons, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health's division of HIV and STD Programs. The wrapper and nine other top vote-getters will be printed on about 1 million condoms that will be distributed throughout the county later this year.

A panel of judges — whose members included gossip columnist Perez Hilton and commentator Julia Allison — whittled more than 500 entries down to a list of 50, officials said. The top 10 wrappers were then determined by online voters.

What else made the cut? The top 10, which can be seen online, included phrases such as "Hollywood: It's a wrap!" and "Lights, camera, action."

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— Kate Mather

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Credit: Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

 
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