Female applicants for Kuwait Airways flight attendant positions were reportedly ordered to strip down to their underwear during a recruitment event in Madrid, Spain.

The event was organized by recruitment agency Meccti, which claims to be the world's largest cabin crew recruitment agency

According to El Diario, women with glasses, visible scars or moles, and those deemed to be overweight were turned away from the initial inspection.

Some women were asked if they would be willing to lose weight or "eat more," while one candidate was rejected due to the recruiters' dislike of her skin or smile.

During the second phase of the recruitment process, women were reportedly asked to strip down to their underwear in a private room, where they were inspected for scars, birthmarks, and tattoos

Mariana, a 23-year-old applicant, described feeling "like an animal in the zoo."

The labor minister of Spain, Joaquín Pérez Rey, has described the recruiters' alleged behavior as "intolerable" and a violation of the women's "dignity and fundamental rights."

The Spanish Department of Labor is now investigating Meccti's hiring processes.

Meccti's advertisement for the recruitment event stated that candidates needed to be at least 5 feet, 2 inches tall and have an "excellent overall presentation."

Only three of the 60 or so attendees at the event were male, and they were reportedly told that the airline only hires Kuwaiti men.