25 Bizarre Pageant Queens

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As you might have read in my last post featuring the June Calendar Desktop download, today is National Donut Day. (Check out this post to score free donuts today!)

I came across a photo of a stunning beauty Queen that had apparently won a Miss Donut Queen Pageant. After seeing the photo above it made me wonder what other bizarre pageants have been held? It appears that beauty pageants were initially held for businessmen to sell goods/services and gain interest from the public (read: sexist advertising and marketing, the norm for the 1900-1960s). I'm still laughing at the results I found, especially Miss Frankfuter Queen.

 Miss May Wine Queen, 1965

Miss May Wine Queen, 1965

 Miss Magic Marker, 1954

Miss Magic Marker, 1954

 Miss Diaper Queen

Miss Diaper Queen

 National Catfish Queen, 1954

National Catfish Queen, 1954

 Miss Zion

Miss Zion

 Miss Blueberry Queen, 1955 (Am I the only one that thinks this looks fun?)

Miss Blueberry Queen, 1955 (Am I the only one that thinks this looks fun?)

 Miss Posture Contestants

Miss Posture Contestants

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space-queen-strange-vintage-beauty-queens

 Contestants for Miss I-75 Florida,  date unknown

Contestants for Miss I-75 Florida, date unknown

 Contestants for Miss "Psywar" (Psychological Warfare), 1940

Contestants for Miss "Psywar" (Psychological Warfare), 1940

 Miss Industry, 1960

Miss Industry, 1960

 Miss Frankfuter Queen, 1950 (sponsored by Hebrew National)

Miss Frankfuter Queen, 1950 (sponsored by Hebrew National)

 Miss Idaho Potato,  1935

Miss Idaho Potato, 1935

 Miss  Lovely Eyes, 1930 (this is so creepy)

Miss Lovely Eyes, 1930 (this is so creepy)

 Miss American Auto Club, 1951

Miss American Auto Club, 1951

 Miss Atomic Bomb,  1950

Miss Atomic Bomb, 1950

 Miss Tarpon, 1963 (tarpon is a fish)

Miss Tarpon, 1963 (tarpon is a fish)

 Miss Nebraska Stock Grower, 1968

Miss Nebraska Stock Grower, 1968

 Miss Foxy Space Queen,  1959

Miss Foxy Space Queen, 1959

 Miss Control Tower,  1951

Miss Control Tower, 1951

 Miss Junior Civitan Fruit Cake,  1968

Miss Junior Civitan Fruit Cake, 1968

 Miss Sertoma Follies,  1970s

Miss Sertoma Follies, 1970s

 Miss Earth,  1952

Miss Earth, 1952

Did you find these as amusing as I did?

xoxo,

Merrissa

I do not own any of these photos.

LifeMerrissa