It was the lovely Armi Kuusela from Finland who won the first ever Miss Universe contest in 1952*, with Miss
Boy have there been some strange beauty contests over the years! These photos include the contestants for ‘Miss Psywar’ (doesn’t
Now there’s a title which just rolls off the tongue! Apparently ‘Pulchritude‘ is a really ungainly way of saying ‘beauty’
Whatever your personal feelings about beauty pageants, they serve as a great reminder that fashion dictates what each generation considers
Sarasota Sun-Debs from 1949 learning how to elegantly pick things up off the floor at Lido Beach, Florida. Which one of these two
Beauty contestants at Tri-City Suncoast Festival: St. Petersburg, Florida 1962. Left to right: Tri-City Queen, Rita Mathies; former Tri-City Queen,
Some great 1940s bikinis modelled by the ‘Sarasota Sun-Debs’. The photo was taken at Lido Beach, Florida in January 1949.
These 3 vintage beauties are the winners of a Beauty contest at the Venetian Pool in Coral Gables, Florida in