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Monday, May 4, 2009

Galveston Beach Bathing Beauty Contest

1923 Galveston Beach Beauty Contest Contestants

1926 Galveston Beach Beauty Contest Contestants

Last week a customer purchased this swimsuit from Glamoursurf for the upcoming Galveston Island Beach Review 2009 Bathing Beauties Contest. The contest will be held on May 16,2009 at 2:00pm. Dubbed the "Pageant of Pulchritude" by C.E. Barfield, the Galveston beauty contest began in the summer of 1920 and from then on marked the kick-off for tourist season each year. By 1928 the event had morphed into the "bathing girl revue" and became so popular, the Island’s population nearly tripled during the event weekend.
This year the contest is being resurrected with two categories: Contemporary & Vintage Inspired. Cash prizes are being awarded to the winners and runners up. Contest is limited to the first 30 contestants in each category. You must be 18 to be eligible to win. Sounds like fun doesn't it?

Good luck Secelia!!


Adrienne Culpepper said...

Hey there! Secelia took 3rd place in the contest and she looked fantastic! Please keep an eye on our blog and/or website for the annoucement of next year's event - which will be ALL vintage!!! www.IBCgalveston.com
Adrienne Culpepper
'09 event coordinator, IBC

Glamoursurf said...

Thanks Adrienne, I'm so glad to hear it will be all vintage. I'm sure a fun day was had by all!