Beauty pageants give opportunity to beautiful girls to showcase their beauty at the domestic or international platform. Well, some beauty pageant can leave you shocked as they are conducted based on strange themes or background.
This pageant is conducted especially for pregnant, as the organizers believe that just because the large belly does not mean that you cannot participate in the beauty contest. There is no need of hiding your belly in the tent size dress anymore. The contestant’s parade, wearing a bikini in the contest.
During the bloody civil war, millions of landmines were planted in Angola, and it was the inspiration behind this competition. This contest is for injured women whose creators are Artist Morten Traavik. It is organized to celebrate the empowerment and pride over physical perfection. Ten women are selected for the contest from which one of the most beautiful women gets the title of the most beautiful mutilated Angolan woman. First prize was given to leg prosthesis.
Miss Klingon Empire
This competition is conducted every year at the Dragon*Con at the Star Trek Convention in Atlanta. It is aimed at discovering the beauties that are out this world. The women who participate in the contest have to assume themselves as a female Klingon and glam up accordingly. The definition of the contest is that beauty seems weird for most of the people. The judges judge the contestant based on personality, talent and beauty.
Miss Artificial Beauty
Since a Chinese girl was not allowed to participate in the beauty Pageant, a group of people came up with the idea to create an unusual contest in 2004. The contestant should fulfill only one requirement to qualify which is she must have done plastic surgery. The finalist of the contestants ranged from the age of 18 to 62, and everyone battle for the title of Miss Artificial Beauty. The contestants, which include the transsexual, provide a doctor’s certificate related to the surgery. The event was only conducted one time until now.
Miss Navajo Nation
The contest is conducted in the Native American Navajo Nation, but the contestants have to demonstrate their Tribal Skill. The participants have to be skilled in activities such as butchering sheep. They are judged based on the neatness and efficiency with which they butcher a sheep. While performing the task of butchering the sheep the participants have to wear tribal garb or pageant wear along with the butcher’s smock over their top.
Miss Jumbo Queen
This beauty contest is hosted by Thailand, especially for over sized women. It is held in Bangkok at Samphran Elephant Ground. Winner of the contest is the woman who exhibits the characteristics of elephant will. The winner also has to promote the conservation of elephant cause in Thailand. The contest is interesting, and it encounters many participants every time it is conducted.
Miss Dairy Cow
Cows in China got the chance to strut their stuff Saturday at the “Miss Dairy Cow Pageant” in the city of Shuozhou in Shanxi Province.
Brazil’s Miss Jail title is certainly strange, but perhaps even more strange is the fact that the concept is catching on and now countries like Russia, Columbia and Lithuania also hold prison beauty pageants.
Miss Holocaust Survivor
Easily the most controversial of all the competitions though is the Miss Holocaust Survivor contest, which some argue trivializes this tragic event by judging survivors based on physical beauty though organizers claim beauty is only a small part of the judging criteria.
No, Miss Atom is not the name of the villain in latest Batman flick. This is a beauty pageant with a nuclear twist. Profile photos often have contestants posing against backdrops like nuclear power plant, machinery and objects. Miss Atom is held every year as an image-building PR campaign for the Russian nuclear industry.
This was the brainchild of Father Antonio Rungi, an Italian Catholic priest. Father Rungi announced an online Sister Italia contest in 2008 for nuns in the age group of 18 and 40. People could choose the most attractive nun from the pictures and spiritual profiles in his blog. But before the contest took off, there was a huge controversy and Father Rungi had to cancel the event.
Alternative Miss Ireland
Dr. Jekyll and Hyde would have won this competition hands down. The contestants (men, women or animals) of Alternative Miss Ireland are supposed to bring out their alter egos on the stage with whatever props they consider necessary. There are swimwear and eveningwear rounds where judges looks for usual pageant stuff like poise and personality. But what happens inside these rounds can be unpredictable, whacky and outrageous.
Here is how this one goes. You just take a condom, prepare your lungs and blow it to the hilt. Thailand, a country battling growing AIDS problem, hosts this four-nation contest. Aimed as an infotainment event, the contest also requires participants to answer questions on the deadly virus and safe sex practices.
Miss Mama Kilo
Most of the beauty pageants set a weight limit for the participants. Miss Mama Kilo also has a strict weight limit but the contestants have to be over that limit and not under it in order to qualify for the contest. The annual pageant held in Cameroon invites all women over 90 kilos to walk down the ramp. The beauties are judged not by their waist but by their views on various social issues and traditional housekeeping skills. Miss Mama Kilo is Cameroon’s way of changing perception of plus-size women.
Miss Muslim Moral
When Khadra al-Mubarak said he was looking for women with inner beauty to participate in his beauty pageant, he actually meant it. The participants of “Queen of Beautiful Morals” held in Saudi Arabia have to be covered completely in their black abayas. There is no Miss Congeniality, Miss Perfect Ten or Miss Beautiful Smile in this contest. Candidates are judged on their moral, family and social values. The winner of the pageant took away $1333 cash, a diamond watch and a paid vacation in Malaysia among other prizes.
Miss Atomic Bomb
Miss Atomic pageants were held in the United States during the Atomic Age, generally, in Nevada, to celebrate the City of Las Vegas’s modernity.
Miss Lovely Eyes
Those unnerving masks do bring out their eyes, but not for the right reasons. The contest was held during the 30s.
Miss Beautiful Ape
If they look like they belong in Planet of the Apes, that’s not by accident.
Miss Perfect Posture
When the nation’s chiropractors descended on Chicago for a weeklong convention in May 1956, they threw a beauty contest. But this was no ordinary pageant.
At the time, contests like this were pretty common. They were held to burnish the reputation of the profession.
The last big contest was held in Chattanooga, Tenn., in 1969.
The Sausage Queen
The Sausage Queen helps lead the Bockfest™ Parade by carrying a symbolic tray of Bockwurst sausage. The Sausage Queen is Bockfest™ royalty who is anointed in the least aristocratic manner we could create: a gender-neutral pageant that has multiple preliminary rounds in local bars.
Beautiful Legs Contest
This event is all about legs, so the bags keep the judges’ focus away from their faces.
The Diaper Queen
Betty Barrett crowned diaper queen at a convention for the Diaper Service Institute of America, Chicago, 1947.
National Catfish Queen
An 18-year-old Gail Hooper was crowned Miss National Catfish Queen in 1954. Fittingly, she’s holding a 56-pound catfish at the Hotel New Yorker.
To win this contest, you didn’t have to catch the fish yourself.
The Radio Queen
She took part in the Radio Queen contest of 1939. Which apparently judged how much you could look like a bad Spider-Man villain.