Move Over Miss America
Take a gander at a whole contingent of vintage beauty pageant queens– healthy young ladies who snapped up long coveted titles. Gosh, where are these pageants today?
Miss Radio Queen – 1939
Geene Courtney, Sausage Queen. Sponsored by the Zion Meat Company during National Hot Dog Week, 1955… What do you suppose she did for the talent competition?
Miss Sweater Queen – 1952 … and she fills it quite well, thank you.
Miss Queen of Cuisine – 1964
International Posture Queen – 1957
Miss Indoor Health Queen – 1967 …is that asbestos she’s sitting on?
Miss Orange Queen – 1930s
National Catfish Queen – 1954 … I bet she noodle that from the East River.
Miss Magic Marker – 1954, 500 …a busy year for beauty pageant contestants.
Donut Queen – 1948
Miss Lovely Eyes – 1930s
Miss Hurst – 1970s?
Miss Correct Posture – 1956 …not to be confused with the rival International Posture Queen.
Miss Bobbed Hair – 1925
Gary Owens on stage with contestants in the Most Beautiful Ape contest, Century City, California, 1972. Dominique Green, contestant No. 2, won title of Most Beautiful Ape and a role in “Battle for the Planet of the Apes.”
Miss Atomic Bomb – 1957 …va-va-va-BOOM!
Miss Mink – 1960 …obviously pre-PETA.
Miss Lemon – 1920 ….she was the only one who fit in the costume.
Miss National Laugh Queen – 1961
Miss Frankfurter Queen – 1952 …she performed circumcisions during the talent portion.
Betty Barrett crowned Miss Diaper Queen. Yes, Miss Diaper Queen at a convention for the Diaper Service Institute of America, Chicago, 1947. They say she filled her duty well.
The lovely Miss Donut Week Queen – Date unknown.
And finally, Miss Blueberry Queen – 1955 …sweet.
Source of most pics: Lucky Pony
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