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5th Jun '16 11:22:55 AM nombretomado
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* KristinChenoweth, star of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' and ''PushingDaisies'', started out in beauty pageants.

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* KristinChenoweth, Creator/KristinChenoweth, star of ''Theatre/{{Wicked}}'' and ''PushingDaisies'', ''Series/PushingDaisies'', started out in beauty pageants.
23rd May '16 11:50:52 AM EDP
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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has Miss Magix in the first season, with both beauty and talent portions, a strict no-magic rule, and [[HilarityEnsues the Trix sabotaging the talent portion]]. Stella is the runner-up to Lucy, who had the Trix' help to become beautiful with magic... [[KickTheDog And has the Trix give her back her true looks immediately after she's crowned]].
** There are two rather funny particulars not mentioned above: first, one of the contestants of Miss Magix looks identical to Aisha (who debuted the following season), the series' resident tomboy; second, the public includes Faragonda and Griselda, two powerful and experienced fairies, ''seated next to the Trix'', implying that ''their sabotage may have been part of the contest''.
18th May '16 6:51:37 PM Doug86
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* ''ThePerpetualAquarium'' did a "Petpets in Tiaras" spoof of the current trend in reality shows to show children's pageants.
* ''RPGWorld'' did one combining it with BeachEpisode, and of course Hero turns out to be the [[AttractiveBentGender attractive redhead who received a third of the votes to win]].

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* ''ThePerpetualAquarium'' ''Webcomic/ThePerpetualAquarium'' did a "Petpets in Tiaras" spoof of the current trend in reality shows to show children's pageants.
* ''RPGWorld'' ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'' did one combining it with BeachEpisode, and of course Hero turns out to be the [[AttractiveBentGender attractive redhead who received a third of the votes to win]].
25th Apr '16 3:36:48 AM DesertDragon
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* {{Drag Queen}}s have pageants of their own, the four highest-level drag pageants in the United States being Miss Gay America, Miss US of A, Miss Continental, and Entertainer of the Year. Fans of ''Series/RupaulsDragRace'' will remember the Miss Gay America pageant as a source of drama in Season 5. Alyssa Edwards had won the pageant but was dethroned for failing to fulfill her obligations, and the crown went to runner-up Coco Montrese. Since both queens appeared on the show that season, their rivalry became a driving conflict. Besides them, several other contestants from the show have competed in pageants as well.

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* {{Drag Queen}}s have pageants of their own, the four highest-level drag pageants in the United States being Miss Gay America, Miss US of A, Miss Continental, and Entertainer of the Year. Fans of ''Series/RupaulsDragRace'' ''[[Series/RupaulsDragRace RuPaul's Drag Race]]'' will remember the Miss Gay America pageant as a source of drama in Season 5. Alyssa Edwards had won the pageant but was dethroned for failing to fulfill her obligations, and the crown went to runner-up Coco Montrese. Since both queens appeared on the show were contestants that season, their rivalry became a driving conflict. Besides them, several other contestants others from the show have competed in pageants as well.
9th Apr '16 10:24:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''EarthGirlsAreEasy'' - Julie Brown, singing "'Cause I'm a Blonde" in a beach movie setting, snatches a tiara off a "Blonde of the Month" beauty contest winner along with her blonde wig, revealing her as a - horrors - brunette.

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* ''EarthGirlsAreEasy'' ''Film/EarthGirlsAreEasy'' - Julie Brown, singing "'Cause I'm a Blonde" in a beach movie setting, snatches a tiara off a "Blonde of the Month" beauty contest winner along with her blonde wig, revealing her as a - horrors - brunette.



* Book 4 of ''TheFaerieQueene'': [[HalfHumanHybrid Satyrane]] holds a tournament to determine the strongest, most-skilled knight, followed by a beauty contest for the knights' ladies. The prizes for the winners would be... each other! The beauty contest entrants are judged not only for their beauty but their [[MyGirlIsNotASlut purity]] and are tested by a magic girdle that can [[VirginPower only be worn by a virgin]]. The judges apparently don't share the author's views on chastity, however, and stubbornly declare a princess (who's really a clone -- long, sad story) the winner over the one girl the girdle will fit. The winning knight passes up the prize due to being secretly a SweetPollyOliver.

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* Book 4 of ''TheFaerieQueene'': ''Literature/TheFaerieQueene'': [[HalfHumanHybrid Satyrane]] holds a tournament to determine the strongest, most-skilled knight, followed by a beauty contest for the knights' ladies. The prizes for the winners would be... each other! The beauty contest entrants are judged not only for their beauty but their [[MyGirlIsNotASlut purity]] and are tested by a magic girdle that can [[VirginPower only be worn by a virgin]]. The judges apparently don't share the author's views on chastity, however, and stubbornly declare a princess (who's really a clone -- long, sad story) the winner over the one girl the girdle will fit. The winning knight passes up the prize due to being secretly a SweetPollyOliver.
5th Apr '16 4:14:36 AM Chabal2
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* ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVI'' features such a contest for rare gear and an optional party member. Sadly, there are no graphics, so you'll just have to imagine the sight of Carver sashaying around in nothing put boxer shorts and a pot lid. There's also some PingPongNaivete displayed by your friends, who wonder why [[PantyShot one creep likes to sit right next to the edge and look up...]]
1st Apr '16 6:16:43 PM YourDoom
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Good place to murder someone too.

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[[BreadEggsMilkSquick Good place to murder someone too.
too.]]
23rd Feb '16 1:16:52 AM rafi
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* In ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', Eicichi Onizuka helps one of his students feel like she is good for something, by encouraging her to enter a pageant.
* The gang force Natsumi to take part in one in an episode of ''Manga/SgtFrog''. Thanks to a little accident with a growth ray, the poor girl ends up traumatized.

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* In ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', Eicichi Onizuka helps one of his students feel like she is good for something, by encouraging her to enter a pageant.
* The gang force Natsumi to take part in one in an episode of ''Manga/SgtFrog''. Thanks to a little accident with a growth ray,
''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': Belldandy won the poor girl ends up traumatized.school pageant. Sayoko was not pleased.



* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' has the "Mermaid Contest".

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* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' has One chapter of ''Manga/AiKora'' involves a "Miss Sagashitamon" contest, which the "Mermaid Contest".male student judges use as an excuse to get the girls to indulge in the guys' fetishes. A riot nearly breaks out when the guys of Sagashitamon Academy start arguing over which girl should win the contest, and in the end the girls revolt and have the judges dangled over a bonfire.
* There's one in ''Manga/FairyTail'' where the main seven female guild members partecipate. Then [[TakenForGranite Evergreen]] comes forth and petrify them, but this is another story.



* In ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'', Eicichi Onizuka helps one of his students feel like she is good for something, by encouraging her to enter a pageant.
* During a lull in the carnage in ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'', the crew stage a party to lighten morale, one of the designated event planners inserts a call-in voting contest as to the prettiest girl aboard.
* The [[OffModel infamous]] fourth episode of ''Anime/LostUniverse'', Millie wins largely because [[FailedASpotCheck all the other contestants were too busy running for their lives when terrorists attacked]].
* The title character in ''Manga/MaicchinguMachikoSensei'' entered in a few of these. There was one episode in which she lost, which is surprising since everyone was in love with her.
* ''Manga/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' had the Miss Nadesico contest, a parody of the Miss Macross contest of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. It started out as a simple talent contest to raise morale, but Yurika changed it into a contest with the winner being captain for a day. The higher ups changed it to be captain ''permanently'' just to get rid of Yurika! The crew tossed in the bathing suit portion and by the end of the episode, the only one not participating was Ryoko (which was a good thing, since she was able to warn everyone of a Jovian attack. Existential crisis are a ''good'' thing!). At the end, [[spoiler:Ruri ends up winning, but steps down out of utter embarrassment over the whole thing and Yurika gets her title back by virtue of being second place! It's a spectacular ReassignmentBackfire!]]
* ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' has the "Mermaid Contest".
* At the start of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', [[TheHero Seabook]] and his friends are at such a contest where Seabook's girlfriend Cecily is a participant; just after she wins, the Crossbone Vanguard [[DoomedHometown attacks their colony]] and thing go to hell.
* ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'' has a chapter with a beauty contest. Surprisingly, the title character does not win. She spends most of the chapter talking with Yuuto, and therefore is not present to be judged, despite having entered. As a result, Lizlet wins the contest.
* ''LightNovel/OokamiSan'' had a beauty contest episode, and all of the main female characters competed. [[spoiler:The crossdressing Otogi Bank president was the winner.]]



* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': Belldandy won the school pageant. Sayoko was not pleased.

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* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'': Belldandy Ai, Mai, Mii and Mea enter one in ''Popotan''. Mii wins, despite ([[AllMenArePerverts or, more likely, because of]]) her age.
* An episode of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' had Ranma-chan, Akane, Ukyo, Kodachi, Shampoo and Tsubasa enter a (beach) beauty contest organized by Nabiki for various reasons. The winner? Kasumi, who was acting as the assistant and not actually taking part in the contest.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' had a contest in the first season. This one was actually a wedding gown design competition, where the designer had to model her own gown. It was all just a ploy for the MonsterOfTheWeek to gather energy. Sailor Moon entered the contest using a magical disguise.
* The gang force Natsumi to take part in one in an episode of ''Manga/SgtFrog''. Thanks to a little accident with a growth ray, the poor girl ends up traumatized.
* As mentioned above, ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' has the Miss Macross contest, which was
won by IdolSinger Lynn Minmei. In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', the school pageant. Sayoko was not pleased.Macross Quarter has its own version in which Ranka Lee participates. She doesn't win, but it still gets her noticed.
* In ''Anime/TenchiUniverse'', the girls, minus Sasami, enter a beauty contest in order to win some much-needed money thanks to events that put them on the run. Kiyone almost wins the event (thanks to some thought-to-be-embarrassing TanLines) until BountyHunter Nagi shows up and wins it. However, as they escape, Ryoko swipes the money anyway, adding to their problem!



* ''Manga/OmamoriHimari'' has a chapter with a beauty contest. Surprisingly, the title character does not win. She spends most of the chapter talking with Yuuto, and therefore is not present to be judged, despite having entered. As a result, Lizlet wins the contest.
* ''Manga/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' had the Miss Nadesico contest, a parody of the Miss Macross contest of ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''. It started out as a simple talent contest to raise morale, but Yurika changed it into a contest with the winner being captain for a day. The higher ups changed it to be captain ''permanently'' just to get rid of Yurika! The crew tossed in the bathing suit portion and by the end of the episode, the only one not participating was Ryoko (which was a good thing, since she was able to warn everyone of a Jovian attack. Existential crisis are a ''good'' thing!). At the end, [[spoiler:Ruri ends up winning, but steps down out of utter embarrassment over the whole thing and Yurika gets her title back by virtue of being second place! It's a spectacular ReassignmentBackfire!]]
* As mentioned above, ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' has the Miss Macross contest, which was won by IdolSinger Lynn Minmei. In ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', the Macross Quarter has its own version in which Ranka Lee participates. She doesn't win, but it still gets her noticed.
* One chapter of ''Manga/AiKora'' involves a "Miss Sagashitamon" contest, which the male student judges use as an excuse to get the girls to indulge in the guys' fetishes. A riot nearly breaks out when the guys of Sagashitamon Academy start arguing over which girl should win the contest, and in the end the girls revolt and have the judges dangled over a bonfire.
* The [[OffModel infamous]] fourth episode of ''Anime/LostUniverse'', Millie wins largely because [[FailedASpotCheck all the other contestants were too busy running for their lives when terrorists attacked]].
* During a lull in the carnage in ''Anime/InfiniteRyvius'', the crew stage a party to lighten morale, one of the designated event planners inserts a call-in voting contest as to the prettiest girl aboard.
* There's one in ''Manga/FairyTail'' where the main seven female guild members partecipate. Then [[TakenForGranite Evergreen]] comes forth and petrify them, but this is another story.
* At the start of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91'', [[TheHero Seabook]] and his friends are at such a contest where Seabook's girlfriend Cecily is a participant; just after she wins, the Crossbone Vanguard [[DoomedHometown attacks their colony]] and thing go to hell.
* In ''TenchiUniverse'', the girls, minus Sasami, enter a beauty contest in order to win some much-needed money thanks to events that put them on the run. Kiyone almost wins the event (thanks to some thought-to-be-embarrassing TanLines) until BountyHunter Nagi shows up and wins it. However, as they escape, Ryoko swipes the money anyway, adding to their problem!
* Ai, Mai, Mii and Mea enter one in ''Anime/{{Popotan}}''. Mii wins, despite ([[AllMenArePerverts or, more likely, because of]]) her age.
* ''LightNovel/OokamiSan'' had a beauty contest episode, and all of the main female characters competed. [[spoiler:The crossdressing Otogi Bank president was the winner.]]
* The title character in ''Manga/MaicchinguMachikoSensei'' entered in a few of these. There was one episode in which she lost, which is surprising since everyone was in love with her.
* ''Anime/SailorMoon'' had a contest in the first season. This one was actually a wedding gown design competition, where the designer had to model her own gown. It was all just a ploy for the MonsterOfTheWeek to gather energy. Sailor Moon entered the contest using a magical disguise.



* Beauty contests, often of an impromptu sort, were a staple of stand-alone ''ArchieComics'' stories during TheSeventies and TheEighties in particular. Most often, they took place at the [[BeachEpisode beach]]. A frequently-used premise had the contestants -- which nearly always included BettyAndVeronica -- attempt to sweet-talk the judge(s) -- usually Archie, and sometimes Reggie as well -- into voting for them. If Midge was a contestant, this inevitably meant her DumbMuscle boyfriend Moose threatening the judge(s) into voting for her (a reversal of the usual GreenEyedMonster Moose plots where merely glancing at Midge from a distance would earn Archie or Reggie a [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]]).

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* Beauty contests, often of an impromptu sort, were a staple of stand-alone ''ArchieComics'' ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' stories during TheSeventies and TheEighties in particular. Most often, they took place at the [[BeachEpisode beach]]. A frequently-used premise had the contestants -- which nearly always included BettyAndVeronica -- attempt to sweet-talk the judge(s) -- usually Archie, and sometimes Reggie as well -- into voting for them. If Midge was a contestant, this inevitably meant her DumbMuscle boyfriend Moose threatening the judge(s) into voting for her (a reversal of the usual GreenEyedMonster Moose plots where merely glancing at Midge from a distance would earn Archie or Reggie a [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]]).
22nd Feb '16 12:03:45 PM DesertDragon
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* {{Drag Queen}}s have pageants of their own, the four highest-level drag pageants in the United States being Miss Gay America, Miss US of A, Miss Continental, and Entertainer of the Year. Fans of ''Series/RupaulsDragRace'' might remember the Miss Gay America pageant as a source of drama in Season 5. Alyssa Edwards had won the crown but was dethroned for failing to fulfill her obligations, and the crown went to runner-up Coco Montrese. Since both queens appeared on the show that season, their rivalry became a driving conflict. Besides them, several other contestants from the show have competed in pageants as well.

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* {{Drag Queen}}s have pageants of their own, the four highest-level drag pageants in the United States being Miss Gay America, Miss US of A, Miss Continental, and Entertainer of the Year. Fans of ''Series/RupaulsDragRace'' might will remember the Miss Gay America pageant as a source of drama in Season 5. Alyssa Edwards had won the crown pageant but was dethroned for failing to fulfill her obligations, and the crown went to runner-up Coco Montrese. Since both queens appeared on the show that season, their rivalry became a driving conflict. Besides them, several other contestants from the show have competed in pageants as well.
21st Jan '16 5:34:10 AM DesertDragon
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* The Afro-Caribbean is another region that takes international beauty contests quite seriously. The countries and territories of the region tend to be poor, with populations ranging from a hundred thousand to a couple million, so being able to send a representative to global pageants is a source of national pride, even if they seldom win the top prize[[note]]Not counting the Latin countries, the last Caribbean to win Miss Universe was Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Wendy Fitzwilliam, in 1998[[/note]].

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* The Afro-Caribbean is another region that takes international beauty contests quite seriously. The countries and territories of the region tend to be poor, with populations ranging from a hundred thousand to a couple million, so being able to send a representative to global pageants is a source of national pride, even if they seldom win the top prize[[note]]Not prize. Not counting the Latin countries, the last Caribbean to win Miss Universe was Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Wendy Fitzwilliam, in 1998[[/note]].1998. However, the first black Miss Universe was also Trinidadian, Janelle Commissiong, who won in 1977.
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