If you ever thought it was strange that a Miss America contestant’s talent during that portion of the competition was, say, a dramatic reading of “The Hazards of Nuclear Fallout” (Miss Massachusetts, 1965), a hillbilly impression (Miss New Jersey, 1960), or a ventriloquist interpretation of Laverne & Shirley (Miss Tennessee, 1981), then you really don’t know much about the history of beauty competitions.
The talent portion of the Miss America pageant is nothing in comparison to the odd beauty titles that have graced some stages over the past century.
Check out 5 of the most bizarre “beauty” titles — possibly ever:
All photos used with permission from Retronaut.com
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