Bizarre beauty pageants from America’s past

The Museum of Ridiculously Interesting Things has evidence that beauty contests used to be more imaginative affairs. Take for instance, the Miss Perfect Posture pageant with X-rayed contestants (1956), the Most Beautiful Ape pageant with contestants donning ape masks (1972) and the Sausage Queen contest (1955).

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