beauty contest

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beauty contest

n.
1. A contest in which a number of people, especially women or girls, are judged with regard to their physical beauty and often their talent or personality, usually with a single winner.
2. A competition or comparison based primarily on external or superficial factors: an election that proved to be little more than a beauty contest.

beauty contest

n
1. a competition in which the participants, usually women, are judged on their attractiveness, with a prize, and often a title, awarded to the winner
2. informal any contest decided on the basis of superficial attractiveness, popularity, etc: the referendum might turn into a party political beauty contest.

beau′ty con`test


n.
1. a competition in which the entrants, usu. women, are judged as to physical beauty and sometimes personality and talent.
2. a contest, as a presidential primary, that is decided by popular vote.
[1895–1900]
Translations

beauty contest

nconcorso di bellezza
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Even after sections for talent and interviews were added, even after the swimsuit competition was renamed to recognise"lifestyle and fitness" in swimwear, even after the organisation swapped prizes of fur coats and screen tests for scholarships, the pageant has struggled to reconcile its search for brains with its obsession with beauty.
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Miss World organizers had earlier agreed to cut bikinis from the swimsuit competition, replacing them with more conservative sarongs.
Miss World organisers had earlier agreed to cut bikinis from the swimsuit competition, replacing them with sarongs.
Evening entertainment includes a pool party with DJ Swing, from 7pm, playing RnB and hip-hop and a swimsuit competition.