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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"No points are awarded for beauty, and there has never been a swimsuit competition," Pequette says.
"If you are confident enough and you want to go on stage and participate in a swimsuit competition then you should be proud of the women doing that."
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"We should be honoring them, and that doesn't involve putting on a two-piece bathing suit and walking on stage in heels."<br />The Miss America pageant was obviously far from the only thing sexualizing and prioritizing women's bodies, but every step is an important one.<br />And any notion that worrying about the swimsuit competition is silly should be erased by looking at men like Weinstein who still see women as nothing more than objects to desire.
After 96 years since Miss America beauty pageant was first founded, its organizers decided to call off the swimsuit competition in which contestants are judged based on their physical looks.
THE Miss America Organisation is dropping the swimsuit competition from its nationally televised broadcast, saying it will no longer judge contestants on their appearance.