Beauty queen

an attractive young woman, esp one who has won a beauty contest
Contemporary Examples

Had Lu Parker, beauty queen reader of news for KTLA, compromised her journalistic objectivity?
Mate the Press Joe Mathews June 10, 2009

Then Harris walked onto the postage stamp-sized stage, flashed that beauty queen smile and urged her crowd to hunker down.
The Nail-Biter Race in California Gina Piccalo November 2, 2010

At least she got to become a beauty queen—a dream denied another Sinaloa teen, 16-year-old Enedina Arellano Felix.
Drug Cartel Beauty Queens Face an Ugly End Michael Daly February 25, 2014

The story, however, was actually inspired by news reports of a beauty queen arrested in a narcotics bust.
“Miss Bala” Is Mexico’s Drug War Thriller Stephen Farber January 20, 2012

Tyson was eventually convicted of the 1991 rape of an 18-year-old beauty queen.
Can Darren Sharper Beat His Rape Rap With the Kobe Defense? Eboni K. Williams March 17, 2014

The Filipino beauty queen went on to win the title, but resigned when her grandfather fell ill six months later.
15 Hilarious Pageant Moments June 17, 2013

He will work with as much zeal to snare a mousy girl as to seduce a beauty queen.
Helen Gurley Brown: 10 Best Tips From ‘Sex and the Single Girl’ Lizzie Crocker August 13, 2012

Historical Examples

Orchardists in the southern part of Ohio doubtless would elect Rome beauty queen of money makers, were the question put to a vote.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Various

Nagkahangin siya sukad marayna, She has been puffed up ever since she was made a beauty queen.
A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan John U. Wolff

Ang mayur mauy mupruklamar sa rayna, The mayor will proclaim the beauty queen.
A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan John U. Wolff


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