The business of… beauty pageants
When televised media teams-up with famous corporate moguls and supermodel-like beauties, it’s a business proposition that simply can’t lose.
May 20, 2010 4:07 by kippreport
The Miss Universe competition hosts women from all over the world, representing contestants from around 80 countries each year. All the svelte contestants, tiny bikinis, and pageantry on display at a Donald Trump venue can translate into big bucks for a country’s tourism industry.
Last year’s Miss Universe pageant took place in the secluded islands of the Bahamas, southeast of the US. Tourism officials there hoped the event would bring a much needed short-term boost to the islands’ economy and tourism industry. Data from tourism officials is still outstanding.
But for those interested in a vacation destination known for its bathing beauties, Venezuela just might be the ticket. Home to the reigning Miss Universe, Stefania Fernandez, the oil-producing South American nation is famous for its beauty queens, having garnered five Miss Universe and five Miss World titles.