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The business of… beauty pageants

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

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.

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1 Comment

  1. Lilli Paragas on September 9, 2011 11:28 pm

    I have visited your posts before. The more I read, the more I keep coming back! ;-P


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