beauty contest

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Beauty Contest

In Keynesian economics, a concept describing how rational investors are expected to buy and sell securities. According to the theory, in a free market, rational investors tend to buy securities they believe everyone else thinks are valuable, rather than the ones they themselves believe are valuable. That is, because demand for securities drives prices up and down, rational investors attempt to estimate their demand rather than their intrinsic values. The term is based on a fictional newspaper contest in which contestants are asked to identify one woman among six that other people think to be the most beautiful, rather than the woman the contestant likes best himself.

beauty contest

a competition between TRADE UNIONS to gain recognition by an employer for COLLECTIVE BARGAINING and/or representational purposes. See BRIDLINGTON RULES.
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Ernst and Young tabulated the list of the top ten Miss USA finalists after the swimsuit competition was completed and then tabulated the list of the final five Miss USA finalists after the evening gown competition was completed.
Earlier in the evening, the pageant's semi finalists competed in the swimsuit competition.
6 If the RFP process is a beauty pageant, the oral presentation is undoubtedly the swimsuit competition.
She tells how she entered her daughter Samijo, who has become "obsessed with bras" and loves "Victoria's Secret", into a toddler's swimsuit competition before she had turned one.
There's no swimsuit competition or judging of their bodies.
Apparently she was awarded the highest score in that year's swimsuit competition, and the highest individual score in any category in the history of Miss Universe for the interview round.
MEX FACTOR Jimena Navarrete SPARKLER Miss Ireland Rozanna Purcell poses in Las Vegas last night LAST LEG Girls wait to hear who will be named Miss Universe 2010 PURPLE REIGN Rozanna struts her stuffin the swimsuit competition TOP TEN Finalists turn on the style at the Mandaly Bay Hotel
Lance Corporal Katrina Hodge, a 22-year-old who has served in Iraq, was granted leave from the military for the one-month tour of South Africa, where before the live broadcast the contestants competed in sports, a talent showcase, and of course the swimsuit competition.
The event includes a battle of the Bands and for the first time this year a homemade recyclable swimsuit competition.
Take a look at a tractor or engine restored to better-than-new condition, and it's completely understandable if your attention is quickly diverted from an ingenuous design to the swimsuit competition.
Which brings up a bone of contention at the press conference that the assorted journalists would not let go of: The swimsuit competition is sexist.
Even the Miss America pageant--historically a pretty sedate affair, except for the occasional contestant with a checkered past and/or Penthouse spread--is contemplating a makeover that would transform the event into an elimination game along the lines of "Survivor," with a better swimsuit competition.