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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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The dwindling interest in beauty pageants in India has coincided with the dismal performance of Miss Indias on the global stage.
"I think this is the perfect question for this specific occasion especially because it's a beauty pageant.
The following year, she joined a provincial beauty pageant. 'Then came my worst nightmare - I was bashed in social media because I was too 'FAT' to be a beauty queen,' she recounted.
Young's claim to the oldest beauty pageant in the world made the Philippines the third country after Brazil and Venezuela to win all four major beauty contests in the world namely: Miss Universe, Miss International, Miss Earth and Miss World.
Summary: New Delhi [India] July 25 (ANI/NewsVoir): Anshu Gupta, a homemaker recently bagged the title of "Mrs Asia 2019", at a star glitz beauty pageant event organized in Goa by Delhi based Star Bellezza Productions.
This event is a beauty pageant for the natural-plus-size, which we must embrace and appreciate.
You understand beauty pageants when you know that it is actually not competitive against other women.
In an interview after winning the crown Miss RADP 2018, Boipelo Kebontse (23), said she did not expect to win as it was her first time to enter a beauty pageant.
A Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (Jawi) enforcement officer - testifying in court against lawyer Siti Kasim for alleged obstruction of duty - said the situation was unusual during a 2016 raid on a transgender beauty pageant.
Women competing in beauty pageants wearing headscarves are symbolic of just how much ideas of femininity, empowerment and beauty have changed in the last decade.
In its first edition, and under the slo- gan of Beauty For Humanity, Miss Planet is an international beauty pageant which aims to have global ambassadors to be the voice of "planet Earth Resonates," and to "Listen And Heed For The Sake Of Humanity's Future On Earth," as the competition official Facebook states.
Camel races and camel beauty pageants are a favourite recreation for citizens, and some animals fetch millions of dollars at auctions in the country.