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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The pretty 21-year-old dropped out of the high-profile competition because she reckons the beauty pagent is "very fake.
Auditions for the male equivalent of the Miss Ireland beauty pagent are starting at the end of next month.
Tara Hoyos-Martinez, aged 21 and from London, has won in her debut appearance at a beauty pagent at the ICC and will go on to represent the UK at the world final this summer.
In the tradition of beauty pagent winners, Chris's ambition is to bring an end to poverty.
Even her own friends at school had told her she wasn't pretty enough to compete in beauty pagents.
Sophie from Speke said: "I knew Sophie from college and she seemed like a changed person after doing the beauty pagents, she was so much more confident and after speaking to her, I felt ready to apply.