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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Barker has been single since his divorce from former pageant queen Shanna Moakler was finalized in 2008.
The international hit series willbring an inside look into the world of beauty pageant queen and reality star Honey Boo Boo aka Alana Thompson.
From pageant queen to performing star, Pippa Langhorne is determined to turn the female population of Paphos into ladies.
You're telling us that there's a show starring a 7-year-old pageant queen who self-named herself Honey Boo Boo and pulled ratings equivalent of Bill Clinton's DNC speech--and this is what they have a beef with?
And, according to the Hollywood Reporter, the Republican confab last Wednesday even had the embarrassing distinction of being outperformed on every station among viewers 18 to 49 years old by the TLC reality show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," which centres on the family of a 6-year-old pageant queen who says things like "a dolla makes me holla.
A companion to Impulse (Simon & Schuster, 2007/VOYA February 2007), this vigorous verse novel highlights Conner's twin sister, Cara; her sporty boyfriend, Sean; pageant queen and model Kendra; and rich, aspiring dancer Andre.
Meghan Brown, a former Florida pageant queen, shot and killed 42-year-old Albert Franklin Hill during a home invasion March 12 at the 2,732-square-foot house she shares with her fiance in Tierra Verde, Fla.
Following the big pres conference today, and Donald Trump's backing of "Sister" Carrie Prejean as Miss Californiabeauty pageant queen, despite semi-nude shots and political controversy, was no doubt more fun via Twitter than on TV.
I'm not your stereotype pageant queen and we're not bimbos.