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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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Replacing the swimsuit competition, an interactive sessions with the judges will be held where contestants will be judged based on their passion, intelligence and their understanding of the role of Miss America.
Twitterverse, however, seems unhappy with the organisation's decision of scrapping the swimsuit competition and focusing instead on personality and intellect.
She's currently advertised to judge a swimsuit competition in Leeds this weekend.
Even after sections for talent and interviews were added, even after the swimsuit competition was renamed to recognise"lifestyle and fitness" in swimwear, even after the organisation swapped prizes of fur coats and screen tests for scholarships, the pageant has struggled to reconcile its search for brains with its obsession with beauty.
The Miss World pageant has done away with the cringe-worthy swimsuit competition and has stressed on its beauty with a purpose segment.
"I don't think Miss America will ever do away with the swimsuit competition," Sam Haskell, the Executive Chairman of Miss America, told (http://www.etonline.com/news/193172_miss_america_vs_bikinis_organization_defends_the_swimsuit_competition) ET in 2016.
A swimsuit competition will be held today (October 14) at the Pearl Farm Resort in the Island Garden City of Samal in the province of Davao del Norte.
Also in the 1920s, beauty contests popularized the garment and the swimsuit competition became a standard in the judging of women's bodies.
When I competed in the Miss Kansas pageant, one contestant tumbled down the stairs during the swimsuit competition. Everyone was horrified, but she picked herself up, gave a cute little curtsy, put on a big smile and continued down the runway.
Bikinis weren't yet a feature of the swimsuit competition and preparation for the gala event was almost nil in contrast to the industry of beauty schools, plastic surgeons and diction coaches that have sprouted up.
Miss World organizers had earlier agreed to cut bikinis from the swimsuit competition, replacing them with more conservative sarongs.
Miss World organisers had earlier agreed to cut bikinis from the swimsuit competition, replacing them with sarongs.