Story: Beauty contests

Miss Horowhenua competition, around 1926

A beauty contest for Horowhenua women was held around 1926 at the De Luxe Theatre in Levin. The women did not appear on stage in person, but their photos were displayed in the theatre, as was customary at the time. The identities of the lucky winners are not known.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Beauty contests - Beauty contests, 19th century to the 1950s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Dec 2015