Galveston Historical Foundation
Bathing Beauties Contest

Bathing Beauties Contest : Galveston Island Beach Revue

Always a crowd favorite, the weekend’s main event is the Bathing Beauties Contest beginning. Retro swimwear is chic and vintage is king as contestants from across the country catwalk across Galveston’s historic shoreline modeling vintage and vintage-inspired swimwear and accessories that echo the “good ole days” of Galveston’s summertime history. Classic pinup styles, the likes that Esther Williams, Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page made famous, will heat up the beaches as 30 contestants vie for cash prizes and top honors.


First Place
Charlotte Beth

First Runner-Up
Sylvia Martinez
Third Place & Crowd Favorite
Mackenzie Finklea
Fourth Place
Ruby Van Buren
Fifth Place
Amanda Goss


Charlotte Beth
Galveston, TX

Meg Baertl Brown
Orange, TX

Julia Ervin
Waco, TX

Mackenzie Finklea
Galveston, TX

Linsey Ford
La Porte, TX

Crystal Gates
Santa Fe, TX

Amanda Goss
Tomball, TX

Silvia Martinez
Houston, TX

Jessie Rox
Pasadena, TX

Grace Morris
Tomball, TX

Jody Moss
Baton Rouge, LA

Linda Owens
Manvel, TX

Katrina Ross
Newton, NJ

Elena Sandovici
Houston, TX

Jennifer Schirmer
Houston, TX

Amanda Shirey
Sapulpa, OK

Kerry Sparks
Spring, TX

Ruby Van Buren
Houston, TX

Abby Vosika
Omaha, NE

Morgan Williams
Tomball, TX



  • 2021 applications open on February 1, 2021
  • Cut-off date to register / enter is Friday, May 8th, 2020, or when entry maximum is filled.
  • Registration is limited to the first 30 accepted applicants.
  • Contestants are chosen based on the quality of their vintage or vintage-inspired swimsuit and are not selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. We encourage applicants not to apply until they have their applications complete.
  • Applications must be filled out in full, including a picture of your actual vintage or vintage-inspired swimsuit. Applications that are missing information will not be accepted. Changes cannot be made after submission.
  • The application fee will be returned to you if you are not accepted as a contestant.
  • You have not been accepted until you are notified via email of your acceptance which will include your contestant packet with Contest information.
  • The first round of applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 6. The second round of contestants (if needed) will be notified April 10.

2020 PRIZES:

  • 1st place – $750 check, 2-night stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa ($595 value), winner sash
  • 2nd place – $400 check & 2nd place sash
  • 3rd place – $200 check & 3rd place sash
  • 4th place – 4th place sash
  • 5th place – 5th place sash
  • Crowd Favorite – Crowd Favorite sash


Based on Island events from summer seasons past like the Pageant of Pulchritude and Splash Day, the Galveston Island Beach Revue was resurrected into a contemporary two-day, family-friendly event in 2009. The Galveston Island Beach Revue continues to grow each year through events, contestant participation, and attendance and is officially the City of Galveston’s “Kickoff to Summer” event.


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