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Galveston Historical Foundation
Bathing Beauties Contest

Bathing Beauties Contest : Galveston Island Beach Revue

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING THE PUBLIC BACK AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE TO. WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE WITH NEW DATES AS SOON AS THEY HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED. PLEASE VISIT OUR COVID-19 PAGE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.

Always a crowd favorite, the weekend’s main event is the Bathing Beauties Contest beginning. Held on Saturday, May 16 from 5-7 p.m., 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.

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2020 REGISTRATION APPLICATION

  • 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
  • MORE PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED!

2019 BATHING BEAUTIES CONTEST WINNERS


From Left to Right | 5th Place – Angela Ledesma Houston, TX; 2nd Place – Hayley Cochran, College Station, TX; 1st Place – Jennifer Vera, Mesa, AZ; 3rd Place – Mackenzie Finklea, Houston, TX; 4th Place – Thao Lam Richmond, TX; Crowd Favorite – Cyrstal Gates Santa Fe, TX.

PLEASE NOTE: No outside food or drinks. This includes no coolers or outside beer or alcohol per Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) laws. Pop-up tents are not allowed but blankets and chairs are encouraged! Service animals that are controlled by the disabled employee or person, or service animals in training when accompanied by an approved trainer are allowed.









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