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 contestants vie for cash prizes and top honors.


Women’s Category

Carly Bean
Galveston, TX
Anna Rose Beck
Austin, TX
Patricia Blackwell
Franklinton, NC
Angela Bonilla
Tomball, TX
Max Carpenter
Galveston, TX
Najeda Cerda
Houston, TX
Kristin Church
Galveston, TX
Melanie Connolly
Austin, TX
Lindsey Day
Houston, TX
Julia Ervin
Waco, TX
Faith Evangeline
San Antonio, TX
Mackenzie Finklea
Galveston, TX
Caressa Garza
Freeport, TX
Wynter Harlow
Houston, TX
Beverly Horner
Humble, TX
Mary Lee Horner
Brenham, TX
Amanda Jones
League City, TX
Treena Leonard
Las Vegas, NV
Sarah Lindsay
Galveston, TX
Nell Lukosavich
Houston, TX
Angie Marie
Houston, TX
Aimee McBride
Galveston, TX
Cynthia McGowan
League City, TX
Jennifer Meador
Dickinson, TX
Brittany Meehan
Pasadena, TX
Grace Morris
Galveston, TX
Jody Moss
Texas City, TX
Kimberly Myers
Friendswood, TX
Sarah Myers
Corpus Christi, TX
Mercedes Pang
San Antonio, TX
Shalia Roberts
Galveston, TX
Katrina Ross
Newton, NJ
Amanda Shirey
Sapulpa, OK
Amber Steber
Galveston, TX
Elisabeth Utter
Fort Worth, TX
Kelsie Valle
Houston, TX
Heather Vaughn
Austin, TX
Morgan Williams
Tomball, TX
Karen Williams
Kansas City, MO


Men’s Category

Jack Bush
Galveston, TX
Dawson Finklea
Galveston, TX
Jackson Garrison
Conroe, TX
David McBride
Galveston, TX
Nicholas James
Austin, TX
James Pittman
Boyd, TX
Jacob Utter
Fort Worth, TX
Michael Woody
Richmond, VA



  • Cut-off date to register / enter is Sunday, May 7th, 2023, or when entry maximum is filled.
  • Registration is limited to the first 40 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.

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.


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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