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.


Bobbi BlakelyBobbi Blakely
Dickinson, TX
Meg Baertl Brown
Beaumont, TX
Carly Bean
Galveston, TX
Patricia Blackwell
Franklinton, OH
Jennifer Blakely
Dickinson, TX
Angela Bonilla
Tomball, TX
Bianca Broman
Houston, TX
Ryan Luanne Carpenter
Galveston, TX
Mackenzie Finklea
Galveston, TX
Crystal Gates
Santa Fe, TX
Jordan Kearney
Houston, TX
Claire Kruger
Cypress, TX
Presley Landry
Galveston, TX
Allie Louwerse
Austin, TX
Nell Lukosavich
Houston, TX
Aimee McBride
Galveston, TX
Jenni Meador
Dickinson, TX
Raimy Miller
Seabrook, TX
Kitty Purry
El Paso, TX
Kristin Rieves
League City, TX
Shalia Roberts
Kemah, TX
Katrina Ross
Newton, NJ
Jessie Rox
Pasadena, TX
Amanda Shirey
Galveston, TX
Alyson Smith
Friendswood, TX
Kerry Sparks
Spring, TX
Sheryl Stewart
Galveston, TX
Loren Tarnow
Austin, TX
“K.T.” Kristen Thompson
Lakewood, CO
Kathryn Zimmerman
Galveston, TX



  • Cut-off date to register / enter is Saturday, May 1st, 2021, 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.

2021 PRIZES:

  • 1st place – $750 check & 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


First Place
Charlotte Beth

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

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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