REVUE WEEKEND NOT ONLY FEATURES 30 AMAZING BATHING BEAUTIES, BUT ALSO A GREAT LINEUP OF PERFORMANCES, PRESENTATIONS, JUDGES, EMCEES, AND GUESTS!
Dandy Wellington‘s signature panache and eye for detail have earned him features in The New York Times, Vogue Magazine, and various other outlets renowned for their taste and sophistication. His appreciation for the swinging big bands, elegant parties, and beautifully tailored clothing of the 1920s/30s, paired with his contemporary edge, make him a certifiable renaissance man and a true modern dandy. As a bonus, we’ll be selecting a “Best Vintage Dressed” award from our online audience. Tag yourself in your vintage best at #beachrevue for a chance to win a coveted Beach Revue sash!
Hailing from NYC, Gin Minsky has spent the last 15 years as an award-winning, internationally renowned tap dancer, burlesque performer, and sideshow artist. Known for her high glamour and vintage style, she is currently the only tap-dancing sword swallower in the world.
Bathing Beauty’s Emcee
Returning for her twelfth year as emcee, Alicia Cahill brings her quick wit and vintage style to this year’s Revue! An “Islander By Choice” herself, Alicia arrived in Galveston in 1996 to attend Texas A&M University at Galveston. After graduating, she couldn’t imagine giving up island life and decided to put down roots. Alicia has served as GHF president, chair of the Galveston Historical Foundation’s events committee and has a long history of service to the community.
Revue Prevue Emcee
The “V” is for #vintage, you saucy minx! Houston’s own MissVHaven returns to this year’s event to host the Friday night Revue Prevue party. Vintage vibe, forward-thinking, and the self-proclaimed “eyes and thighs of Tejas,” she’ll bring her extensive knowledge of all things rockabilly, pin-up, and retro to the night.
Jessie Rox is a dancer, choreographer, pinup girl, and actress out of Houston. She specializes in musical theatre and has a great love for Vaudeville and the razzle-dazzle of old Hollywood. Her pinup photos have been seen in various magazines, such as, The Cat’s Meow, Atomic Bombshells, Victory Girls, Classy Keen, American Classic, Delicious Dolls, and Fashion Bombshell. She was Ms. Retro Houston for July 2012 and has been featured on the Rebel Pin-up Page. Jessie is Co-founder of Dancers Against Cancer and proud to be part of the Benefit Betties.
Mackenzie Finklea is an anthropologist, PR professional, and life-long museum enthusiast. Her work ethic is anchored in her dedication to building valuable connections and championing interdisciplinary collaboration, driven by her strong sense of stewardship and servant leadership. Currently, Mackenzie is working as a full-time PR Manager and Media Spokesperson for Visit Galveston. In her spare time, she uses her talents to help authors promote their work and encourage their dreams of being published. She also donates her time to several community committees and advisory boards, making a positive impact wherever she goes.
2023 CONTEST JUDGES
Galveston Historical Foundation President
2022 Bathing Beauties Contest Winner
Dark Garden Corsetry, New Orleans
ABOUT THE GALVESTON ISLAND REVUE WEEKEND
Galveston’s summertime celebration of the island’s vintage past returns August 11-13! This year’s event highlights numerous GHF properties for a weekend of classes, parties, contests, and more. Based on island events from summer seasons past, like the Pageant of Pulchritude and Splash Day, the Galveston Island Revue Weekend was resurrected into a contemporary event in 2009. Each year contestants from around the United States vie for prizes, sashes, and more while the assembled crowds enjoy a weekend of retro fun.