In the 20th century, beauty pageants were the bee’s knees. Back then, there was no such thing as reality TV or the Internet. Beauty pageants were a big part of the entertainment industry, and companies used pageants to help promote their brands.
When you see some of these wacky pageants and the women who won them, you won’t believe your eyes! These photos are unlike anything you’ve ever seen! Beauty queen #21 was seriously strange!
1. Geene Courtney, the Sausage Queen
The Zion Meat Company’s Sausage Queen Pageant was way cooler than Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. Women literally dangled hotdogs from all over their beautiful bodies during the competition. The winner was gifted the coveted bratwurst crown of glory. Geene Courtney took home the meat back in 1955 during National Hot Dog Week.