2016 TOP 10 (left to right): Christina White of Miami, FL (Top 10); Taylor Long of Houston, TX (1); Helen Doherty of Annapolis, MD (5); Rachel Dragony of Midwest City, OK (3); Kate Watson of Dudley, MA (4 and Healthmatters Most Beautiful Back); Katrina Ross of Newton, New Jersey (2); Katy-Grace Cravis of New Brockton, AR (Top 10); Haley Cochran of Salt Lake City, UT (Top 10); Colleen LaBlanc of The Woodlands, TX (Top 10); Jessica McCarroll of Pasadena, TX (Top 10). Not pictured is Jordan Cunningham of Burnsville, MN (Crowd Favorite).

Always a crowd favorite, the weekend’s main event is the Bathing Beauties Contest beginning. Retro swim wear is chic and vintage is king as contestants from across the country catwalk across Galveston’s historic shoreline modeling vintage and vintage inspired swim wear 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 40 contestants vie for cash prizes and top honors.



  • Cut-off date to register / enter is Friday, May 12th, 2017, 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.
  • 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.
  • First round of applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 15. The second round of contestants will be notified April 1.


Angela Bonilla
Houston, TX
Meg Baertl Brown
Lima, Peru
Noelle Bruce
Port Bolivar, TX
Megan Carpenter
Galveston, TX
Liz Cedillo
Houston, TX
Marci Clare
Spring, TX
Hayley Cochran
Salt Lake City, UT
Cara Crawford
Warren, TX
Katy Grace Cravis
New Brockton, AL
Jordan Cunningham
Burnsville, MN
Helen Doherty
Annapolis, MD
Rachel Dragony
Midwest City, OK
Natalia Dziuba
Tara Flinn-Head
Galveston, TX
Alicia Forsythe
Grand Prairie, TX
Erica Gentry
Dickinson, TX
Charlotte Gilbert
Houston, TX
Shelly Harkness
Brighton, CO
Ariel Kline
Pensacola, FL
Dee Knapp
Columbus, OH
Bonnie Kuhl
Cedar Park, TX
Colleen LeBlanc
The Woodlands, TX
Taylor Long
Houston, TX
Jessica McCarroll
Houston, TX
Heather Melton
Livingston, TX
Marianne Nicholas
Little Rock, AR
Rachel Ornelas
Webster, FL
Ginette Padilla
Dickinson, TX
Beverly Reynolds
New Berlin, WI
Christine Roby
Houston, TX
Katrina Ross
Newton, NJ
Jana Salinger
Durango, CO
Summer Sanderson
Colorado Springs, CO
Jamie Schmeits
Richmond, MO
Katey Schumann
Turlock, CA
Lynn Sivley
Birmingham, AL
Kerry Sparks
Spring, TX
Kate Watson
Dudley, MA
Christina White
Miami, FL
Ann Wood
Sacramento, CA

2016 PRIZES:

  • 1st place – $750 check, 2-night stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa ($595 value), winner sash, year membership to Studeio 85
  • 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
  • Healthmatters “Most Beautiful Back” – 1 year of monthly massages, a year’s membership to Studio 85, crown, sash & trophy
  • All contestants will receive a gift certificate for a free massage courtesy of Healthmatters