2017 TOP 10 (left to right): Summer Sanderson of Beaumont, TX (1st); Hayley Cochran of College Station, TX (3rd); Jody Moss of Baton Rouge, LA (Top 10); Cheryl Solomon of Austin, TX (Top 10); Katrina Ross of Newton, NJ (Top 10); Helen Doherty of Annapolis, MD (2nd); Shellie Vega of El Paso, TX (5th); Courtney Hailey of Galveston, TX (4th and Crowd Favorite); Mackenzie Finkley of Houston, TX (Top 10) and Ali Archer of Galveston, TX (Healthmatters Most Beautiful Back).

Always a crowd favorite, the weekend’s main event is the Bathing Beauties Contest beginning. Held on Saturday, April 28 from 5-8 p.m., 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 40 contestants vie for cash prizes and top honors.



Sarah Bagwell
Austin, TX
Jennifer Blakely
Dickinson, TX
Meg Brown
Orange, TX
Sorcha Brown
Baton Rouge, LA
Kayla Chapman Roache
Berea, KY
Holly Chiarello
Tulsa, OK
Hayley Cochran
College Station, TX
Amber Croyl
Dallas, TX
Helen Doherty
Annapolis, MD
Abigail Doyle
Katy, TX
Alicia Forsythe
Galveston, TX
Katy Grace Coppola
New Brockton, AL
Gretchen (Tyson) Gregg
College Station, TX
Tracey Hammonds
New Jersey
Susan Hefner
Seabrook, TX
Jennifer Hillhouse
Mesa, AZ
Ava Howard
Conroe, TX
Allison Jones
Galveston, TX
Angela Ledesma
Tomball, TX
Stephanie Masterson
Montgomery, AL
Jessica McCarroll
Pasadena, TX
Zoe McCourt
La Porte, TX
Cyndi McGowen
League City, TX
Maryann Morian
Peoria, AZ
Jody Moss
Baton Rouge, LA
Sarah Myers
Corpus Christi, TX
Shalia Roberts
Kemah, TX
Katrina Ross
Newton, NJ
Cheryl Solomon
Austin, TX
Cassey Weigt
La Marque, TX

2018 PRIZES:

  • 1st place – $750 check, 2-night stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa ($595 value), winner sash, a year membership to Studio 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


  • Cut-off date to register / enter is Friday, April 20th, 2018, 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.
  • 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 1. The second round of contestants will be notified March 15.