BATHING BEAUTIES CONTEST

MEET THE 2019 BATHING BEAUTIES!

2019 TOP 10 (left to right): Sorcha Brown of Baton Rouge, LA (Top 10); Jennifer Hillhouse of Mesa, AZ (Top 10); Jody Moss of Baton Rouge, LA (4th Place); Sarah Bagwell of Austin, TX (Top 10); Katrina Ross of Newton, NJ (Top 10); Sarah Myers of Corpus Christi, TX (5th Place); Gretchen Gegg of College Station, TX (1st Place); Jessica McCarroll of Pasadena, TX (3rd Place); Katy Grace Coppola of New Brockton, AL (Crowd Favorite); Hayley Cochran of College Station, TX (2nd Place); Ava Howard of Conroe, TX (Top 10).

Always a crowd favorite, the weekend’s main event is the Bathing Beauties Contest beginning. Held on Saturday, May 18 from 5-7 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 30 contestants vie for cash prizes and top honors.

APPLICATIONS ARE FULL – STANDBY LIST ONLY APPLICATIONS ARE BEING RECEIVED


2019 CONTESTANTS

Kelly Boultinghouse
Cleark Lake Shores, TX
Meg Brown
Orange, TX
Holly Chiarello
Tulsa, OK
Hayley Cochran
College Station, TX
Mackenzie Finklea
Houston, TX
Crystal Gates
Santa Fe, TX
Charlotte Gilbert
Houston, TX
Lindsay Griffin
Galveston, TX
Rebecca Hanks
Pasadena, TX
Jaimie Heard
Hollywood, CA
Susan Hefner
Seabrook, TX
Robert Hefner
Seabrook, TX
Jennifer Hillhouse
Mesa, AZ
Ashlyn Jennings
Alvin, TX
Thao Lam
Richmond, TX
Angela Ledesma
Houston, TX
Erin Montoya
Houston, TX
Grace Morris
Galveston, TX
Jody Moss
Baton Rouge, LA
Ginette Padilla
Pearland, TX
Shelley Phillips
Aurora, CO
Lyda Plummer
Galveston, TX
Shalia Roberts
Kemah, TX
Katrina Ross
Newton, NJ
Jessie Rox
Pasadena, TX
Amanda Shirey
Sapulpa, OK
Kerry Sparks
Tomball, TX
Melanie Tolbert
Kaufman, TX
Chelle Wunsch
Dallas, TX
Desiree Yem
Houston, TX

2019 REGISTRATION APPLICATION

  • Cut-off date to register / enter is Friday, May 10th, 2019, 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 (if needed) will be notified April 1.

2019 PRIZES:

  • 1st place – $750 check, 2-night stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa ($595 value), 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
  • MORE PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED!