Dolls Compete in Miss Barbie Beauty Pageant

Do you remember how much you loved giving your dolls make-overs, when you were a little girl? Well, that wasn’t as childish an activity as you might haveĀ  thought – doll-obsessed grown-ups compete during Miss Barbie beauty pageants, every year.

This one’s no joke, folks, people actually go out of their way to come up with trendy outfits and makeup for their dolls, in the hope of winning a doll beauty pageant. And in order to qualify for the global contest – Miss Barbie Universe – first they have to win national events, like the one recently hosted in Venezuela. Before entering the stage and facing the judges, dolls go through the same preparations as real models: they have their hair brushed, get original hair-dos, try out their dresses and go through make-up sessions.

Contestants in the Miss Barbie beauty pageants have their own names, body measurements and even made-up professions that help impress the judges. I’m not sure what the actual prize is for winning this offbeat beauty contest, but I’m sure it doesn’t even begin to compare to the pride of the doll’s owner.

Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins, REUTERS

Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins, REUTERS

Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins, REUTERS

Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins, REUTERS

Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins, REUTERS

Photo by Carlos Garcia Rawlins, REUTERS


   

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  • Lucy Posted on December 20, 2010

    Now this is what they really call a beauty pageant. Having barbie dolls as participants is really a unique beauty pageant. I wonder if there is still a question and answer portion for this competition. What are the criteria for winning the Ms. Barbie Universe?

  • Liss Posted on January 8, 2011

    Do you know where I can find more information about these competitions? I have a friend I know would love to compete!