beauty queen


Definition of beauty queen 

: a beautiful and glamorous woman or girl specifically : a winner of a beauty contest

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every loving husband considers his wife a beauty queen

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As the nation plummets into economic ruin, even more young women are holding fast to dreams of becoming beauty queens. Washington Post, "In embattled Venezuela, beauty offers ladder out of poverty," 6 July 2018 The jilted beauty queen starts a scandal and sues the president. Mark Swed,, "Before ‘Hamilton,’ 100 years of American music theater and how it’s told the story of who we are," 29 June 2018 How does new mom Kylie Jenner, the reigning beauty queen of the Kardashian-Jenner family (and most of the makeup-loving world), apply her makeup? Jillian Ruffo,, "See Kylie Jenner Completely Makeup-Free Before She Does Her Entire 34-Step Beauty Routine," 27 June 2018 Take a look through the gallery above to see photos of the Texas beauty queen. Daniela Sternitzky-di Napoli, Houston Chronicle, "Miss Texas, Houston real estate mogul Logan Lester, throws out first pitch at Astros game," 26 June 2018 In Venezuela, one man has ruled as king in transforming fledgling ingenues into flawless beauty queens: Osmel Sousa. Washington Post, "In embattled Venezuela, beauty offers ladder out of poverty," 6 July 2018 In 2016 he was arrested at his home north of Los Angeles for an alleged assault with a deadly weapon, after a woman -- later identified as former beauty queen Baylee Curran -- called 911 from outside the house requesting help. CBS News, "Chris Brown arrested on felony battery charge after Florida concert," 6 July 2018 Gayheart and Eric Dane filmed a nude video of themselves with former beauty queen Kari Ann Peniche. Fox News, "Celebrity sex tape shockers," 29 June 2018 Pitt, 59, had been involved in several high-profile cases, including the investigation into the death of child beauty queen JonBenét Ramsey in 1996. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Ex-wife of Arizona killer lived in fear for 9 years waiting for 'his revenge'," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of beauty queen

1893, in the meaning defined above

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: a woman or girl who is a winner of a beauty contest

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