beauty queen


Definition of beauty queen

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

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Examples of beauty queen in a Sentence

every loving husband considers his wife a beauty queen
Recent Examples on the Web Divorcée Willy May Michael, a former Texas beauty queen, has her heart set on designing a home on the island to help rebuild her relationship with her daughters. Washington Post, 1 May 2022 Minj portrayed a drag queen who helped the protagonist, a wannabe beauty queen, realize her true potential. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 15 Mar. 2022 Its commercials were also an iconic landmark of Puerto Rican culture throughout the late 20th century, featuring local celebrities like beauty queen Laurie Simpson and model Ileana Cambó. Frances Solá-santiago,, 11 Apr. 2022 The former beauty queen shared the pageant community has reached out to her in support along with her local community of Greenwich, Connecticut. Ashley J. Dimella, Fox News, 4 Apr. 2022 If the vacant, robotic gaze of the beauty queen has ever seemed sinister to you, Ms. Wuehle provides a possible reason. Sam Sacks, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 To prove a point about measuring up and fitting in, Texas teen Willowdean Dickson (Danielle Macdonald) enters a local pageant run by her ex-beauty queen mom (Jennifer Anniston). Kara Thompson, Town & Country, 3 Mar. 2022 Coronel, a former beauty queen, was arrested arriving at Dulles International Airport in February, and charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana for importation into the U.S. Harold Maass, The Week, 11 June 2021 Less than a decade after surviving heart surgery, the beauty queen was involved in a roll-over accident while away at college in Washington. Lanae Brody,, 15 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of beauty queen

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beauty queen was in 1893

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9 May 2022

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