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Beauty Contests & Photo Contests & Casting Calls

  • Texas Star Charity Pageant - Hi everyone! I am super excited to say that the applications have been completed for Texas Star CHARITY Beauty Pageant.
  • Child Models Needed - San Francisco, CA - Child Models Location: San Francisco, CA Gender: both male and female Age range: 4 to 6 Submission Deadline: 09/13/08 more info
  • The Fashionable Child Contest Enter & Details on or - visit my page on the contest!
  • 2008 CuteKid of the Year - Submit your toddlers photos free membership and chance to win.
  • SUPERNANNY  - ABC orders another 13 shows. Johnnie Raines - Casting Producer from ABC is searching the country for families who are in need of help with their out of control kids. More info.
  • FOX Casting Call - new GAMESHOW based on TRUTH - FOX’s newest GAME SHOW quizzes contestants on their “truth” with a lie detector determining if their answers are FACT or FICTION. This one is for mom! Information at
  • Explore Talent is a big database of acting and modeling jobs, casting calls and the like. You can search through 25,000+ auditions and submit yourself (or your child). made a special coupon code available for visitors to Retro Housewife! Click Here For 10% OFF Coupon code: HOUSEWIFE10
    Auditions for Kids with Free Sign Up.
  • Beautiful Faces Photo Contest - This is a (e)mail-in photo contest, entry fee is $35 per photo, and they have all age categories. Next entry deadline is July 14th, 2007! More Info.
  • Casting Call: Fox is searching for their new class of 5th Graders! Casting auditions will begin early this summer in Atlanta, Chicago, New York,
    Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. More Information. 6/26/07
  • Robeez Footwear is having a Summer Sunny Smiles photo contest (ends June 30th) where the sunniest smile wins 3 pair of Robeez shoes. All you need is a photo of your darling wearing some Robeez shoes, and smiling sunnily, and you're in!
  • The CuteKid contest runs monthly contests by age group, and also have a yearly contest, i.e. 2007 Cute Kid of the year. I am entering my two nieces, so don't bother entering your kids... ;-). CuteKid has some pretty nice prizes! 2007 Cute Kid of The Year, Cutest Baby Picture Competition: Win College Tuition ($25,000!!! - may even cover an entire semester by the time the kids get to college). You can also win prizes & other stuff.

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Beauty Pageant Contestants

 2009 Miss California - Answering Question On Gay MarriageThere She Is... Her response to a question about gay marriage from celebrity judge Perez Hilton may have cost Miss California the crown, but she maintained she was raised to believe that marriage should only be between a man and a woman - Source:







2008 Beauty Pageant Sponsorships

Well, I am doing it again! Two more little beauty pageant contestants are receiving small sponsorships from Retro Housewife. Update: I have temporarily stopped sponsorships - I hope to resume again once our financial situation improves. February, 2011

2011 Homeschooler Wins Miss America Contest Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska, won the crown for Miss America along with a $50,000 scholarship on January 15, 2011. Only 17 years old, the new Miss America was homeschooled through her junior year of high school and plans to attend Patrick Henry College after her reign.

Beauty Pageant ContestantLeft: This is Abriel and she is 8 years old. Abriel will be competing in the "Dream Girls" Competition, at the state level at the end of the month.

Her mother says she loves to do pageants and is excited about the upcoming competition.

Beauty Pageant Contestant  #2 Sponsored by Retro Housewife. On the right, we have little Patricia and she is 4 years old. She is the 2008 Miss Pee Wee Sunburst Queen for the North and Northwest Harris County Area.

On February 22, 2008 she entered the regional competition at Greenspoint Mall, her first pageant ever, and brought home the crown. She will be representing her area Memorial Day Weekend at the State Finals held in Houston at the Sheraton Brookhollow.
Good Luck to Both Girls!

2007 Beauty Pageant Sponsorship

I get the occasional request to sponsor this and that, and when the a sponsorship makes sense, and would fit in to, (and I can afford it), I do! Actually, this is the first sponsorship Retro Housewife is doing. I thought it sounded like fun! We'll see how it goes, and hopefully our little beauty contestant will do well!

Without further ado, here she is!

Starla B. Beauty Pageant Contestant Sponsored by the Retro Housewife!

Starla B. won the Sunburst Beauty Pageant for Virginia, and she (and her mother) will be attending the national pageant in Atlanta this August.Starla Stands With Help From Her Mom at The Beauty Pageant!

(Sunburst U.S.A., the company running the beauty pageant is in 43 States, Canada and Puerto Rico. According to their website, they have been around for 26+ years.)

If you would also like to sponsor little STAR-la, (You will receive an 8 x 10 advertisement in the A Big Trophy For A Little Beauty!beauty pageant book), the cost is $150, and the deadline is June 14, 2007!

Retro Housewife is not collecting funds from sponsors, so please contact Rikki Brown at:




- That grandmother of beauty contests, the Miss America Pageant, turns 35 next week, but Atlantic City never loved her more. ..."Some 25,000 persons usually watch the final night of the pageant." ...

"I'VE BEEN TO some of these other contests and I know what they're like," said Mrs. John M. Alton, chairman of the hostess committee for the pageant. "The finest young girls from good families come here. Because we have careful controls, we don't have any of these wild show type things like the others." ...

"Miss America sure ain't a leg show anymore," an oldtimer said. "The girls today are nearly all good clean college kids. It's a change from the old days. I remember some of the bags they used to bring in here."
From the Independent-Press-Telegram, Long Beach, CA September 3rd, 1961

But just who or what is Miss America? To some, including the executive director of the pageant, Miss Lenora Slaughter, she's the "all America girl -lovely to look at, talented, charming, well-educated and eminently respectable." 1964

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Beauty Pageant Directory

  1. Miss America Pageant - Probably the best known (Here she is...Miss America!).
  2. Mrs. America - Frumpy after marriage, my foot!
  3. Miss Universe - So far only earthlings taking part.
  4. Miss World - Slightly more humble...
  5. Sunburst Beauty Pageant - The most exciting pageant!
  6. Modelcontest - A German beauty pageant, sponsored by a magazine and a clothing store.
  7. Model Contest - I think cultural differences are interesting, so here are the winners of a Model Contest sponsored by a large German department store. If you click on the row of kids, a little flash movie plays with the kids doing their best runway act! Really cute.
  8. Universal Royalty Beauty Pageants - Texas based, offers the "Little Miss Austin Pageant", a Texas state pageant and a national pageant.
  9. Central Coast Parent Magazine COVER CONTEST or
  10. "Feminists" Behaving Badly - The Feminists vs. The Contestants
  11. Texas Pageant Network

Miss America Is Composite Of Beauty, Talent and Charm.

Miss West Virginia 1964 - Miss Ella Dee Kessel
(1964) A full week of competition faces Miss Ella Dee Kessel of Ripley this week in Atlantic City, N. J., as she hopes to change her title from Miss West Virginia to Miss America. The five-foot-11-inch blonde is a graduate of West Virginia University and plays the piano, organ and classic guitar.

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