Beauty and the Beast

The Miss World pageant is the oldest surviving major international beauty pageant and was created in the United Kingdom by Eric Morley in 1951. 
Miss World actually started out as the Festival Bikini Contest, in honour of the recently introduced swimwear of the time, but was dubbed ‘Miss World‘ by the media.

Miss World for 1951 was the lovely Kiki Håkansson, aged 22, representing Sweden. Here she is pictured left. (Click on picture for large version).

In 1969 the contest was won by the beautiful Miss Eva Rueber-Staier representing Austria. Eva was born in … 1951.

However … for every BEAUTY there must be a BEAST and the beast comes in the shape of The Incredible Hulk as portrayed by the wonderful Lou Ferrigno. “Lou” Ferrigno (born November 9, 1951) is an American actor, motivational speaker, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder.

Now I know that many of you will think that Lou himself is indeed a beautiful person and I quite agree with you. For the purposes of this post however he will forever be associated with his alter-ego The Incredible Hulk … hence the beast label. And in fairness and the interest of balance it could also be said that beauty queens may also have beastly days.

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