Pageant of Pulchritude in Galveston

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Chandler Rainer (in sash), winner of the modern swimsuit competition, and her fellow gorgeous Galveston gals.

After 77 years, Galveston has revived the Pageant of Pulchritude, a bathing beauty contest that was a fixture on the island in the Roaring '20s. Our very own John Nova Lomax was a judge at the pageant as "ghosts of Bettie Page and Galveston's glorious past were brought back to life." PHOTOS BY KEVIN SCOTT

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