Miss American Rose Day History Activities
The “Miss American Rose Day” celebrated on October 20th is related to the “Miss American Rose Pageant”. The competition aims to recognize American women of all ages, as well as their education, achievements, skills, social services, and careers. This day is an extension of the beauty pageant. We are reminded to appreciate ourselves and the women in life and appreciate their unique talents and achievements. Life has become difficult, and on some bad days, we forgot to be kind to ourselves. This day is a special occasion for women to share and express their love for themselves and each other.
Miss American Rose Day History
A beauty pageant is an event in which various women compete with each other and show off their talents. Traditionally, beauty pageants are judged based on their physical fitness. Now, the evaluation criteria have been extended to personality, talent, social work, intelligence, and values. In 1839, Archibald Montgomery, the 11th Earl of Eglinton, organized a beauty pageant as part of the Eglinton Championship. This event is a repeat of the medieval contest that took place in Scotland. Georgiana Seymour, Duchess of Somerset, won the beauty contest and won the title of “Queen of Beauty”. In 1854, an artist named Phineas Taylor Barnum created the first modern American beauty pageant. Unfortunately, due to public protests, the beauty pageant was suddenly closed, so the evaluation was done by using silver photos-the images of the contestants on the silver copper plate.
In 1921, Atlantic City held an intercity beauty pageant, which was all the rage. The origin of the current beauty pageant can be traced back to this point. It is held to attract the attention of summer visitors and allow them to stay in the city even after Labor Day. The winner of this event won the title of “Miss America”. The local journalist Herb Test was fortunate to award this title to the first-ever Miss America, Margaret Gorman, thus making history.
This event caused a lot of controversies, and its popularity has declined. In 1935, the producer Lenora Slaughter brought Hollywood into the movie and reborn the beauty pageant. The winner will get a screen test and a chance to star in a movie or show, or both. Lenora Slaughter also decided to add a college scholarship worth $5,000 to the winner. Atlantic City’s inter-city beauty pageant continues to expand and become more and more popular, and has evolved into what we know today as “Miss America”, “Miss World” and “Miss Universe”.
Miss American Rose Day People’s Activities
People go and buy for themselves that outfit they have been thinking about for months now, or stay in and indulge in some self-care. Today, they celebrate themselves.
People may donate to a cause they support
People donate to a charity or a worthy cause to which they adhere. This is a good day to give back to the community.
People celebrate the woman in their life
Be it their mom, their friend, their partner, or even their neighbor — one of the best ways to celebrate today is to appreciate and acknowledge the presence of their American Rose.
Some Interesting Facts About Beauty Pageants
- American Pageants Started Because Of Tourism
- Some Pageants Have Marriage And Pregnancy Restrictions
- Winners Have Given Up The Title
- Backstage Isn’t So Glamorous, Especially The Smell
- Contestants Have Launched Careers In Show Business
- The United States Holds The Most Miss Universe Titles
- Bikinis Went From Banned To Mandatory To Optional
- Contestants Are Expected To Do A Lot Of Research
- 2.5 Million American Females Compete In Pageants Each Year
Some Quotes on Beauty Contests
What I hate most in life are people who are not really the peach of the day but who want to be young and sexy. You can fool nobody. There is a moment when you have to accept that somebody else is younger and fresher and hotter. Life is not a beauty contest. — Karl Lagerfeld
I thought it might be a good move to get into a beauty contest so I tried for Miss Pennsylvania and won. I think that helped me get noticed, at least by the people of Pennsylvania. — Sharon Stone
The buffalo beauty contest ultimately
Is the judgment of the buffaloes on beauty
As well as the judgment of the jury
If they are as smart as the buffaloes.
(Honor of grassland) — Siwakarn Patoommasoot
It’s such an honor to be representing the USA in an international beauty contest in spite of all the tragedy that’s happened in this country lately. I really hope that this will raise everybody’s spirits a little. — Olivia Culpo