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Can a Beauty Pageant be a Work of Art?


The Evening Gown competition  really has to be seen in motion.  At the end of this article is a link to the SLCN video, where you will see what these gowns do as the avatars walk the runway. Miss Brasil was up first, and her gown rose and fell in waves as she moved. Designed by Bahar Vega from Dare2Bite, it is named after Foz do Iguacu, one of the most famous landmarks of Brazil, a huge waterfall three times the size of Niagara Falls.

Miss Brasil, Willamina Fitzgerald 

The contestants assembled on the stage and at the end of the Evening Gown segment the judges conferred privately to select the five finalists. 

The region was full, with over 80 avatars present, and people banging at the boundaries to get in.  There were some lag issues, but the show still progressed smoothly.  Occasionally a contestant would crash or a texture would me missing, as you can see in the screen shot to the right.

While everyone waited for the judges to select the finalists the audience was treated to a live performance by Starr Singer Her rendition of "When you wish upon a star" was perfect for the occasion. 

 Starr Singer: Click image for full size screen shot


Miss Brasil, Willamina Fitzgerald

Above: a screen shot of the contestants assembled onstage as Frolic Mills announced the prizes the winner would receive. Click on it to see a full-size (1280 pixel wide) screen view, just as it looked on our screen, including the user interface. 

©2009 Richard Minsky