1928 International Pageant of Pulchritude

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1928 International Pageant of Pulchritude
Date June 4, 1928
Venue Galveston, TX
Entrants 42
Debuts Belgium, England, Germany, (US CITIES) Biloxi, Greater New York, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, St. Louis
Withdrawals Alexandria, Amarillo, Baton Rouge, Beaumont, Bessemer, Brooklyn, Cleburne, Denver, Douglas, Green Bay, Kerrville, Monroe, Oak Cliff, Ogden, Omaha, Ottawa, Pine Bluff, Point Isabel, Shreveport
Returns Nebraska
Winner Ella Van Hueson

The 3rd annual International Pageant of Pulchritude was held at Galveston, Texas. With 42 contestants (32 American and 10 foreign) in the pageant, 10 contestants won cash prizes and one won the grand prize, the title of "Miss Universe".


Miss Chicago, Ella Van Hueson, won first place in the pageant and was crowned "Miss Universe" of 1928. Prizes included $2,000.

The second-place winner received $1,000, the third-place winner $250, and the remaining nine places received $100 each.

1928 International Pageant of Pulchritude


Place Contestant
1st  Chicago – Ella Van Hueson
2nd  France – Raymonde Allain
3rd  Italy – Livia Marracci
4th  Colorado – Mildred Ellene Golden
5th  West Virginia – Audrey Reilly
6th  Canada – Irene Hill
7th  Luxembourg – Anna Friedrich
8th  Ohio – Mary Horlocker
9th San Antonio – Anna Debrow
10th Tulsa – Helen Paris



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