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Lynda Carter is an American actress and songwriter known for being Miss World USA in 1972 and as the star of the TV series Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979. Born: July 24, 1951 (current age 63 as of 5-11-15), Phoenix, AZ

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drawing directly from the process of growing up in its most superficial form and using icons like courtney love and pageant queens meadham kirchoff created a youthful and vibrant collection

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English Mikimoto History 2002 Crowns for Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA The intricate design of the Mikimoto Crowns, made with White South Sea and Akoya cultured pearls and diamonds, depicts the ancient symbol of the phoenix rising to signify status, power and the vision of great beauty.

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Knutsford May Queen of 1887 Mary E. Howarth (Crown Bearer: George Holt) this May Day revival was begun in 1864, the idea of the Vicars daughters, the Miss Clowes. The May Queen's modest procession to the Maypole on the heath has has evolved into a large pageant featuring the Jack-in-the-green including all the towns children and the 'sanding' of good luck messages on to the towns pavements ( an ancient local tradition for well wishing bridal couples) and a fair.

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from Mail Online

Stunning pageant photographs show the first ever Miss Americas and bathing beauties from the 1920s

Pretty as a picture: Atlantic City's Bathing Beauties of 1922 point their toes and nervously smile for the camera

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