Miss Tulsa Places Tenth in Pulchritude

by This Land


In 1928, the city of Galveston, TX hosted the Third International Pageant of Pulchritude and Ninth Annual Bathing Girl Revue, the predecessor to the now-famous Miss Universe pageant.

Miss Helen Paris of Tulsa, pictured here, won 10th place in the competition, finishing right after Miss San Antonio. Although she wasn’t able to claim the title, Miss Tulsa did receive another honorable distinction.

The first airmail route in Tulsa flew from Tulsa to Ponca City, and the name of the plane was the Miss Tulsa, named in honor of Helen Paris.