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January 5, 2009

Mike Marshall To Host International Beauty Pageant

Rio de Janeiro will serve as home of first annual Miss Mandoverse

Marshall's pageant will attract some of the beautiful and talented young women from over 20 countries.

Contestants from over 20 countries will compete in swimsuit, evening gown, mandolin, and cooking events judged by the famous mandolinist. Photo by Ron Baker.

OAKLAND — According to a press release issued today in twelve different languages, mandolin icon and international playboy Mike Marshall will present and host the first annual Miss Mandoverse Contest this April in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The announcement, which has already created considerable publicity within the acoustic world, also carries wide-ranging implications for global beauty pageantry.

Marshall’s innovative contest, which will be televised worldwide and stream live on the internet, features standard swimsuit and evening gown events as well as special competitions based on mandolin ability and cooking.

The interview portion of the contest, a staple of most beauty pageants, will be replaced by an unprecedented second swimsuit competition.
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