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Miss Blue Ribbon pageant for local women of all shapes and sizes

There's a unique pageant that has become an annual tradition in Milwaukee during the Pabst beer run weekend.

It's called the \"Miss Blue Ribbon\" Pageant and the contestants are actually called bombshells.

Their costumes and hair and make up are inspired by the 40's and the rockabilly culture.

It's more about camaraderie than it is competition.

The winner is selected based on personality and question and answer session on stage. There are several other awards handed out from \"Miss Beer Run\" to \"Miss Pinup.\"

Miss Blue Ribbon Kelle May was a special live guest on the CBS 58 News at 4:30 p.m.

\"It embraces all shapes and sizes, colors and races,\" she explained.

Several of the bombshells came along, including founder Andrea Maleu. She emphasized the charitable wing of the event.

The bombshells meet and greet fans who gather at the Best Place on the Historic Pabst Brewery site for the 1964 and earlier hot rod car show.

In the process, they raise money for the MS Society of Wisconsin. This year was especially successful.

When you meet the bombshells you'll understand why. 

Enjoy the attached clip.

For more information on the Blue Ribbon Bombshells click here

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