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Crabs Break Out At New Jersey Beauty Pageant

A Miss Crustacean beauty queen takes her victory stroll down the runway. Photo credit: Donald B. Klavitz, DBK Photo.

A Miss Crustacean beauty queen takes her victory stroll down the runway. Photo credit: Donald B. Klavitz, DBK Photo.

Monday, July 26, 2010 0:43 GMT

OCEAN CITY, N.J. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – At one wacky beauty pageant, the only requirement is to have crabs.

The 37th Annual Miss Crustacean beauty pageant sashays into Ocean City, New Jersey, on August 4, where hermit crabs compete for a crown and cucumber trophy.

According to pageant director Mark Soifer, Miss Crustacean is the “purest beauty contest in the world” because it’s solely about looks.

The crabs don’t have to answer tough questions, showcase a talent, or wear a bathing suit on stage – they just have to be beautiful.

Moreover, the winner has no official duties, so once they’re crowned their job is to simply bask in the spotlight.

But the runway to victory is no cakewalk.

Soifer says contestants “go all out,” like past beauty queen “Crabapatra,” who was carried on stage in costume by humans wearing togas.

He says the best part is when the crowd sings “Here Comes Miss Crustacean” to the winner, a moment that gets everyone choked up.

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