Perhaps the ultimate in beauty contests takes place in Paris each year.
SV Caroline van der Elst (Belgium) parading in blue evening dress
CU Ulla Turner (Denmark) parading in low cut black chiffon dress
SV Julia Martinez (Spain) parading in floral dress with matching cape
CU Linzi Drew (Ireland) wearing white chiffon evening dress
GV Competitors lined up in front of judges
SV Ulla Turner parading in brief bikini
SV Linzi Drew wearing blue bikini
GV Competitors in bikinis parade in front of judges and photographers (2 shots)
SV Eventual winner, Julia Perrin, (Andorra) parading in nude and photographers (2 shots)
CU Ulla Turner dancing around in nude
LV Patricia Repain (France) parading in nude
SV Veronique Muller (Switzerland) parading in nude (second in contest)
SV Photographers lined around girls during final judging (2 shots)
SV Julia Perrin parading in front of judges
LV Julia Perrin is crowned the winner
CU Veronique Muller (2nd) Julia Perrin in centre (1st) and Caroline van de Elst (3rd)
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Background: Perhaps the ultimate in beauty contests takes place in Paris each year. As with the Miss Universe of Miss World competitions they parade before the judge in dresses and swim suits--but for their final appearance under the spotlights they wear nothing at all.
SYNOPSIS: Caroline van der Elst of Belgium and Ulla Turner of Denmark were among the ten lovely competitors who entered this year's "Miss Europe Nude" contest. For their first entrance they took the stage adorned in evening dress-Spain's Julia Martinez, and then Linzi Drew of Ireland, were the next girls to show their style.
Now it's time for the parade in swim-suits--the bikinis couldn't be smaller-and the cameramen certainly couldn't work faster.
And now 24-year-old Julis Perrin of Andorra and the others are wearing nothing at all with great abandon.
Veronique Muller of Switzerland is not feeling the cold at all.
And it's Andorra's Julia Perrin whose attributes are considered the most appealing. She wins the contest well abreast of the others. Second in the Miss Europe Nude competition was Veronique Muller of Switzerland. In third place was Caroline van der Elst of Belgium. Europe's three most popular nudes also have won a place in all the appropriate magazines.