Originally posted by usuallylurk:
quote:Originally posted by Naturist Mark:
"Pageants" were at one time a staple of many of the old ASA nudist clubs (ASA is now AANR). That was a time when mainstream beauty pageants were still seen as wholesome and uplifting,
A highlight of the ASA and its regional conventions were the "royal pageants". But they were quietly dropped for exactly the reasons you stated. They would have a "senior royal couple", a young-to-middle age royal couple, a teen royal couple, and a kids' couple. Pictures, crowns, flowers, plaques, etc.
The good old days, I wish that was kind of still around. I guess body acceptance and different thinking value changes how people think now. But like you said, it was the "highlight" the old ASA conventions. I also bet you, that it brought in a lot of new memebers, to the old ASA (aka AANR).