Fullerton College: A Pictorial History

Similarly, the crowning of Mary Lambourne, an 18-year-old Fullerton College co-ed, as Miss Fullerton in 1975 was viewed by many women on campus as an anachronism, reflecting the sexist idea that women should be valued primarily for their physical beauty. Sponsored by the male-dominated Fullerton Chamber of Commerce, the beauty pageant judged the contestants in three categories: swimwear, talent, and evening gown competition. In a nod to the times, each contestant appeared on stage as the woman she most admired.
Tags: sexism, gender, roles, pageants