It is well know and recorded in written history that the first Miss Universe Pageant was held in Long Beach, California in 1952. It was won by Armi Kuusela from Finland, who gave up her title, though not officially, to get married, shortly before her year was completed. Until 1958, the Miss Universe title, was dated by the year following the contest, so at the time Ms. Kuusela's title was Miss Universe 1953.
What is not known nor recorded in history books, is the scandal behind the first Miss Universe pageant. The founder of the pageant, Pacific Knitting Mills, a California-based clothing company and manufacturer of Catalina Swimwear, actually rewrote the rules for the pageant and closed one of the original contestants out from the pageant for being far too superior compared to other contestants.
Original rules, you know, were not limiting any race, religion nor species from the competition. So, one of the first contestants was a member of the Badger family.
When the first Miss Universe Pageant was launched, Brigitte Bulimie Badger, the beauty queen of the Badger family and without doubt the most beautiful creature in the universe, signed up to compete with the others. Quickly her beauty was overwhelming everyone and soon her superiority was clear also for the founder, the Pacific Knitting Mills.
To even up the pageant, they came up with a cunning plan to smear Brigitte Bulimie Badger. They started a rumor campaign that Brigitte Bulimie was way too thin for being able to become Miss Universe. This, of course, was not true at all. Brigitte Bulimie was simply perfect. Not fat, not thin, just perfect.
Since Brigitte Bulimie also had a huge appetite, the malicious rumor also implied that after rinsing a mountain of food down with few bottles of Mumm Champagne, she would purge the meal when nobody was watching. This ludicrous claim was also, of course, made from whole cloth. No member of Badger family would ever do that to food and top quality beverage. Ever.
The rumors did not crumble down or impact to the popularity of Brigitte Bulimie Badger. Eventually the founder did what bureaucrats usually do when the game is not going according to the playbook - they changed the rules.
The rules of the Miss Universe pageant were quickly changed so that only members of human species were accepted to the pageant - and Brigitte Bulimie was disqualified. Just like that. There were, however, no doubts who would have won is Brigitte Bulimie had competed with others. Good news for Armi Kuusela.
It is also believed that certain eating disorder got later named after Brigitte Bulimie Badger, due to the malicious rumours spread about her thinness earlier. Officially, the name and diagnostic criteria for bulimia nervosa appeared only as late as 1979.
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