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Blogger Launches Inmate Beauty Contest

Winner Gets Bail!

— July 17, 2006 — Pop Culture
David Burge of Iowahawk has created an online beauty contest with the mugshots of inmates from his local jail (Des Moines Polk County). Readers are allowed to vote for his Inmate Beauty contest title, "Miss Hoosegow Honey". The winning convict wins bail!

"But make no mistake: this will not be a beauty-only pageant. It is important that the winner be well-rounded, and that is why I have added a talent portion to the program. In addition to the raw votes she receives from readers, each candidate will receive 1 bonus point for every $100 in bond set by her assigned magistrate." - Iowahawk
Trend Themes
1. Online Inmate Beauty Contests - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating online platforms for unconventional beauty contests can generate buzz and engage audiences in a unique way.
2. Inclusion of Talent Portion in Beauty Pageants - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Adding a talent portion to beauty pageants can enhance the criteria for winning and showcase diverse skills.
3. Prison Bail as a Prize - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Offering prison bail as a prize in unconventional contests can attract attention and create unconventional incentives for participation.
Industry Implications
1. Online Platforms - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing online platforms specifically for unconventional beauty contests can create opportunities for audience engagement and viral marketing.
2. Beauty Pageant Industry - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introducing new judging criteria, such as talent portions, can disrupt traditional beauty pageants and cater to a more diverse range of skills and talents.
3. Entertainment and Events - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Incorporating unconventional prizes like prison bail into contests can create unique and attention-grabbing experiences that attract a wider audience.
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