Featuring the most beautiful women the Klingon Empire has to offer, to be judged in Beauty, Talent and Personality categories.  Judges include J. G. Hertzler (“General Martok”) and Robert O’Reilly (Chancellor Gowron”).
READ THE PAGEANT REPORT:  "MISS KLINGON EMPIRE" BY JUSTIN HALL
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Prior to the kick-off of the pageant, the Klingon band Warlords (left) entertained the rather rowdy audience (including the Big Giant Head, a.k.a. Lord Chang) with their renditions of "The Day That Gowron Died" ("Kai... Kai... I let out my Warcry....") and "Klingon Blues."
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Keh'veq vestai-Veska gets ready to drum in the Miss Klingon Empire 2000 contestants!
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Above, left to right: Contestant #1, Contestant #2 and Contestant #3
Below, left to right: Contestant #4, Contestant #5 and Contestant #6
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Above, left to right: Contestant #7, Contestant #8 and Contestant #9
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Contestants include Christine Evans-Arriaga (above left), Sue Regonini, Jennifer Roberts, Rita Howard, Helen Leaphart-Collins, Jennifer Campbell, Kimberly Anderson and Leila McMichael (above center).
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"Biack" works the runway with a sultry saunter and lingering hand.
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During the Talent portion of competition, "Khetara Lorrensith," Keeper of the Ghop'be Sausage, pauses to display its custom made fur sheath.
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Also featured was a performance of the time-honored "Battle Scar" Ritual.
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Contestant #9 looks confident, but, uh-oh!  She's got a knife!  Go ahead, Mr. M.C... ask her something... prying!

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Far left: Contestant #2, "K'Lena Trah'Pael."  Far right: Contestant #4, a hardened Weapons Master, let her record speak for her!

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Above, far left: Contestant #5, "Keela Septaric," demonstrates her uncanny sense of balance that has kept her standing on the bridge through many a dogfight.  Second from left: Contestant #7 displays her skills at brewing Klingon Bloodwine, while Contestant #8, "Ambassador K'Zeyhta" (second from right) displays her prowess at fencing.  Far right: Contestant #6 introduces the audience to... lap-dancing?
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The final round tests the mettle of our Master of Ceremonies, Eric L. Watts: The Personal Question Round!
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Contestant #1, "Khetara Lorrensith," Keeper of the Ghop'be Sausage.
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Miss Klingon Empire 1999, Lynn Herrick
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As the contestants look on, “Skal sutai Mack” (Cecil Mack) asks permission of "General Martok" (J. G. Hertzler) to perform the Ritual of Betrothal with “Ka’Sandra tai Burr” (Sandra Burr)... and he says YES!
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Judges J. G. Hertzler and Robert O’Reilly tally their ballots to determine the worthiest contestant for the crown.

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 And... it's Ambassador K'Zeyhta of the Shadow Fleet!  The new Queen is crowned!
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Miss Klingon Empire 1999, Lynn Herrick, returned to crown the winner of the 2000 pageant.
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K'Zeyhta begins her reign as Miss Klingon Empire 2000...
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...while the runners-up plot their revenge!
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