Master of Ceremonies Eric L. Watts hosts the fifth annual event that’s taken Trek fandom by storm, featuring the most beautiful and talented women the Klingon Empire has to offer, to be judged in Beauty, Talent and Personality categories.  Celebrity judges include Vaughn Armstrong, J. G. Hertzler and George Takei.  Join us in the enormous Regency VI-VIII Ballroom for the event you must not miss!
READ GEORGE TAKEI'S COMMENTS ABOUT DRAGON*CON AND THE MISS KLINGON EMPIRE BEAUTY PAGEANT
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Above left: Master of Ceremonies Eric L. Watts welcomes the audience.  Above center and right: During the "Beauty" portion of the pageant, each contestant's profile is read to the audience.
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Contestant #1: "TarNa’" (Shu-Shu Sanders).  Contestant #3: "Q'sin" (Cindy Rennick).  Contestant #4: "Lady K'dessa L'bardi tai Mack-Morrelli-Martok" (Joanna Lombardi).  Contestant #5: "Lt. Commander Dejinaera vestai-Veska" (Arilyn Starling).
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Contestant #7: "Senior Ambassador Kita' sutai-Juriss" (Rita Howard).  Contestant #8: "Ma'Jon of the Clan IpaQ" (Marjan Peltier).  Contestant #9: "Captain KheTara sutai Lorenssith" (Christine Evans-Arriaga).
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Above center: Contestant #3, "Q'sin" (Cindy Rennick), played the violin as her Talent presentation.  Below left: Contestant #4, "Lady K'dessa L'bardi tai Mack-Morrelli-Martok" (Joanna Lombardi) gave a cooking demonstration.  Below right: The sign language interpretor deftly translated Klingon into American Sign Language.
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Above left: Judge J. G. Hertzler rallies the crowd.  Above right: Good sports all, the winner is applauded even by her competitors.
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Above left: Vaughn Armstrong presented the winner, Contestant #8: "Ma'Jon of the Clan IpaQ" (Marjan Peltier), with the pageant sash.  Above right: J. G. Hertzler presented the winner with a bouquet of fresh roses.  Bottom left: George Takei presented the winner with a custom-designed Klingon trifoil trophy autographed by all three celebrity judges.  Bottom right: Miss Klingon Empire 2003 salutes the audience in victory.
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