Last year’s womanless beauty contestants.

The Third Annual Outer Banks Womanless Beauty Contest is coming up in just two weeks and we want to make sure everyone knows about it. This year’s event promises to be the best yet–although without Doug Brindley in a tutu, it’s hard to imagine how things could be improved. It’s going to be held April 20 at Mike Kelly’s Outer Banks Tavern in Nags Head this year; tickets are $50 and that includes food, open bar and a really, really good time.
Sponsored by Brindley Beach Vacations–that’s why the ticket price includes everything–all the proceeds are donated to the contestants’ charity of choice.
That’s something that’s a little bit different this year, The past two years, all ticket sales went to Relay for Life. and Jody Midgette and Bob Davis have continued that tradition, asking that their ticket sales go to that organization. The other 10 contestants, though, have chosen a range of giving that speaks volumes about the Outer Banks community.
There is no way to write about all the beautiful ladies who will be competing, but here are just a few of the highlights of how these contestants are reaching out to the world around them.

Philip Foreman’s cousin has been battling breast cancer for the past three years and so it’s a natural fit that he is donating his ticket sales to the Outer Banks Hospital’s GET PINKED program. Phillip, who owns Brew Thru, may be the ringer this year with Carl Canute, who was a costume designer before becoming an executive director extraodinaire (Elizabethan Garden’s) picking out his costume and choreography help from Jimmy Lee Brooks, the director of choreography for Lost Colony.

Local charity, Surfing for Autism (, was founded from the compassion and heart of Outer Banks parents of autistic children who felt that a day of triumph and accomplishment would have incalculable meaning to families struggling everyday under the weight of autism. The day at the beach surfing with some of the best Outer Banks surfers has become an annual event with a significance far greater than riding a wave on a summer’s day. It is the charity that Chris Vlahos of Barefoot Bernie’s has chosen.

There are so many stories involved with the charities that the contestants have chosen and each has a story that deserves telling. Attorney BJ McAvoy is donating his ticket sales to the Wounded Warrior Project ( that has worked so hard to help our service men and women return to civilian life as productive and engaged parts of our communities.
The Outer Banks Community Foundation ( exists for one reason: to quickly help those in need in the local community. It is where Brant Honeycutt has asked that his contributions be directed.
The stories to be told are remarkable and each one reveals a small piece of what makes the Outer Banks such an amazing place to live. There is fun . . . there is laughter . . . but with that comes the understanding that the joy in life is in what we give back to it.
For more information about the Outer Banks Womanless Beauty Pageant or to purchase tickets, call Dee Buchanan at 252-261-2222.