When The Legendary (and lovely) Beverly Bradford (TLBB) dumped the Auburn Plainsman’s weekly Loveliest of the Plains feature, her first act of defiance as 1970-71 editor, she preemptively (and of course sarcastically) countered objections to the decision by listing the titles still available for Auburn coeds to compete for—Miss Rat Hat, Miss Fall Rush, Glomerata Beauties, Miss A-Day, Miss Ad Infinitum.
But she left off one of the most important and, in terms of pure lechery, the most similar to what The Loveliest had by that point become: MISS HOT PANTS.
We at TWER have profound respect for TLBB’s fiery brand of feminism. We present this gallery of never-before-see photos from the 1973 Delta Chi Miss Hot Pants pageant merely for posterity and to show how far we’ve come. Our conscious is clean.
Click the photos to enlarge them, then click them again to enlarge them some more.
My money was on Nancy Cammack (No. 44), but Mollie Hall definitely deserved to win—and Laura Lewis definitely had a shot. (That I can actually put names to some of these faces is merely indicative of my level of immersion in 1970s Auburn culture and should by no means be cause for alarm to any of the contestants.)
As always, if you see your mom or sister or girlfriend or wife and would like a hi-res version of a particular photo suitable to prints, drop us a line: [email protected].
Photos by Larry Parker.
Related: Coeds at the 1973 Lambda Chi Alpha Watermelon Bust.
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Anyone remember when Tau Kappa Epsilon hosted the Hawaiian Tropic “Miss Auburn Tan” contest in the early 80’s? Somewhere around the house we stil have some mugs from that competition. I cannot for the life of me remember who won the first year, but I’m sure some intrepid TKE would be able to tell you.
Twila Kirkland says
Nancy Cammack was one of our beloved KD sisters. She passed away from cancer several years ago, but I so enjoyed seeing her in these pictures…even though they are “socially unacceptable” these days. The truth is Nancy was every bit as beautiful inside as outside. Thank you for sharing,
Hot ‘Pants’ contest. It was actually, ahem, shall we say… a ‘Hot Lower Body’ contest.
Col Tom says
I was Mr Delta Chi Hot Pants 1973 – a little known pageant with few pictures
okay, I made that up