The first beauty contest and selecting a honey beauty
queen for 2006 was organized by the Beekeeping Association of Serbia. Out of
16 candidates the Jury made a narrow selection of 10 girls who were invited
to come to Tasmajdan traditionally dressed.
The combination of votes from the Beekeeping Association of Serbia Jury
(50%) and 98 exhibitioners (50%) selected:
The Honey Beauty Queen: ALEKSANDRA STEPANOVIC - Raca
1st Runner-up: JELENA LILIC - Zagubica
2nd Runner-up: DANICA MANDIC - Backa Palanka
Other candidates came from Palic, Belgrade, Obrenovac, Velika Plana,
Smederevska Palanka, Priboj, Indjija, Zajecar etc.
It is interesting to note that the votes of the Jury and the exhibitioners
were very different.
The Jury estimated five parameters from 1-10: physical appearance,
communicativeness, education, beekeeping knowledge, foreign languages.
The exhibitioners naturally voted only by judging the visual effect.
All dresses for winners were made by fashion house "Dona" from Subotica. It
was required that the dresses have the color of honey. They were made in
advance, although the winners were unknown. The blouse was designed using
intertwines instead of buttons.
Their beauty and spirit should now be used in marketing of our beekeeping.
They should be invited to our gatherings; advertisements should be made
using their pictures and jars of honey. The message would be: Look how
healthy and beautiful we are since we use bee products every day.