About forty pregnant women, all in their third trimester, competed in Houston, in the Annual Pre-Labor Day Pregnant Bikini Contest.
The ladies proved their parenting skills in challenges such as changing baby's diaper before throwing and strutting down the runway to show their punches. The contest gives fun loving women a chance to show off their incredible bodies capable of growing a whole separate life. While women compete, their families, friends and associates encourage them.
Jennifer Clay, who is in her 32nd week of pregnancy, was deemed the winner based on her grace, presentation and an "it" factor.
The event, organized by a radio program held in Grand Woodrow, is in its eighth year, but has not escaped controversy with some bloggers who criticize the practice. "So, I'll just come right out and say it: I have mixed feelings about this," writes Jacqueline Burt on the contest last year. "Look, I'm all for self-acceptance and have a positive body image regardless of size or shape, but a pregnant bikini contest? I just do not know if I agree with that."