Photographer Manfred Baumann has sent us quite a few of his celebrity shots—Stefanie Powers comes to mind recently—but his latest highlights the fact that the beauty pageant season really upon us.
While countries like France get their ‘Miss’ sorted before the calendar year she goes offshore, Austria and New Zealand are a bit later.
Baumann has shot the 19 2011 Miss Austria contestants, at the invitation of Emil Bauer and the Miss Austria pageant.
The shoot took place at the Casino Linz, with Barbara Reichard and her team in charge of make-up and styling.
The ﬁnal takes place at the Ballroom Casino Baden on March 26, at 7 p.m.