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Preview: Meet the Miss Modernism contestants!

If the success of the Denver Modernism Show is any indication, Denver loves mid-century Modernism and its ruling principles of clean lines and futuristic thinking. All across the front range, we're suddenly frozen in the headlights of Mad Men and all that rad retro style that comes with it, and that's why the time is right for the Modernism show's first Miss Modernism Pageant. All week long, we'll be introducing you to some of the lovely ladies who will be strutting their retro stuff on Friday night at the National Western Complex.

See the last three after the jump, and let us know what you think. And check out the others here, here and here.

Contestant # 7: Mimi Lena Meyer: "I am currently a student at the Art Institute of Colorado studying fashion history, and my passion is vintage! I am thrilled by '50s glamor."
Contestant # 8: Barbie Pooler: "I would like to be Miss Modernism 2010. Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak and Barbara Parkins were women that I looked up to in the early to mid '60s when I was just a wee girl with big dreams. Dreams derailed, but I still feel these women in my own style and attitude. This time was full of optimism and excitement like nothing before."
Contestant # 9: Michelle Baldwin (aka Vivienne VaVoom): "I would like to be Miss Modernism to spread the love and joy that comes from good vintage style!"
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