From Miss World to World Leader: Beauty Queens, Paths to Power, and Political Representations

  title={From Miss World to World Leader: Beauty Queens, Paths to Power, and Political Representations},
  author={Magda Hinojosa and Jill Carle},
  journal={Journal of Women, Politics \& Policy},
  pages={24 - 46}
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