Orlando saw a gathering of women who believed they embodied one of America’s original Hollywood bombshells.
On Saturday, one of those contenders was crowned by Ripley’s Believe It or Not as the 2017 Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Winner.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not hosted the contest to correspond with a special Marilyn Monroe exhibit, which showcases the rhinestone-encrusted gown she wore to serenade President John F. Kennedy at his birthday celebration in 1962.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not had earlier acquired the dress from Julien's Auctions for $4.8 million.
Nine contestants competed to see which one had the look, walk, and voice of the legendary actress.
Bebe Caliberr was the look-alike who walked away with the crown.
She also garnered $500 cash, lifetime passes to Ripley Entertainment attractions, $100 worth of Ripley’s merchandise and a two-night stay in Clearwater Beach.
The first runner-up, Emily Gorsuch, won $100 cash and a two-night stay in Daytona Beach.
The iconic Marilyn Monroe dress exhibit opening in tandem with this contest will remain on display at the Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium in Orlando until the beginning of January.
For more information, people can visit http://www.ripleys.com/orlando/