Like the royalty pageants in Canada, these contests were more of an internal affair with club members as participants and spectators. In doing so, these pageants were as revealing of the tensions within nudism as they were of the contestants on stage. Glen Donnelly When I started the violin at age 8, I […]. Ultimately, was the Miss Nude World Pageant more harmful or beneficial to the nudist movement? So after some time, the Steins let go of Ponderosa and went on to open a new nudist resort of their own: They were naturists for ten years before starting the pageant and they knew that naturism was not supposed to be about worshiping some sort of beauty ideal.