Here She Comes, Miss Russian Prisoner 2009

Not only are we wondering whether boys should compete in beauty pageants, we’re questioning whether prisoners strutting their stuff for the judges is the best way to “rehabilitate” those behind bars. Whatever your take on it, jail-bird beauty queens aren’t a new entry into the world of bizarro pageants—but one Russian women’s prison “biker chic” contest goes above and beyond! Check out the crowned winner (above) as well as all the dramatic behind-the-scenes shots after the jump.
If you thought “backstage” at a prison beauty contest would be any different from the catty real-world version, think again.

Bathing suit competition—the bars add a certain grittiness, wouldn’t you say?

“Is that a razor in there, or just a banana clip?”

The evening gown gals are still subjected to guard checks.