ORLANDO, Fla. – (December 10, 2017) – They believed they embodied one of America’s original Hollywood bombshells. On Saturday, one 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 the 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! set a new Guinness World Record for the most expensive dress sold at auction when they acquired the dress from Julien’s Auctions for a staggering $4.8 million.
Nine contestants felt they had what it took to look like Marilyn, walk like Marilyn, talk like Marilyn and sing like Marilyn. But in the end, only one was deemed supreme. Bebe Caliberr walks away with $500 cash, lifetime passes to Ripley Entertainment attractions, $100 worth of Ripley’s merchandise and a two-night stay in Clearwater Beach. First runner-up, Emily Gorsuch, won $100 cash and a two-night stay in Daytona Beach. Danielle DeVille was the second runner-up, winning $50 cash plus a Ripley’s merchandise basket. Follow this link to find more pictures and b-roll of the contest; we have also provided interviews with the winner and judges.
There is still time to visit the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium to see the iconic Marilyn Monroe dress. It will be on display until the beginning of January.
The Odditorium is located at 8201 International Drive. Hours are 9:00 a.m. until midnight every day. For more information visit: ripleys.com/orlando
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About Ripley Entertainment
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 11 countries each year. In addition to its 30 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada.