Being Beautiful Can Be Deadly: BEAUTY QUEEN MURDERS Premieres May 20 on Investigation Discovery

— April 24, 2014

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TORONTO (April 23, 2014) – They were all so young, so beautiful, and held so much promise – and they were all killed before their time in the spotlight. Beauty pageants are the ultimate fairytale for many young women, but luscious lips and curvaceous hips spell danger for the pageant darlings featured on Investigation Discovery's all-new series BEAUTY QUEEN MURDERS. Premiering Tuesday, May 20 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT, the six-part Investigation Discovery series reveals the not-so-pretty side of the typical pageant queen fantasy. 

A murderer waiting in the wings: BEAUTY QUEEN MURDERS premieres May 20 on Investigation Discovery 

Interwoven with commentary from loved ones and the law enforcement that helped catch the killer, BEAUTY QUEEN MURDERS unveils the chilling stories of the rise and untimely demise of beauty queens.

Highlights from Investigation Discovery’s BEAUTY QUEEN MURDERS include:


Tuesday, May 20 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

The quiet town of Nixa, Missouri is shaken to its core when the local beauty queen and town sweetheart, Jackie Johns goes missing. When the 20-year-old turns up dead in a nearby lake, police are left with a town full of suspects.


Tuesday, May 27 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

After winning the coveted Miss Petit Jean Valley beauty pageant, Nona Dirksmeyer, a 19-year-old rising star from Russellville, Arkansas, sets her sights on the Miss Arkansas title. However, her dreams are tragically cut short by murder.


Tuesday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

Pretty girls in Miami were a dime a dozen in the 1980s, but Elizabeth Kenyon stood out. Her lush brown hair and gorgeous figure earned her titles in multiple beauty pageants and a bright future in modeling. But when the 23-year-old heads out for a photo shoot and never returns, her friends and family fear the worst. When pageant girls start disappearing across the country, investigators are left wondering if there might be a serial killer on the loose targeting beauty queens.


Tuesday, June 10 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT

In Rosamond, California, young Tana Woolley is a desert rose in a barren wasteland. She is the pride and joy of her family, whose tall, elegant stature, and humble charm earns her the title of Miss Rosamond in 1978. But just three weeks after moving into her own apartment, she is found raped and murdered. Woolley's case goes cold for more than 25 years until a determined detective discovers a startling revelation that could solve the case once and for all. 

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