I am always inspired by the parallels that run between cultures. This article from the Guardian reports the Mayan Queen pageant that, rather than being based on shallow qualities of a beautiful face, are based on inner qualities including leadership qualities and commitment to Mayan values. These are the Real beauty Queens of society. These photos are stunning and I love how real they are. On a shallow note, I am particularly inspired by their dress which has intricate detail and rather outlandish accessories. The Head pieces are beautiful, they look truly adorned with accessories.