Happy Birthday, Mr. President…

    On May 19, 1962, Marilyn Monroe made history when she famously sang “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy for his 45th birthday at Madison Square Garden in a stunning, provocative flesh-colored gown.

    On November 17, 2016, 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.

    Add in auction fees, and the dress cost over $5 million, making it the most expensive dress in the world!


Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is hosting a Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Contest on December 9, 2017! Winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Contestants will be judged basted on attire, presentation, personality, and audience response. Contestants will be required to perform a runway walk, sing or lip sync a Marilyn Monroe song, and participate in a Q&A. Show starts at 6pm – Contestants must arrive by 5:30 to check-in. Contestants must arrive dressed in character, but there is limited space available if the contestant needs to touch up make-up or dress prior to the show.


  • Grand Prize

    A cash prize of $500
    Lifetime passes to Ripley Entertainment Attractions
    $100 of Ripley’s Merchandise
    Two-night stay at Holiday Inn and Suites Clearwater Beach

  • Second Place

    A cash prize of $100
    Two-night stay Oceanside Inn-Daytona Beach

  • Third Place

    A cash prize of $50
    Ripley’s Merchandise Basket

To enter the contest, please complete the form below:

Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Contest
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*Movies will be shown outdoors, weather permitting.

December 2nd @ 7pm: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
December 9th @ 8pm: Some Like It Hot
December 16th @ 7pm: Seven-year Itch