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Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Orlando hosts Marilyn Monroe themed events Dec. 2-16

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is celebrating Marilyn Monroe with a contest, meet-and-greet, and free movies.

Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Orlando recently put the “world’s most expensive dress” on display, and the International Drive attraction will continue to honor the woman who wore it with Marilyn Monroe themed events on Dec. 2-16, 2017.

After debuting their display of Marilyn Monroe’s $5 million sequined dress on Nov. 9, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Orlando has announced a series of events inspired by the iconic actress for the month of December, before the temporary exhibit departs.

On Dec. 2, you can meet Heather Chaney, an award-winning Marilyn Monroe Impersonator, at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Orlando. She will available for a meet-and-greet and posing for photo ops between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Dec. 2 is also the start of Ripley’s free Marilyn Monroe movie series. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will be screened on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., followed by Some Like It Hot on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m., and The Seven-year Itch on Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. All movies will be shown outdoors, weather permitting.

On Dec. 9, 2017, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando is hosting a Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Contest, which is open to anyone who would like to participate. The grand prize includes $500 cash, lifetime passes to Ripley Entertainment Attractions, $100 of Ripley’s Merchandise, and a two-night stay at Holiday Inn and Suites Clearwater Beach. There is no cost to enter, and the contest will be outdoors and free to view for the public. Contestants will be required to perform a runway walk, sing or lip sync a Marilyn Monroe song, and participate in a Q&A. The contest starts at 6 p.m., and contestants must arrive in costume and makeup by 5:30 to check-in. Fill out the form on this webpage to register.

For more about Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando!, visit their website, watch these videos:

Photo Finds: Inside Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium - Feb. 5 2013
Ripley's unveils artwork made entirely of sugar at Orlando Odditorium

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