"Zombie Beauty Pageant - Drop. Dead. Gorgeous."
In the future there will be beautiful girls, strong men and...
What could possibly go wrong?
Ex-zhunter Jack Arnold always preferred to interact with zombies through the scope of his R97 Mk. IV sniper rifle, but now—in the bizarro world of 2027—he's interviewing them on zNBC.
Guy's gotta eat, right?
Between the final four beautiful, deadly zGirls and Bug, the unpredictable and menacing zombie pageant security chief, Jack and his old war buddy, Willy, try to navigate the treacherous backstage machinations of greedy corporate execs, sleazy talent agents and desperate has-been movie moguls.
Last man standing might not be a man - or have a pulse.
The world of Zombie Beauty Pageant
The year is 2027, ten years after the Zombie Apocalypse, or Z-Wars as many refer to them now. It was a close call but humanity was able to fight the zombie hordes to a standstill. A vaccine was developed to prevent zombieism from being passed to humans and all humans are required to be inoculated.
The remaining zombies and humans try to coexist as best they can.
In a strange twist of fate, zombies have now become the movie, music, fashion and sex idols of modern culture. Our story takes place in one of the latest manifestations of this craze, "American zGirl", a beauty pageant for zombie women, or “zGirls" as they are popularly called.
A note on zombies in 2027
These are not the stereotypical zombies of our past fictional imaginings, but much like humans they come with varying individual abilities. This range of types has in zombies been simplified by referring to them as "low", "medium" and "high" functioning. Most often this is determined by their ability to speak, but recent research has found this is not an accurate predictor of mental acuity.
Finally, in the peace treaty ending the Z-Wars, there is a strange clause that states:
”Should a human or zombie attempt to pass as a member of the opposing group that entity is declared 'rogue' and forfeits all human or zombie rights."