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Barbara Dex Award

The Barbara Dex Award is an annually awarded, fan-voted accolade for the “worst dressed” artist(s) in the Eurovision Song Contest.
It was named after Belgian singer Barbara Dex, who represented Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 wearing a self-made, semi-transparent dress
It was created by Edwin van Thillo and Rob Paardekam, the founders of Dutch Eurovision fansite The House of Eurovision, in 1997.

Since 2017 the organization of the Barbara Dex Award is done by:


In 1993, Barbara Dex represented Belgium. She was famous, not only for her song, but especially for the dress she wore.

Dutch commenter Willem van Beusekom about the dress: “Barbara is studying at the fashion academy, but one can see clearly that she didn’t finish her study yet”


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