The Contest is the second episode of the seventh season of Baywatch. It was originally aired on September 30, 1996.

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Episode Information[]

When Mitch judges the Miss Malibu Beach Bikini Contest, his willpower is tested by two beautiful contestants who will do anything to get his vote. Caroline desires a career as an actress, but desires her acting teacher more, complicating her relationship with Logan. After almost losing a victim, Cody designs the “Windjet”, an innovative, new lifesaving boat. Meanwhile Donna is blackmailed by Petra, another of the contestants for a past indiscretion.



Marliece's Cameo in The Contest

Marliece's uncredited appearance

  • It is revealed that Donna participated in Bikini contests under another name prior to her starting as a lifeguard at Baywatch.
  • Former Baywatch regulars Alexandra Paul (Stephanie) and Jaason Simmons (Logan) return to guest star in this episode. Also first appearance of Nancy Valen as Capt. Sam Thomas and Traci Bingham as Jordan Tate.
  • Marliece Andrada makes an uncredited appearance as one of the contestants. Her number is 26.


Season 7 (1996-1997)
Baywatch Season 7

Main Characters:
Mitch BuchannonHobie BuchannonC.J. ParkerCaroline HoldenCody MadisonNeely CapshawNewmie NewmanDonna MarcoJordan TateManny GutierrezSam Thomas

Recurring Characters:
Stephanie HoldenLogan FowlerJim BarnettCrush

Shark FeverThe ContestLiquid AssetsWindsweptScorcherBeach BlastGuess Who’s Coming to DinnerLet the Games BeginBuriedSearch and RescueHeal the BayBachelor of the MonthChance of a LifetimeTalk ShowLife-GuardianMatters of the HeartRendezvousHot WaterTrial by FireBaywatch at Sea WorldGolden GirlsNevermore