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A belt and shoes sits in a tray in the screening area at the Los Angeles International Airport in this Jan. 10, 2007 photo. (AP Photo/Ann Johansson)
Barefoot passengers wait to retreive their shoes while going through the Transportation Security Administration security checkpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in this August 3, 2011 photo in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser)
They traveled from across the continent. Each one was primped and pampered to look its best, and by Saturday, they were ready to claw their way up the ranks in the cattiest competition Akron has held in over 15 years.