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The View's Nurse Diss Ends Up Costing It Money

Johnson & Johnson, Eggland's Best didn't appreciate co-hosts' comments

(Newser) - One advertiser on The View has "paused" its ads and another has yanked them entirely after controversial remarks about a Miss America contestant made by co-hosts Joy Behar and Michelle Collins, CNNMoney reports. Johnson & Johnson and Eggland's Best reacted to Monday's segment about Miss Colorado Kelley... More »

The View Disses Nurses, One Responds Perfectly

Hosts mocked Miss Colorado's monologue describing life as a nurse

(Newser) - Miss Georgia's singing talent may have helped her win the Miss America crown , but it was Miss Colorado who made waves with her monologue about being a nurse. Kelley Johnson, who ended as second runner-up, appeared on stage in nurse's scrubs and spoke about caring for Alzheimer's... More »

Vanessa Williams Finally Gets Miss America Apology

Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell crowned winner after Tom Brady question

(Newser) - Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell grabbed the crown at last night's Miss America competition, but it was Vanessa Williams who stole most of the spotlight, reports the Washington Post . The singer and actress first rose to fame as the first African-American Miss America in 1983, but was forced out when... More »

Miss America Later Caught in Scandals Dead at 90

Bess Myerson was Jewish, popular, and political

(Newser) - Bess Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America and a New York political force until a series of scandals dubbed the "Bess Mess" forced her into obscurity, has died. She was 90. Myerson died Dec. 14 at her home in Santa Monica, Calif, officials say. The Bronx-born Myerson was hailed... More »

Source: Sorority Expelled Miss America for Hazing

Kira Kazantsev says she was wrongly accused

(Newser) - Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of the Alpha Phi sorority at Hofstra University last year, and it wasn't for banging plastic cups around , a source tells Jezebel . According to the source, the future Miss America and a friend were expelled from the sorority for hazing pledges, who were "... More »

New Miss America's Talent Involves Red Plastic Cup

Kira Kazantsev wins after non-traditional talent performance

(Newser) - Miss New York Kira Kazantsev didn't exactly showcase a traditional talent last night in Atlantic City—but she was still crowned Miss America, despite what the AP calls a social media "furor" over her performance. Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' hit "Happy" ... while sitting on the floor banging... More »

'Too Old' Beauty Queen Sues Miss America Pageant

Longacre seeks $500K, return of Miss Delaware crown

(Newser) - The 24-year-old beauty queen stripped of her Miss Delaware title for being too old is suing national and local pageant organizers to get her crown back. Amanda Longacre will still be 24 when the Miss America pageant is held in September, but she turns 25 the next month and says... More »

At 24, Miss Delaware Is Too Old, Say Officials

Amanda Longacre stripped of crown over age mistake

(Newser) - Yet another beauty pageant scandal: Less than two weeks after Amanda Longacre was crowned Miss Delaware, she's been stripped of the title because pageant officials say she's too old. Longacre is 24, and will still be 24 when the Miss America pageant is held in September—and she... More »

5 Beauty Pageant Scandals

Miss USA Nia Sanchez is the latest to mess up

(Newser) - Miss USA doesn't know the capital of her own state —and some are claiming that's because Nia Sanchez didn't actually live in Nevada before being crowned Miss Nevada. Fox News rounds up more beauty pageant scandals:
  • In 2006, Miss USA Tara Connor was revealed to be
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Miss America: Don't Suspend Guy Who Asked Me to Prom

She says she's flattered but she can't make it

(Newser) - Miss America won't be going to the prom with the Pennsylvania high school student who asked her to be his date—but she wants the school to reconsider its decision to suspend him for asking . "I was flattered by the gesture although I am unfortunately unable to attend... More »

School Suspends Teen for Asking Miss America to Prom

Nina Davuluri spoke at his high school

(Newser) - A high school senior's stunt to land a prom date has earned him three days' suspension instead, reports AP . That's because the would-be date just happened to be Miss America Nina Davuluri , who spoke at Pennsylvania's Central York High School. In a question-and-answer session that followed her... More »

Miss America Crowned, Hit With Racist Tweets

Nina Davuluri is first winner of Indian heritage

(Newser) - For the first time, we have a Miss America of Indian descent. "I'm so happy this organization has embraced diversity," said Nina Davuluri in a press conference after winning last night. "I'm thankful there are children watching at home who can finally relate to a... More »

Miss NY Calls Miss America 'Fat As..."

Nina Davuluri's alleged remarks revealed

(Newser) - Drama alert: A new Miss America will be crowned Sunday ... and Miss New York allegedly thinks it's about time. Sources tell the New York Post that Nina Davuluri was recorded as calling current Miss America Mallory Hagan "fat as [bleep]." It allegedly happened back on July 16,... More »

Miss America Contestant: A Sergeant With Tattoos

Theresa Vail won't be covering up at this weekend's pageant

(Newser) - The Miss America pageant runs this weekend, and it's already drawing more attention than usual for three good reasons: Theresa Vail and her two tattoos. Vail, otherwise known as Miss Kansas, will be putting both tattoos on display in the bikini contest, proudly. One is a military insignia—she'... More »

Here She Is, Miss America...

Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan wins beauty pageant

(Newser) - Miss New York tap-danced her way through a James Brown classic on her way to grabbing the Miss America crown last night. Mallory Hytes Hagan is a 23-year-old Brooklynite who the AP notes "deftly" answered a question about gun control, and will make her platform child sexual abuse, an... More »

New Miss America: Miss Wisconsin

Opera-singing Laura Kaeppeler nabs 2012 crown

(Newser) - Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler sang opera, wise-cracked, spoke candidly about being the child of a convict, and refused to get drawn into politics en route to grabbing the 2012 Miss America crown last night. Kaeppeler, when asked if beauty queens should bare their politics, responded: "Miss America represents everyone,... More »

Miss America's WikiLeaks Answer Made No Sense

Teresa Scanlan gave a 'rambling,' somewhat incoherent response

(Newser) - By now you’ve probably heard of Teresa Scanlan, the 17-year-old Nebraskan who was crowned Miss America on Saturday. But you may not have heard that Scanlan's answer during the question category is one for the books . When asked about WikiLeaks—how to balance government security with the people’s... More »

Just 17, Nebraskan Wins Miss America

Teresa Scanlan takes the crown

(Newser) - There she is, Miss America: Teresa Scanlan can't legally vote, the AP notes, but the 17-year-old Nebraskan won enough to take the crown home to the Cornhusker state for the first time. "I want to be there making sure that I stand up for what's right, stand up for... More »

The Beauty Pageant Is Dead

Miss Universe is all business, no fun

(Newser) - Beauty pageants used to be “a hoot and a holler and a half,” but last night’s Miss Universe competition hailed their death. “Even as a gay man, I couldn't find joy or fun in last night's monument to wax figurines and Donald Trump,” writes Louis... More »

Miss Va. Is New Miss America

Caressa Cameron won her state's pageant on fourth try

(Newser) - A 22-year-old Virginia woman who said she once thought her only talent was singing is the nation's newest Miss America. Caressa Cameron, the first black Miss America since 2005, is a broadcast journalism student at Virginia Commonwealth University with an eye on a master's degree and becoming a news anchor.... More »

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