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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 »

Trump Weeds Out Ugly Girls

Yes, the Donald has a special rule for it and everything

(Newser) - In her new book, Carrie Prejean claims Donald Trump weeds less-than-attractive girls out of the Miss USA pageant, and TMZ says she’s right. In an audio tape from the 2009 pre-show screening, the Donald executes “The Trump Rule,” which declares that almost half of the women who... More »

Fighting Illness, Student Crowned Miss America

(Newser) - Katie Stam of Indiana was crowned Miss America last night, fighting off a throat infection, laryngitis, and 51 other contestants to win the 88-year-old pageant, the AP reports. The 22-year-old University of Indianapolis student drew loud applause for her rendition of "Via Dolorosa" during the talent portion of the... More »

Miss Michigan Wins Tiara in Made-Over Pageant

Kirsten Haglund nabs 2008 Miss America crown

(Newser) - Another year, another Miss America—it was Miss Michigan Kirsten Haglund doing the delighted gasping as she donned her crown yesterday—and this time the pageant itself had a makeover. The 87-year-old competition is going for a hip new look and feel, adding doses of blue jeans and reality TV... More »

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