Beauty queens are not known for being an especially diverse group in the size department. Whether their skin is alabaster white or coffee brown, usually they’ve got legs up to here and weigh 120 lbs. soaking wet.
But for the past 21 years, Italy has crowned a different sort of beauty queen: Miss Chubby. Yes, the country that invented Sophia Loren (and spaghetti bolognese and cannoli) acknowledges that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. Keep reading »
Say the word “beauty pageants”
and the first image that pops into most people’s heads is a little girl dolled up in gobs of whore paint, Jon Benet Ramsey-style. The last image to boot up in your mental file? A little boy.
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Doug Reinhardt has traded in one beauty queen for another. “The Hills” actor was dating the newly crowned Miss USA, Rima Fakih, but apparently he wanted an … upgrade? The dude is now seeing former Miss World, Lane Lindell. The couple met at a pool party and have been hanging out ever since. Lane is not only pretty, she’s actually going to college, and she and Doug have been seen together all over Hollywood. Tonight, they’ll be attending an L.A. Lakers game. “Lane’s face lights up when she talks to him,” said a source. “They just get along so well.”
This is cute and all but, seriously, what’s up with Reinhardt and girls who are only famous because they’re rich or pretty or both? That didn’t work out so well with Paris Hilton, so why continue the pattern? [Radar Online] Keep reading »
For all those aspiring beauty pageant hopefuls out there, here’s glimmer of hope. Though, generally, poise and grace are keys to winning the crown, the latest Miss USA wasn’t exactly full of balance and stability this weekend at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Rima Fakih, a 24-year-old Lebanese immigrant, took the stage in a white gown as Miss Michigan, and while showing off her evening wear, she almost tripped on her train. Now, that small error could have majorly altered the final results of just who would go on to win the entire show, but not this time. Despite her close call with the train, judges found Rima to be the most beautiful, most elegant, and most well-spoken of the contestants, and they named her the newest Miss USA. Just like models, beauty contestants prove they’re real people with their balance issues. [Daily Mail]
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Two things happened to Rima Fakih yesterday. She nearly went splat after tripping over the long train of her wedding-like gown. And more importantly, the Miss Michigan USA pageant queen was crowned Miss USA. Rima, who was born in Lebanon and moved to the U.S. as a baby, said she knew she’d be crowned the winner when she saw Donald Trump‘s expression. “That’s the same look that he gives them when he says, ‘You’re hired,’ on ‘The Apprentice,’ she said. Rima will go on to represent the U.S. in the 2010 Miss Universe pageant. She also will receive a New York apartment for one year, an undisclosed salary, and various beauty, health, and professional services. After the jump, find out more about Rima, including the surprising talent that helped her win another kind of contest. Keep reading »
Conveniently just in time for the live webcast of the Miss USA pageant
tomorrow night, there’s a BIG CONTROVERSY stirring up lots of press for the event. (And since I know it’s hard to keep your pageants straight, this is not Miss America. This is
the pageant that brought us Carrie Prejean
, the one which Donald Trump
owns, which sends its winner to Miss Universe, and which was featured in that MTV reality series “Pageant Place.”) A few days ago, Miss USA unveiled its promo photos, showing the contestants in racy lingerie, posing on beds in all sorts of suggestive ways. Apparently, some of the women were not OK with the shoot. Because everyone loves a good beauty pageant scandal
, right? Keep reading »