Posts tagged "beauty pageant"

The Civil Rights Act Now Covers Protections For Transgender Individuals

The Justice Department is now interpreting the Civil Rights Act to include protections for transgender people. (The Grio)
The Miss World Pageant is no longer including the bikini…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 20, 2014 - 3:20 pm

The Soapbox: I’m A Feminist Who Loves Miss America And That’s OK

This weekend, Kira Kazantsev from New York won the 88th Miss America pageant at Atlantic City, which was inevitably followed by a slew of blog posts viciously skewering Kazantsev and the…

EJ Dickson | September 16, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev Crowned Miss America

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev took home the crown at last night’s Miss America pageant. This means we all get a day off work, right? Right?! [AOL]

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2014 - 11:10 am

Racists Are Upset That The Newly Crowned Miss America Is Of Indian Descent

I didn’t watch the Miss America Pageant last night because “Breaking Bad” was on and DUH. But when I learned that the woman crowned, Miss New York Nina Davuluri, was the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 16, 2013 - 9:20 am

Miss Utah Sings The Wage Gap Answer That She Bombed At The Miss USA Pageant

After fumbling her answer at the Miss USA Pageant, Miss Utah Marissa Powell gotten a few chances to redeem herself. Her near-nonsense answer had to do with the gender wage…

Mary Odell | June 19, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Miss Utah Gets Another Chance To Answer The Gender Wage Gap Question

After her total fail of a response at the Miss USA pageant when asked about the gender wage gap, Miss Utah Marissa Powell tried to redeem herself with a more…

Daley Quinn | June 18, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Check Out “There She Is,” A Documentary About Plus-Size Beauty Queens

What better way to celebrate the beginning of Full Figured Fashion Week (and cleanse your palette after Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant ridiculousness) than with a documentary about plus-size beauty…

Jessica Wakeman | June 18, 2013 - 9:20 am

Miss Utah Gives Lame Answer During Miss USA Pageant

It’s no big secret that the Miss USA Pageant isn’t exactly renowned for the intelligence of the contestants, but honestly there should be a level of acceptable coherence in the…

Mary Odell | June 17, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Does Miss New Jersey Have Some Crazy Front Butt Or What?

Miss New Jersey, a competitor in Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant, is a beautiful woman, that’s pretty obvious. But even so, the one thing that’s most noticeable to us is…

Julie Gerstein | June 17, 2013 - 11:40 am

No More Bikinis For Miss World?

A collective groan from adolescent males can be heard ‘round the globe! The Miss World beauty pageant announced yesterday that there will be no bikinis worn in their 2013 pageant…

Alyson Penn | June 7, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Mom Enters Fetus In A Beauty Pageant

It’s never too early to start prepping your child to be a beauty queen. At least, that’s what mom-to-be Jenny Oliver thinks. At seven months pregnant, she’s already entered her…

Ami Angelowicz | May 16, 2013 - 9:20 am

The Miss International Queen Competition Is A Beauty Pageant Unlike Any Other

This past week, a beauty pageant of an entirely different kind took place in Thailand. The Miss International Queen Pageant is a transgender and transsexual beauty pageant where contestants must

Julie Gerstein | November 5, 2012 - 2:00 pm

This Is A Real Thing: The Miss Holocaust Survivor Pageant

Well, this sounds rather strange: Promoters in Israel organized a “Miss Holocaust Survivor” pageant. Three hundred women from across the country signed up to compete, and 14 finalists were chosen.

Julie Gerstein | July 2, 2012 - 9:40 am

Miss USA Contestant Quits Because Contest Is Rigged — Or Maybe She Doesn’t

Yesterday, Sheena Monnin, Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012, resigned from the Miss USA pageant system, claiming she discovered documents that proved that the Miss USA contest — which aired on June…

Julie Gerstein | June 6, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Canada’s Miss Universe Contestant Banned — For Being Born A Boy

Jenna Talackova is a 23-year-old, blonde-haired, blue-eyed Miss Canada pageant queen, who’s probably not much different than her fellow pageant competitors — except that that she was born a boy.

Julie Gerstein | March 26, 2012 - 10:40 am

Morning Quickies: Ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih Arrested For DUI

Former Miss USA Rima Fakih, 26, was arrested this weekend in Highland Park, Michigan, for drunk driving. Rima Fakih tweeted on Saturday “Let’s clear things up now … I’m…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2011 - 9:40 am

Halloween Inspiration Board: MaKenzie From “Toddlers & Tiaras”

“Toddlers & Tiaras” is one of our favorite trainwreck shows to watch and in the last year the TLC kiddle pageant reality show has become rather controversial. Tots dressed as…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 26, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Muslim Beauty Pageant Contestant Katya Koren Stoned To Death

Katya Koren, a 19-year-old contestant in the Miss Ukraine beauty pageant, was found stoned to death in a forest this week. Police are not clear on who killed her, but…

Jessica Wakeman | June 2, 2011 - 10:20 am

Miss Turkey Shills For Carl’s Jr.’s Turkey Burger

Among what I’m sure are the many honors of Miss Turkey Gizem Memiç, the face of Carl’s Jr.’s turkey burger is surely on top. In Carl’s Jr.’s latest commercial,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 5, 2011 - 10:40 am

North Carolina Crowns A Bald Beauty Queen

I love it when a beauty pageant doesn’t push a tired, old beauty standard! This weekend, the 2011 Mrs. Black North Carolina pageant crowned the state’s very first bald beauty

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2011 - 4:20 pm