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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

Czech Beauty Queens Spanked After Sexy Handcuff Photos Surface

Okay, false advertising. No actual Czech beauty queens actually get spanked in this story. But the lovely ladies in the Miss Czech 2011 pageant were sternly warned they could be…

Jessica Wakeman | March 6, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Beauty Pageant Drama Used To Be A Lot More Feisty

These days, the most exciting thing to happen at a beauty pageant is someone saying Americans cannot find the United States on a map “because they don’t have

Jessica Wakeman | November 22, 2010 - 4:40 pm

These Pregnant Women Sure Look Fat In A Bikini Contest

I’m the last person to say a new mama can’t be sexy. But this bikini contest for pregnant women is bizarro. Moms-to-be don’t need to pop every which…

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Miss New York Wins Crown With Gay Rights Platform

Meet Miss New York 2010, Claire Buffie. Like many beauty queens before her, Claire has selected a platform to run her campaign for Miss America on, only she hasn’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 2, 2010 - 4:50 pm