Posts tagged "beauty pageants"

The Frisky Investigates: Hey Miss Italy, Are You Okay?

Girlfriend is lost in translation. …

Lauren Vinopal | September 29, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell Wins Miss America Crown After Saying Tom Brady “Definitely Cheated”

The deciding factor in determining who to crown this year’s Miss America came down to one thing — Tom Brady’s balls. During the interview portion of the pageant, in which…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 14, 2015 - 9:30 am

Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan Did A Decent-ish Job Talking About Race

Last night, in steamy Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a nice girl named Olivia Jordan was crowned Miss USA. Before she got that tiara, however, she and her other contestants had to…

Megan Reynolds | July 13, 2015 - 11:40 am

Colombians Are Outraged Over A Children’s “Miss Tiny Thong” Beauty Pageant

While wet t-shirt contests and dancing for hordes of beer-soaked men usually doesn’t raise an eye when talking about sunny trips to Latin America, local residents are rightly outraged at…

Beejoli Shah | January 15, 2015 - 9:00 am

Pageant Mom Feeds Her Daughter Tapeworms To Slim Her Down For Beauty Pageant

Today in terrifying parenting: on an upcoming episode of “Untold Stories of the ER,” we hear the tale of a Florida pageant mom who fed her teenage daughter tapeworm eggs…

Claire Hannum | August 22, 2014 - 11:41 am

Is Your Toddler Wearing Enough Makeup In Photos?

Oh, hey, I didn’t think you felt uncomfortable enough this morning so I wanted to show you this:  “pageant glitz retouching” for little girls  for beauty pageants. Available on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 3, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Sgt. Theresa Vail Will Be The Miss America Contestant To Bare Tattoos

Sgt. Theresa Vail is quite the unconventional beauty pageant contestant. Miss Kansas is a not only a soldier, an opera singer, an aspiring army dentist and college senior majoring in…

Claire Hannum | September 12, 2013 - 10:40 am

Analouisa Valencia: The Miss South Carolina Pageant’s First Lesbian Beauty Queen

Beauty pageants usually get the sideeye from The Frisky for their perpetuation of tired old beauty standards, so we are delighted to hear about Analouisa Valencia of South Carolina. Valencia,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 8, 2013 - 9:40 am

Miss Universe: Why Do We Still Have Beauty Pageants?

Women have come a long way since the inequality of the 1920s. So, why on earth are beauty pageants still so popular?
Over 5.50 million viewers tuned into Miss Universe Wednesday night. | December 22, 2012 - 11:30 am

Miss Montana Alexis Wineman Could Be The First Miss America With Autism

Meet Alexis Wineman, 2012’s Miss Montana who is headed to the Miss America pageant this January. This year, Alexis will truly be unlike all the other pageant competitors: she was…

Jessica Wakeman | October 8, 2012 - 9:20 am

Meet The Winner Of Israel’s Plus-Size Beauty Pageant

This beautiful woman is 22-year-old Vered Fisher, a member of the intelligence unit of the Israeli army who was crowned “Miss Large” after beating out 15 other contestants in a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 20, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Miss USA Contestants Cover “Call Me Maybe”

“Call Me Maybe” is catchiest damn song of the summer, so it figures the Miss USA pageant did its very own cover. It is safe to say none of the…

Jessica Wakeman | June 4, 2012 - 11:20 am

The Real March Madness: “Toddlers & Tiaras”‘ MaKenzie Vs. Alana

In one corner, there is Alana, the breakout star of this season of “Toddlers and Tiaras.” Alana’s signature phrase is “honey boo boo child,” but she’ll also let you know…

Julie Gerstein | March 19, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Quickies: “Botox Mom” Visited By Child Protect Services & LiLo Hangs Out With Marilyn Manson

“Botox mom” Kerry Campbell, who injects Botox into her eight-year-old daughter Britney’s forehead to help her compete in beauty pageants, had her daughter removed by Child Protective Services. An…

Jessica Wakeman | May 16, 2011 - 7:00 pm

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

Tacos The Downfall Of “Fat” Miss San Antonio Beauty Queen

Beauty pageants are brutal, yo: Pageant officials have stripped Domonique Ramirez, 17, of her Miss San Antonio beauty queen title and handed off the tiara to another girl because, among…

Jessica Wakeman | February 25, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Miss Arkansas’ Ventriloquism Act Isn’t Enough To Win Miss America Title

Saturday night’s Miss America pageant should have come down to three ladies: Miss New York, who was running on a gay rights platform; Miss Delaware, who suffers from alopecia…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | January 17, 2011 - 3:30 pm

Joy Behar Will Judge Miss America Pageant Based On “Intelligence, Talents”

“I realize it is out of character for me to be judging Miss America. But maybe it will make the show more modern or bring it up to date. I…

Jessica Wakeman | December 14, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Blond Beauty Queen Accused Of Not Looking “Indian Enough”

Something else to dislike about beauty pageants: they create expectations about what women from different cultures “should” look like. Spectators booed Kiwi model Jacinta Lal, 21, when she won the…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Decrowned Miss USA Leona Gage Dies At 71

Leona Gage, the OG of beauty pageant scandalites, died this weekend of heart failure. So what’s her story? In 1957, Leona was crowned Miss USA only to have her title…

Kate Torgovnick/ | October 11, 2010 - 2:50 pm
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