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…

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… | 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
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