Posts tagged "beauty pageants"

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

Girlfriend is lost in translation. …

Lauren Vinopal / September 29, 2015

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 the top seven contestants were asking for their often cringe-worthy opinions on such topics as gun control, the 2016 election and Kim Davis, Miss Georgia…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 14, 2015

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 endure the interview portion of the beauty pageant. This is a fun segment in which a bunch of relatively nervous and very shiny young wome…

Megan Reynolds / July 13, 2015

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 the latest reports coming out of Colombia: a “Little Miss Thong” bikini contest for 6-10 year old girls.

The “Miss Tanguita” pageant (which…

Beejoli Shah / January 15, 2015

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 to help her lose weight for an upcoming competition. When the girl arrived at the hospital with a bloated stomach and severe pain, the nurse…

Claire Hannum / August 22, 2014

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 for only $15 a pop, your toddler can go from “before” to “after” with makeup, stray on tan, smoothed skin, highlights and teeth whitening.

Jessica Wakeman / December 3, 2013

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 Chinese and chemistry, but she also has tattoos — generally a pageant taboo. On Sunday, September 15th, she will become the first Miss America contestant…

Claire Hannum / September 12, 2013

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, a 19-year-old singer who has been competing in pageants for over a decade, is African-American, Latina and a lesbian — and she’s gunning for the…

Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2013

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. And while the competition claims to be much more than beauty pagent, an event that originated 92 years ago, we all know that’s what it… / December 22, 2012

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 diagnosed with autism at age 11.

Alexis spent her childhood learning to cope with with the effects of autism, including having difficulty socializing…

Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2012

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 plus-size pageant. As weirded out as I am about beauty pageants in general, and as much as I wish there didn’t have to be a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 20, 2012

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 contestants will take home the prize for lip synching, but there are a couple funny cameos by the hosts Bravo’s Andy Cohen and E!’s Giuliana…

Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2012

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 that “a dollar makes me holler.” Her mom, Coupon Queen June, keep Alana perpetually doped up on a probably-illegal-in-some-states mix of Mountain Dew and Red…

Julie Gerstein / March 19, 2012

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 all-around very sad story. [TMZ]
Donald Trump has at last announced he won’t be running for president, praise be! “After considerable deliberation and reflection, I…

Jessica Wakeman / May 16, 2011

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 queen. Sandra Dubose-Gibson, 37, lost all her hair at age 25 when she developed alopecia, an autoimmune disease that attacks the hair follicles. Sandra, who…

Jessica Wakeman / March 29, 2011

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 other violations, Ramirez reportedly got too fat from eating tacos.

The Miss Bexar County Organization stripped Ramirez of her crown recently for contract…

Jessica Wakeman / February 25, 2011

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 and is bald; and above, Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady, whose talent was this amazingly bizarre ventriloquism act. Sadly, a blonde robot hailing from Nebraska wo…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 17, 2011

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 do always find the odd girls prettier. But I don’t think I am going to judge anybody on their beauty as much as their intelligence…

Jessica Wakeman / December 14, 2010

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 MissIndiaNZ pageant in Wellington, New Zealand, because she told the New Zealand Herald some “small-minded people” thought she wasn’t “Indian-looking enough to win the pageant.”…

Jessica Wakeman / October 14, 2010

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 stripped days later. The scandal? That she was married and had two children. Well, I never! Actually, the story is pretty juicy—Leona claimed to be…

Kate Torgovnick/ / October 11, 2010
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