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Boys In Beauty Pageants Are Creepy, Too

Say the word “beauty pageants” and the first image that pops into most people’s heads is a little girl dolled up in gobs of whore paint, Jon Benet Ramsey-style. The last image to boot up in your mental file? A little boy.

Jessica Wakeman / June 25, 2010

Is Doug Reinhardt A Beauty Queen Junkie?

Doug Reinhardt has traded in one beauty queen for another. “The Hills” actor was dating the newly crowned Miss USA, Rima Fakih, but apparently he wanted an … upgrade? The dude is now seeing former Miss World, Lane Lindell. The couple met at a pool party and have been hanging out ever since. Lane i…

Nikki Dowling / June 3, 2010

Tripping Won’t Cost You The Miss USA Crown

For all those aspiring beauty pageant hopefuls out there, here’s glimmer of hope. Though, generally, poise and grace are keys to winning the crown, the latest Miss USA wasn’t exactly full of balance and stability this weekend at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Rima Fakih, a 24-year-old Lebanese immigrant, took the stage in a…

Bianca Posterli / May 17, 2010

Miss USA Rima Fakih: 10 Things To Know

Two things happened to Rima Fakih yesterday. She nearly went splat after tripping over the long train of her wedding-like gown. And more importantly, the Miss Michigan USA pageant queen was crowned Miss USA. Rima, who was born in Lebanon and moved to the U.S. as a baby, said she knew she’d be crowned the…

Annika Harris / May 17, 2010

Miss USA Contestants Strip Down For Photos. Cue The Controversy.

Conveniently just in time for the live webcast of the Miss USA pageant tomorrow night, there’s a BIG CONTROVERSY stirring up lots of press for the event. (And since I know it’s hard to keep your pageants straight, this is not Miss America. This is the pageant that brought us Carrie Prejean, the one…

Quotable: “Meatball” Is The Fairest Bulldog In All The Land

“For me, the bulldog is the ugliest thing I can put my hands on. He’s got to have bloodshot eyes. The right kind of bloodshot eyes, like on a Friday night after you’ve been out socializing. He’s got to have that drooling look on his face, and then a little slobber coming down. That i…

Erin Flaherty / April 20, 2010

Frisky Rant: The One Thing Ivanka Trump Has To Do To Be Taken Seriously

It’s no secret that I have a rather low threshold for Rich Kids, especially Celebrity Rich Kids, who don’t get their elbows particularly dirty building up their resumes like the rest of us. A few months ago, I wrote a post grousing about how Ivanka Trump wrote a business advice book called The Trump Card

Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2010

A Closer Look At The Miss Tiger Woods Mistress Pageant

It’s official. Jamie Jungers is the fairest mistress of them all. Yesterday morning, Howard Stern got together Jungers along with Loredana Jolie and Jaimee Grubs for the Tiger Woods Mistress Pageant, where the women answered questions in bikinis, naturally. (A fourth mistress was supposed to show, but backed out last minute. I’m guessing Cory Rist?)…

A Tiger Woods Mistress Beauty Pageant?

I’m kind of shocked it took someone 40 days to come up with this idea. Howard Stern is attempting to stage a beauty pageant for the assorted mistresses and flings of Tiger Woods. And he’s putting his money where his mouth is, offering up a $100K prize for the winner. None of the ladies have…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / January 5, 2010

Miss Gay Brazil Gets Her Wig Snatched

Oh, no she di’-n’t! After being crowned Miss Gay Brazil 2009, Ava Simões got her wig snatched clean off her head by a fellow PO’d contestant! And her tiara, too! Talk about a sore drag queen loser. If that had happened to me, I know I would’ve cut a fellow contestant. You do not

Susannah Breslin / November 19, 2009

Miss Universe Threesome Sex Tape Leaked

Another day, another beauty pageant sex scandal. And no, this post amazingly has nothing to do with Carrie Prejean, who evidently has eight sex tapes, or Kari Ann Peniche, of Eric Dane/Rebecca Gayheart fame. (Is it just a coincidence that they have the same name spelled differently?) This time around it’s Anya Ayoung-Chee, Miss Trinidad/Tobago…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 18, 2009

High Glitz Or Child Tragedy?

The coffee table book High Glitz would seriously freak out anyone who sat down on my couch. The collection of images shows beauty queen toddlers posing for the child pageant sub-genre called Glitz. These tots get glamour makeup, front teeth veneers, and couture costumes before being photographed. It speaks from an era I hoped didn’t…

Jessica Goldberg / November 4, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Crowned A Miss America Pageant Judge

Miss America loves inviting random people to judge over their annual grossfest pageant. But the judging panel for the 2010 pageant will include perhaps the most random person ever—Rush Limbaugh. Yes, the king of conservative talk radio. Because it won’t be creepy at all to have a 58-year-old dude gawking at and then giving score…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 12, 2009

The Condom Olympics Are A Stretch For Miss Universe

And we thought Heidi Montag’s performance and all the plastic surgery at the Miss Universe pageant was scandalous? Check out this video of Miss Australia blowing up a condom to the point where it burst. The backstory: a few days before the pageant, the Miss Universe Organization held a “Condom Olympics” in conjunction with…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 8, 2009

The Bizarre World Of Venezuelan Beauty Pageants

When Miss Venezuela Stefania Fernandez, 18, was crowned Miss Universe, she got so excited she could barely keep the crown on her head. It’s the second year in a row that a Venezuelan has won the tiara, and the sixth win since the pageant began. So why all the wins? Because in Venezuela,…

Nikki Dowling / August 24, 2009

Black People Like To Tan Too!

How narrow-minded of Jezebel to question why a black pageant contestant would need a spray tan! Sure, Victoria’s mother on “Toddlers & Tiarasis feeding into the overly-primped beauty ideal that is plaguing child beauty pageants, but to assume that she was overdoing the pageant preparation because she was tanning her already brow…

Annika Harris / August 17, 2009

Sure, Baby Beauty Pageants Are Lame, But Are They Child Abuse?

Former beauty pageant star Brooke Breedwell (um, yes, that’s her real name) has spoken out about her pageant past. You may recognize her from this disturbing documentary, “Painted Babies.” Today, she doesn’t look back on her participation fondly. Now a sophomore in college, Breedwell claims that her mother not only pushed her too…

Erin Flaherty / August 13, 2009

Here She Comes, Miss Russian Prisoner 2009

Not only are we wondering whether boys should compete in beauty pageants, we’re questioning whether prisoners strutting their stuff for the judges is the best way to “rehabilitate” those behind bars. Whatever your take on it, jail-bird beauty queens aren’t a new entry into the world of bizarro pageants—but one Russian women’s prison “biker chic”…

Nina Carbone / August 11, 2009

Should Boys Compete In Beauty Pageants?

Are boys becoming girls? They’re already getting mani/pedis and are competing in glitzy beauty pageants. It seems a new generation of boys is being raised to obsess about their looks like their female counterparts. This video, from season one of TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras,” features Heather Hughes, mom of Hayden and Maverick. I…

Annika Harris / August 11, 2009

Miss Plastic Hungary Pageant Seeks “Body Work” Contestants

“Ever had plastic surgery to become beautiful? Are you proud of your body? Would you like to put yourself to the test?” These are all questions most beauty queens would be too embarrassed to answer, but one Hungarian company isn’t afraid to ask. The website MissPlasticHungary.hu is seeking contestants for what it says is the…

Annika Harris / July 22, 2009