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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,… READ MORE »


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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 brown… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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” READ MORE »


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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. In… READ MORE »


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“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… READ MORE »


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American beauty pageants are all about the long legs, shiny teeth and not saying anything too dense when asked, “How would you make the world a better place?” But at the Miss Beautiful Morals pageant in Saudi Arabia, there’s no swimsuit competition.

Instead, in that deeply Islamic country where women are covered from… READ MORE »


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Barbie just can’t seem to get a break, despite celebrating her 50th birthday this month. A West Virginia lawmaker, Democrat Jeff Eldridge, has proposed the Ban Barbie Bill because he believes dolls like this place too much importance on physical beauty, and not enough on intellectual and emotional development. “I just hate the image that… READ MORE »


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There’s speculation that Holly Madison will replace Jewel, who has been struggling with tendinitis, on “Dancing with the Stars.” Despite being Hef’s number one chick for awhile, Holly doesn’t look rhythmic. [Us Weekly]
Couples who use a DVR to record TV shows are happier than those who don’t. They don’t fight over what show to… READ MORE »


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A lot has gone on behind the closed doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., including a few love affairs and sex scandals. Check out how our presidents’ secret love lives shaped our values regarding sex and relationships as a nation. Just a heads up, the article doesn’t mention James Buchanan’s suspected homosexuality. [Your Tango]
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Thanks to our girls at Lemondrop for calling our attention to this awesomely hysterical video montage of pageant mothers made by Rich at FourFour. If you only have a few seconds, skip ahead to 2:28. If you have hours to screw around, head on over to YouTube and watch the entirety of the… READ MORE »


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Jennifer Hudson will sing the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday. [Pop Eater]
Rumor has it, Cher is in talks to play Catwoman. Check out our list of who should don the leather and claws. [Popbytes]
A British hemophiliac, who contracted HIV in the 1980s, was not told by doctors of… READ MORE »


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Next month, the first beauty pageant for nuns will debut. Anointing a Miss Sister Italy “will be a way to show there isn’t just the beauty we see on television but also a more discrete charm,” said priest Antonio Rungi. “Nuns are a bit excluded, they are a bit marginalized in ecclesiastical life.” But don’t… READ MORE »


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Please, oh please, don’t let “mancation” become a word that people actually use. [Out.com]
Meet Miss Landmine! [Perez Hilton]
Em & Lo ask, “Do you Google your dates?” Umm, maybe? [Daily Bedpost]
Shine debuts the kind of column that rocks our world: Heavy Petting, devoted to all things cute! [Shine]
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