beauty queens

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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… READ MORE »


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Okay, false advertising. No actual Czech beauty queens actually get spanked in this story. But the lovely ladies in the Miss Czech 2011 pageant were sternly warned they could be disqualified after photos appeared of them playing with sex toys, including handcuffs. Kinky Czech beauty queens are just about the only beauty queens I can… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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Before this weekend, perhaps only Miss Universe Pageant fans or sports fans in Mexico had heard of Ines Sainz. But today, we know her as a beautiful sports reporter who was sexually harassed by members and staff of the New York Jets football team. Or wasn’t sexually harassed at all. Or is skeptical about whether… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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The cable channel TLC has announced its three-year contract to air the Miss America beauty pageant is complete and there won’t be a renewal. Could it be that beauty pageants are finally no longer relevant? [Variety]
Warning, people who live in Bristol, Tennessee: some random person might walk up to you on the street… READ MORE »


Celebs

Watch your tiara, Carrie Prejean: the search for America’s Next Top Homophobic Beauty Queen just got a new contestant! Miss Beverly Hills 2010 Lauren Ashley, 23, recently told Fox News that she believes God wants gays and lesbians to be “put to death.” … READ MORE »


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Solange Magnano, a former Miss Argentina, died days after having a gluteoplasty in Buenos Aires. The 38-year-old, who was the mother of twins, spent three days in critical condition after having surgery last Thursday before succumbing to a pulmonary embolism on Sunday. The liquid injected into her buttocks had entered her lungs and… READ MORE »


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Carrie Prejean’s book, Still Standing: The Untold Story of My Fight Against Gossip, Hate, and Political Attacks, debuted Nov. 9 —and wouldn’t you know it, that night the former Miss California was on TV discussing her sex tape. Coincidence???

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Another week, another Carrie Prejean eyeroll-worthy drama. The latest dirt? Our beloved ex-Miss California still owes $5,200 for a boob job paid for by pageant organizer K2 Productions, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday. K2 said it foot the bill for plastic surgery at Prejean’s behest, so she could “be more competitive” in the 2009… 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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Just when that whole Carrie-fake-boob-I-dislike-gays chatter has died down, there’s new (disturbing) news out of pageant land: Two men are being charged with kicking the crap out of a gay beauty pageant judge. Beyond-just-pissed that he didn’t win the pageant, contestant Leroy Tinch, 28, of Evanston, Illinois, allegedly sought revenge with his buddy Anthony Johnson,… READ MORE »


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There’s a new queen in England, and she’s got more poise than Her Majesty and more cleavage than Elton John. It’s 17-year-old, size 16 beauty queen Chloe Marshall! She’ll be strutting her stuff in the Miss England Pageant in July, but she’s already become a media darling. “What I am promoting is a healthy girl… READ MORE »