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Last Saturday, pageant history was made when 23-year-old Erin O’Flaherty was crowned as Miss Missouri. READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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Most Americans support “yes means yes” campus consent policies. [Huffington Post]
In addition to today’s decision not to hear anti-gay marriage cases from five U.S. states, here are six other Supreme Court equality cases to watch this term. [RH Reality Check]
Charles Clymer, inspiration for the feminist #StopClymer hashtag, was awarded asREAD MORE »


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Given the dismal state of international headlines these past few weeks, the Miss America pageant had a whole host of issues to draw from when putting together the question and answer portion of the competition. The question judge Kathy Ireland asked Miss Florida during the Sunday night competition started off with an impactful topic –… READ MORE »


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This weekend, Kira Kazantsev from New York won the 88th Miss America pageant at Atlantic City, which was inevitably followed by a slew of blog posts viciously skewering Kazantsev and the Miss America pageant in general. Gawker honed in on Kazantsev’s “rhythmless red-cup percussion” rendition of “Happy,” inspired by the movie “Pitch Perfect.” Salon, in an otherwise… READ MORE »


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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev took home the crown at last night’s Miss America pageant. This means we all get a day off work, right? Right?! [AOL]
Meanwhile, Miss Nebraska Megan Swanson accidentally flashed the camera on live TV when she didn’t keep her legs crossed. Whoopsies.  [New York Daily News]
Samira… READ MORE »


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Who could blame you if on Sunday night, after Miss America was crowned, you wanted to quit America for a little bit — or at least Twitter? Nina Davuluri, an aspiring med student, performed a Bollywood dance, charmed the judges’ hearts, and took home the coveted, glitzy Miss America crown. She also poked the bear… READ MORE »


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I didn’t watch the Miss America Pageant last night because “Breaking Bad” was on and DUH. But when I learned that the woman crowned, Miss New York Nina Davuluri, was the first woman of Indian descent to be awarded the crown, I was like, Oh cool. Stupid honor, no doubt, but hey, diversity! Some people who apparently… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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For all the talk about Miss America being a “scholarship program,” we all know that at its essence, it’s still more a beauty contest than anything else. And even though the definition of beauty has evolved in so many ways over the years, some notions of it have not changed. Which is why current Miss District of… READ MORE »


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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 won… READ MORE »


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“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… READ MORE »


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Color me shocked: Joy Behar, the one co-host of “The View” who makes any damn sense, will be judging the 2011 Miss America pageant. Now, if the qualities needed to rate women in bikinis include not being a misogynist and a prescription pill addict, Joy Behar is a vast improvement over last year’s judge, RushREAD MORE »


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Meet Miss New York 2010, Claire Buffie. Like many beauty queens before her, Claire has selected a platform to run her campaign for Miss America on, only she hasn’t selected a topic that’s as palatable as, say, “breast cancer research” or “education.” No, Claire won her state competition — and is competing for Miss… READ MORE »


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Apparently, the world can’t get enough of pint-sized beauty queens and toddlers in tiaras because the Miss America pageant decided to expand its empire to include a clothing line for miniature divas! Where once stage moms dressed their mini-mes in poofy skirts and kitten heels from the local pageant store, now they can put them… 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 »


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Obnoxious quote of the day time! Last week, talk radio host Rush Limbaugh judged the Miss America beauty pageant and this morning, he chatted with “Fox and Friends” about the experience. Interviewer Gretchen Carlson asked the host about critics who have said Limbaugh hasn’t “been a supporter of women in the past.” Limbaugh… READ MORE »