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Meet Miss Missouri: The First Openly Gay Woman Competing For Miss America

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

Bronwyn Isaac |

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

The Majority Of Americans Support Enthusiastic Consent Policies

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…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Miss America Pageant Has Platform To Educate On Domestic Violence, Chooses Victim-Blaming Instead

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…

Claire Hannum |

The Soapbox: I’m A Feminist Who Loves Miss America And That’s OK

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…

EJ Dickson |

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev Crowned Miss America

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,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Miss America Nina Davuluri: Too Indian For America, Too Dark For India?

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

Racists Are Upset That The Newly Crowned Miss America Is Of Indian Descent

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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…

Claire Hannum |

Miss America Contestant Says She’ll Get A Double Mastectomy Even If She Wins

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…

The Stir |

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

Joy Behar To Judge The 2011 Miss America Pageant

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

Miss New York Wins Crown With Gay Rights Platform

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Barf: Dress Your Little Beauty Queen In Miss America-Approved Attire!

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…

Bianca Posterli |

Today’s Lady News: Miss America Is Homeless!

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

Rush Limbaugh Loves The Women’s Movement, Especially Walking Behind It

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”

Jessica Wakeman |