Posts tagged "miss usa"

Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan Did A Decent-ish Job Talking About Race

Last night, in steamy Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a nice girl named Olivia Jordan was crowned Miss USA. Before she got that tiara, however, she and her other contestants had to endure the interview portion of the beauty pageant. This is a fun segment in which a bunch of relatively nervous and very shiny young wome…

Megan Reynolds / July 13, 2015

Donald Trump To Have Loneliest Miss USA Pageant Ever This Year

No one wants to play his reindeer games. …

Robyn Pennacchia / June 25, 2015

Miss USA Transforms Into A Patriotic Robot For The Miss Universe Pageant

You’re probably wondering what you’re looking at right now. This is what Miss USA, Erin Brady, wore for the Miss Universe national costume competition, which took place on Sunday in Moscow. (The actual pageant happens this Saturday.) Since Brady hit the stage as the “Miss USA transformer,” made by Martin Izquierdo, a costume designer for…

Ami Angelowicz / November 6, 2013

Miss Utah Sings The Wage Gap Answer That She Bombed At The Miss USA Pageant

After fumbling her answer at the Miss USA Pageant, Miss Utah Marissa Powell gotten a few chances to redeem herself. Her near-nonsense answer had to do with the gender wage gap, and yesterday, she appeared on “The Today Show” for another chance at answering coherently. However, I find this video much more satisfying: Miss Utah partook…

Mary Odell / June 19, 2013

Miss Utah Gives Lame Answer During Miss USA Pageant

It’s no big secret that the Miss USA Pageant isn’t exactly renowned for the intelligence of the contestants, but honestly there should be a level of acceptable coherence in the question and answer section. Miss Utah Marisa Powell provided the worst answer by far. When asked about the continuing disparity between the amount men and wome…

Mary Odell / June 17, 2013

2nd Contestant Claims Miss USA Was Rigged

A second contestant confirms what Miss Pennsylvania Sheena Monnin first claimed: Miss Florida Karina Brez saw a list of the top five Miss USA finalists hours before the live telecast June 3. “I saw Florida backstage and she was very, very flustered and upset,” the anonymous contestant tells Fox News. “She was able to reveal…

Newser / June 13, 2012

Miss USA Contestant Quits Because Contest Is Rigged — Or Maybe She Doesn’t

Yesterday, Sheena Monnin, Miss Pennsylvania USA 2012, resigned from the Miss USA pageant system, claiming she discovered documents that proved that the Miss USA contest — which aired on June 3 — was actually rigged! Quelle horror! According to Monnin, she quit after a fellow contestant spotted a list that announced the top five contestant…

Julie Gerstein / June 6, 2012

Miss USA Contestants Cover “Call Me Maybe”

“Call Me Maybe” is catchiest damn song of the summer, so it figures the Miss USA pageant did its very own cover. It is safe to say none of the contestants will take home the prize for lip synching, but there are a couple funny cameos by the hosts Bravo’s Andy Cohen and E!’s Giuliana…

Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2012

Morning Quickies: Ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih Arrested For DUI

Former Miss USA Rima Fakih, 26, was arrested this weekend in Highland Park, Michigan, for drunk driving. Rima Fakih tweeted on Saturday “Let’s clear things up now … I’m NOT in Michigan and I’m NOT in Jail! Wrong Fakih!” but the tweet was later removed. Her lawyer has confirmed Rima was busted for a…

Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2011

I’m Ready For A Bald Miss USA

Miss Delaware, Kayla Martell, one of the ladies competing for the Miss America title this week, believes she has a leg up on her fellow competitors … her baldness. Suffering from a rare form of alopecia, Kayla started losing her hair in her early teens. “By the time I was 13, my hair was out…

Ami Angelowicz / January 12, 2011

Decrowned Miss USA Leona Gage Dies At 71

Leona Gage, the OG of beauty pageant scandalites, died this weekend of heart failure. So what’s her story? In 1957, Leona was crowned Miss USA only to have her title stripped days later. The scandal? That she was married and had two children. Well, I never! Actually, the story is pretty juicy—Leona claimed to be…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 11, 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…

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

Miss USA Carrie Prejean Loses Her Crown … Finally

Miss California, Carrie Prejean, has been dethroned for what is being vaguely termed “contract violations”, but what really sounds like a prissy attitude because Prejean refused to make certain appearances. Keith Lewis, a state pageant director said, “It has become abundantly clear that Carrie is unwilling to fulfill her obligations under our contract and work…

Leonora Epstein / June 10, 2009

Is Slut-Shaming Carrie Prejean Really Necessary?

When Carrie Prejean lost last month’s Miss USA pageant because (some think) she opposed gay marriage, after which she did an ad for the National Organization for Marriage, rather than attending to her Miss California “duties,” she made it pretty clear where her loyalty lies. It makes sense strategically — her anti-gay marriage stance ruined…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2009

Miss California Carrie Prejean Exposed

Oh, dear. Miss California Carrie Prejean, who made headlines for her answer to a question about gay marriage at last month’s Miss USA pageant, has more secrets spilling out of her closet. First, it was revealed that the Miss California Organization paid for Prejean to get breast implants prior to the Miss USA pageant. Now,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2009

How To Get Plastic Surgery — For Free!

We’re still reeling from the news that the Miss California Organization paid for contestant Carrie Prejean to get fake ta-tas so she’d have a better chance of winning Miss USA. Tasteless? Yes. Uncommon? Unfortunately, no. We nosed around for other ways to “better” your body without breaking the bank.

Nikki Dowling / May 4, 2009
1