Posts tagged "pageants"

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 answer portion of the competition. The question judge Kathy Ireland asked Miss Florida during the Sunday night competition started off with an impactful topic –…

Claire Hannum / September 16, 2014

France Wants To Ban “Hypersexual” Kid Beauty Pageants

In what the non-tiara-wearing crowd would call a pretty awesome move, France’s Senate has voted to ban child beauty pageants. Under the measure, which must still be approved by the lower house of parliament, organizing such competitions is prohibited, and anyone who enters a child under the age of 16 in a beauty contest would…

Newser / September 18, 2013

Eden Wood, Age 6, Retires From Pageant Circuit

Most of us were busy solidifying our personalities when we were six, not solidifying our plans for retirement from pageantry. At age six, “Toddlers and Tiaras’” Eden Wood has eclipsed spray tans and flippers. The little diva feels that her 300 wins on the circuit are enough to launch her into superstardom. She’…

Ami Angelowicz / July 15, 2011

Move Over Girlies, Boys Are Taking Over The Pageant Scene

There’s some new pageant competition in town: boys! Over the past five years, the number of tap-dancin’, lip-gloss wearin’, catwalk-workin’ lil’ dudes has doubled. Nearly 10 percent of beauty pageant contestants are male. Yeah, break that glass ceiling, kiddies! While normally, I’d probs take this opportunity to make a few jabs at the whole…

Simcha / November 19, 2010

Quickies!: Twilight Lawsuit Rumors Are Likely False

The rumors that Twilight author Stephenie Meyer is being sued by a former college roommate for plagiarism are untrue. There are at least five reasons that make these rumors suspect. [Twilight Lexicon]
Miss California may have given what Perez Hilton called the “worst answer in pageant history,” but what about Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton,…

Annika Harris / April 20, 2009