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Beauty Pageant

This Bottom Came Out On Top At Miss Bumbum Brazil Pageant

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 11.12.2016 | Weird News

Brazil’s top bottoms were front and center in Sao Paulo this week in the annual Miss Bumbum Pageant. The cheeky contest, now in its sixth year, awar...

Donald Trump's Creepy Stewardship Of The Miss Teen USA Pageant

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics

While running the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant, Donald Trump reportedly walked in on contestants as they changed in their dressing room, multiple cont...

Brazil Crowns The First Black Miss Brazil In 30 Years

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 10.13.2016 | Black Voices

Beauty queen Raissa Santana is proof that #BlackGirlMagic is global. Over the weekend, Santana became the first black woman to be crowned “Miss Braz...

First Position: Getting to Center Stage

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 09.16.2016 | Entertainment
Ashleigh Rolle

"My name is Chivvaun and I'm so excited to share a little bit of what I know with you today." This is how Chivvaun begins her free dance clinic. All twelve girls have trickled into the dance studio one by one donning their leotards and dance shoes, an apprehensive look in their eyes. They've never been to a dance workshop before and they're not too sure what to expect.

Miss USA Contestant Responds Perfectly To Interview Flop

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.06.2016 | Latino Voices

She may not know about the economy, but Miss USA contestant Nadia Mejia does know how to laugh about it. After botching a pageant interview question o...

Ashley Graham Rules Miss USA With A Plunging Gown And A Message

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Style

Ashley Graham's confidence, beauty and self-love advocacy has landed her spots on runways, on magazine covers and in our hearts. Sunday night, she too...

Model Inmates Compete For Title Of Prison Beauty Queen

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.26.2015 | Weird News

A woman serving a 39 year sentence for robbery has been crowned the beauty queen of one of Brazil's toughest prison for females. Michelle Neri Rangel,...

Plus-Size Model Wins Beauty Pageant That Celebrates Curves

Janice Celeste | Posted 10.21.2016 | Women
Janice Celeste

"Don't wait to lose weight or until your life is just perfect to make changes. Pursue your dreams right now."

Why I Lost 70 Pounds to Become a Beauty Queen Grandma

Janice Celeste | Posted 08.13.2016 | Fifty
Janice Celeste

Over the years, I lost myself in being a mom and a wife, and I just couldn't seem to lose weight. Being overweight and finding myself on daily blood pressure medication wasn't enough to get off my butt to get serious about weight loss. Pageantry became my carrot on a stick.

Priscilla Frank

Step Inside The World Of A Muslim Beauty Pageant

HuffingtonPost.com | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts

Yes, there are a lot of differences separating Miss Muslimah, a Muslim beauty pageant in Yogakarta, Indonesia, from those broadcast across the Western...

Miss Universe: A Perennial Win for Diversity

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 03.21.2015 | Entertainment
Jimmy Nguyen

After the uproar over the lack of diversity in this year's Academy Awards nominations, it's good to know there is one upcoming television special that will showcase diverse faces: the Miss Universe pageant.

LOOK: Transgender Contestants Compete For Title Of Miss International Queen

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Miss International Queen, an annual pageant in Thailand that provides a platform for transgender women to compete for a title has declared a new winne...

Is the Miss America Pageant Proto-Feminist?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

There's nothing wrong with fighting for a cause and looking good while doing it, if looking good happens to be your thing. And there are, after all, worse things in the world than wanting some world peace.

Is Miss Uzbekistan Actually A Beauty Queen Imposter?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.16.2013 | Style

The first-ever Miss Uzbekistan is one of 110 pageant queen hopefuls in the 63rd Miss World Competition. The only problem? Apparently, nobody in Uzbeki...

Which Post 50 Celebrities Were Beauty Queens?

Posted 01.11.2013 | Fifty

If you tune into the 92nd Miss America pageant this Saturday, make sure you take the contestants and their talents seriously –- you could be looking...

LOOK: Brazil's Transgender Beauty Queens

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"This contest is key for the visibility of us. We transgender woman suffer a lot from prejudice and discrimination, whether we are pretty or not, rich...

Beauty Pageants Helped Me Recover From My Eating Disorder

Salon | Posted 10.19.2012 | Women

Kirsten Haglund was thrust into the spotlight when she won the 2008 Miss America crown in front of more than 19 million viewers. But before she ever b...

Pleasantries and Pageantry

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 10.17.2012 | College
Sofiya Ballin

When I would tell people I was in a pageant, their knee-jerk reaction was to laugh and keep laughing until they realized I was serious.

Kenya Moore Gives Beauty Pageants A Facelift With 'Miss More' 2012

Posted 08.14.2012 | Black Voices

Beauty pageants have a pretty bad rep. Up until 1970 some beauty pageants refused to allow women of color to vie for the crown. Even Miss Black F...

PHOTOS: Israel Stages Annual Plus-Size Beauty Pageant

Posted 06.20.2012 | Style

The most recent Miss USA pageant was a sea of staggeringly thin bodies, rock-hard abs and child-size derrieres as far as the eye could see. But there...

Miss Hooker Beauty Pageant: Naked Facts About Women and Equality

Charlotte Laws | Posted 06.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Charlotte Laws

Politics is where the power is, so if women desire that power, why does testosterone consume the room when it is time to affect change?

Beauty Queens Weigh In: Does Jenna Talackova Have A Shot At The Miss Universe Canada Crown?

HLN TV | Anna Lanfreschi | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Jenna Talackova still hasn’t announced whether or not she will compete in the Miss Universe pageant. The transgendered Canadian contestant was in...

Miss Universe 2011′s Most Bizarre National Costumes (PHOTOS)

Time.com | David Moye | Posted 11.12.2011 | Weird News

One of the highlights of the Miss Universe Pageant is when the contestants wear their national costume. However, it's a safe bet that none of these...

WATCH: Brazil Contest Honors 'Most Handsome' Grandfather

Posted 10.12.2011 | World

"They want to see people who are dynamic...who are good speakers who also have good looks and a young soul...how is able to somehow pass this energy t...

Ben Muessig

PHOTOS: Miss Cicciona Pageant 2011 And Other Plus-Sized Beauty Pageant

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Muessig | Posted 09.27.2011 | Weird News

Beauty comes in all sizes. And so do beauty pageants. For more than two decades, the groundbreaking Miss Cicciona pageant has turned heads in Italy...