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Who Took Home The Title Of Miss Universe?

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 01.30.2017 | Style

MANILA (Reuters) - A dental student from Paris was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, becoming the second Frenchwoman to win the title in the pageant’...

Finding Pageant Fashions for Your Child: Stress-Free Shopping

Carol Ruth Weber | Posted 01.02.2017 | Style
Carol Ruth Weber

When a parent has a child that wants to participate in beauty pageants, it can be both a joyous and stressful event. It is a happy and fun occasion to...

Glamorous Older Gals Will Make America Great Again

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 12.16.2016 | Politics
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

Co-Authored by Ellen Offner, Principal, Offner Consulting, LLC, health care strategy and program development. We never should've given the women th...

This Somali-American Teen Is Shaking Up The Miss Minnesota USA Pageant

The Huffington Post | Zahara Hill | Posted 11.18.2016 | Religion

Somali-American Halima Aden is competing for the title of Miss Minnesota USA and she’s hoping to diversify the archetypal image of beauty pageant co...

Inauguration Of 4 Day Festival In Los Angeles Celebrates Trans Community Through Film And Beauty; Sparks Interest From City Officials And Celebrities

Alexa Corazón | Posted 10.26.2016 | Los Angeles
Alexa Corazón

An eclectic selection of the best new shorts along with rare gems that reflect the trans experience through film are expected to be showcased in the city of West Hollywood.

Beauty Pageant Contestant Quits After Being Fat-Shamed, Told To Skip Meals

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women

Miss Iceland 2015 Arna Ýr Jónsdóttir was entered in a Las Vegas beauty pageant and subsequently quit after being told by the owner that she should ...

Inauguration of 4 day Festival In Los Angeles Celebrates Trans Community Through Film and Beauty; Sparks Interest From City Officials and Celebrities

Alexa Corazón | Posted 10.19.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexa Corazón

October 20th 2016 marks the official induction of the 1st Annual Trans Nation Festival, co-hosted by Amazon Prime. This 4 day celebration runs October...

Donald Trump Proves Why Pageants Should Not Involve Bathing Suits

Kayla Behbahani, D.O. | Posted 10.04.2016 | Women
Kayla Behbahani, D.O.

Why a swimsuit competition was ever necessary to fund a scholar is beyond me, but it continued because of tradition; the Miss America pageant began in 1921 as a bathing beauty competition to extend the tourist season on the shores of Atlantic City, after all. But at some point, it becomes time for tradition to give way to evolution.

There She Is... Miss America

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.12.2016 | Style

(Reuters) - Savvy Shields, a college student from Arkansas, won the annual Miss America pageant on Sunday after impressing judges with a jazz dance ro...

Black '70s Pageant Queens Paved The Way For New Beauty Standards

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 08.24.2016 | Arts

On the sheeny face of it, the entire beauty pageant industry could be categorized as “bad for women.” Participants’ success is determined by how...

Burning Bridges To Achieve Success As A Model

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 08.15.2016 | Women
Brown Girl Magazine

By Sheena Pradhan Working at a restaurant has been making me depressed, but I tried to focus on the job at hand to get through the day. As I got bett...

Trading Pointe Shoes For A Crown

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 08.11.2016 | Arts
Ashleigh Rolle

Tucked away on the small island of Grand Bahama, preparing for the biggest stage of her life is Chivvaun Smith, a young woman who once held the same idealistic gleam in her eye.

Who You Gonna Call?

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 06.28.2016 | Entertainment
Phyllis Sudman

In a couple of weeks, the Ghostbusters Reboot will hit the theaters. The original was a classic. I was fourteen when it was released back in 1984. I c...

A Christian Arab Just Won Israel's Transgender Beauty Pageant

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.31.2016 | Religion

Israel's first transgender beauty pageant, won by a Christian Arab on Friday, brought together contestants from the Holy Land's main faiths in an unco...

Senior Pageant Queens Show The True Beauty That Comes With Age

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 04.07.2016 | Fifty

For the older ladies of Ms. Senior Arizona, pageants are about so much more than just a silly tiara. For the last 27 years, the state pageant has been...

Immigration, Ambition, Identity Shape Film Miss India America

Jim Luce | Posted 03.25.2016 | Entertainment
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Jim Luce

It should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the culture of South Asian immigrants that both ambition and identity do a similar dance, often with greater intensity, and is among the latest variations on a familiar American story.

How I Got There: Angel Blue

Lan Anh Vu | Posted 01.30.2017 | Entertainment
Lan Anh Vu

Angel Blue is an American soprano singer, Miss Hollywood 2005, and BBC presenter of the BBC Proms and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition....

What It's Really Like to Win a Beauty Pageant

Quora | Posted 01.27.2017 | Style

This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Yo...

Top 10 Sexist Media Moments of 2015

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 12.29.2016 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

Women's achievements are constantly overlooked by mainstream media. We're usually much more updated on the happenings of celebrities.

What I Learned From Miss New Jersey USA

Ed Tseng | Posted 12.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Ed Tseng

I love spending time with peak performers from elite athletes to successful business leaders, top students, musicians, and models. One of the first th...

Miss Thailand Aniporn Chalermburanawong To Wear Rickshaw Costume In Pageant

Associated Press | David Moye | Posted 10.09.2015 | Weird News

BANGKOK (AP) — The smoke-belching, ear-splitting, undisciplined rickshaws known as tuk-tuks are part of the chaos on Bangkok's clogged streets. Soo...

Young Medical Student, Fashion Model and Former Beauty Queen Opens Up On Cancer and Adoption

Shanay Thompson | Posted 09.08.2016 | Black Voices
Shanay Thompson

It has been three years since my diagnosis out of college and I am happy to be in remission today, living my twenties to the fullest. In honor of Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, here is my personal open letter to my future adopted child:

Ashley Callingbull Is The First Native Mrs. Universe

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.31.2015 | Politics

Ashley Callingbull, a 25-year-old from the Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta, Canada, on Saturday became the first native woman and the first Canadian to e...

You Know What's Worse For Women Than Donald Trump? Other Judgmental Women

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 08.18.2016 | Women
Kiara Imani Williams

I am so tired of the constant "slut-shaming" and female bashing I see all over social media. It's like feminism now requires all women to take on this responsibility of making sure every woman across the globe approves of her actions.

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.