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Beauty Pageants

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.

WATCH: Pageant Contestant Blows Us Away With Insane Beatboxing Skills

Posted 08.15.2012 | Style

When it comes to the talent portion of beauty pageants, the typical menu of items includes singing, dancing, playing a musical instrument and the occa...

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...

Beauty Queen's Strange Move After Win (VIDEO)

Posted 07.19.2012 | Teen

This year, we saw Tebow show up as a cardboard-cutout date for prom and we heard about a high school senior get in trouble for Tebowing his way across...

Why More Beauty Queens Are Running For Political Office

Slate | Posted 06.26.2012 | Women

"Do you think Miss America should be free to declare her political affiliation?" This was the question posed to Miss Wisconsin during the final int...

Bald Beauty Queen Wins Miss Alaska

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 08.21.2012 | Style

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Just three months ago, Debbe Ebben had no hair. On Saturday night, she was crowned Miss Alaska. Ebben shaved her head in March t...

Why Miss USA Is Still Around

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women

The Internet [told] me the Miss USA pageant [would] be on TV on Sunday. Why do we still bother with something as old-fashioned and culturally irreleva...

'Why Should I Be Happy About Being A Grandmother?!'

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Today, for millions of women who are reaching that stage of life, is about more than just vanity. It raises other complicated feelings less common among women from previous generations. For better or for worse, grandmas are just not what they used to be.

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Damitri'ana Wears 'African' National Costume

Posted 05.17.2012 | TV

On "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) Wednesday night the contestants faced-off in the "America's Genuine Jewel" pageant. The theme was "...

Moms vs. Judges On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 05.03.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) the tots were competing at the StoryBook pageant. However, off-stage the scenes...

PHOTOS: The First 'Miss Black France' Is Crowned

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.30.2012 | Black Voices

France has a new queen--beauty queen that is. Mbathio Beye has been crowned the first "Miss Black France" But there was a lot of hoopla surrounding...

What Happened When This Beauty Queen Revealed Her Marital Status

AP | Posted 04.26.2012 | Weddings

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The woman recently named Miss Dominican Republic will have to relinquish her crown because she is married, organi...

'My Mom Is Just So Jealous' On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 04.26.2012 | TV

Regular viewers of "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) have grown accustomed to the questionable parenting decisions, tantrums and controvers...

Wannabe Pole Dancer On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 04.19.2012 | TV

Wednesday night's episode of “Toddlers & Tiaras” (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) featured the little girls competing for the title at the “Beautiful Me...

Burning Eyes With Dye On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 04.12.2012 | TV

Most adult women don't dye their eyelashes, but one mom did just that to her young pageant daughter on "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC). I...

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

HLN TV | Anna Lanfreschi | Posted 04.04.2012 | Gay Voices

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

Transvestites in the Animal Kingdom?

Carin Bondar | Posted 05.29.2012 | Science
Carin Bondar

Transvestites in the Animal Kingdom are actually very common. Males appear as females and females appear as males for diverse reasons in diverse animal groups.

'Toddlers & Tiaras' Star Lands Logo Reality Show

Posted 03.15.2012 | TV

Eden Wood, the seven-year-old girl who had the pageant world petrified with her undefeated abilities to "rock the stage," is now getting even more tim...

Ill. Woman Competes In Beauty Pageant To Fight Stigma Of Mental Illness

Lemont Patch | Posted 03.01.2012 | Impact

When Lemont resident Tammy Timm competed last year in the Mrs. Illinois America pageant, everything had to be perfect—the dress, the hair and even h...

Kelly Cutrone's View Of Toddlers And Tiaras (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

Kelly Cutrone delivers her no-nonsense view on the TLC show "Toddlers And Tiaras" Click here to purchase Kelly's books, Normal Gets You Nowhere and I...

Bigger Is Better In Brazilian Beauty Pageant

Posted 02.03.2012 | World

As of January 30, Barbara Monteiro can proudly call herself this year's Miss Brazil Plus Size. Miss Brazil Plus Size is a beauty pageant that only...

WATCH: 'Miss Bala' Gives Tense Look At Border Violence

AP | By CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 01.19.2012 | Latino Voices

-- Gerardo Naranjo may have made the least-glamorous movie ever about a pageant queen with "Miss Bala." And that's what makes it so beautiful. With ...

What "Toddlers & Tiaras" Got Wrong

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 12.29.2011 | TV

While many youngsters are getting into sports like soccer or gymnastics, Shian Ingram is participating in another type of extracurricular activity. ...

Torrann Channels Prince On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 02.27.2012 | TV

Confidence is one of the most important aspects of any performance, and it's just as important on "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on TLC). Whil...

Racial Discrimination At Mrs World Pageant? (POLL)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Black Voices

It just got ugly for the Mrs. World beauty pageant, thanks to Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses, Mrs. Botswana, who claims the annual competition is guilty of r...