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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...

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...

Queen of the Universe 2012

Brody Brown | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brody Brown

2011-11-23-Screenshot20111123at8.48.29AM.jpg "The pageants help showcase transgender women in general... Not only are we beautiful and talented but we are also human beings more than anything."

The 15 Most Creative States

Patrick Hickman Robertson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Home
Patrick Hickman Robertson

The United States is the most innovative nation on earth, with over 42 per cent (by my estimate) of all significant "firsts" of the modern era, from integrated circuits in silicon chips to condoms.

PHOTOS: Miss World Really Wishes She Could Be A Nun

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 01.07.2012 | Style

England has crowned some new royalty: Miss Venezuela was awarded the title of Miss World 2011 today in London. 22-year-old Ivian Sarcos of Venezuel...

WATCH: 'Toddlers & Tiaras,' 22 Years Later

Posted 11.28.2011 | Comedy

"Toddlers & Tiaras," a TLC reality series that follows the lives of tiny pageant contestants and their parents, is one of the more controversial shows...

Miss Universe 2011 Drama: Did Miss Angola Not Deserve The Win?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.15.2011 | Style

On Monday night, the world was a joyful place full of smiles and rainbows when Leila Lopes, Miss Angola, was crowned Miss Universe 2011 with all the r...

PHOTOS: And Miss Universe 2011 Is...

AP/Huffington Post | Bradley Brooks | Posted 11.13.2011 | Style

SAO PAULO — Newly crowned Miss Universe Leila Lopes hopes her victory will allow her to assist her native Angola further escape its history of war a...

PICS: Miss Universe Hopeful In Trouble For Going Commando

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.07.2011 | Style

It's almost that time of year: Miss Universe time! We know you were waiting with bated breath. 89 beauties from across the globe have arrived ...

WATCH: 3-Year-Old Dresses As 'Pretty Woman' Prostitute

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.04.2011 | Style

Last week, the internet was in an uproar over 4-year-old Maddy's fake breasts and padding for her Dolly Parton costume. Maybe the chattering class...

Glitz and Drama Down Under

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 10.03.2011 | Style
Hilary Levey Friedman

Despite all the brouhaha, an "American-style" child beauty pageant took place over the weekend in Melbourne, Australia. The pageant was not drama-free, but it wasn't the protesters who caused a fuss.

Seven Critical Life Lessons From Toddlers & Tiaras

Tamar Abrams | Posted 09.05.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Some see the show as exploitation of little girls, while others see it as an exposé of moms seeking validation through the beauty of their children.

WATCH: Miss Alabama USA Reunites With Man Who Saved Her Life

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 08.16.2011 | Style

On Thursday morning "Good Morning America" served up some tear-jerking, feel-good TV with the story of the beauty queen who was saved from a fiery car...

Pageant Dads Talk Dark Side Of Unconventional Role (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 08.01.2011 | Style

For years, it's seemingly been the mother's job to prep their little girls for the stage, coaching them to win tiara after tiara in over-the-top child...

The Evolution of American-Style Child Beauty Pageants

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 07.10.2011 | Style
Hilary Levey Friedman

What are the historical roots of "American-style" child beauty pageants? Somewhat ironically, the first event that would evolve into an "American style" child beauty pageant actually started in a Commonwealth country.

Erin Gibson: Why I'll Never Be Miss America

Erin Gibson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Erin Gibson

There are lots of reasons I'll never be Miss America. These are some of them. WATCH: Watch Infomania every Thursday 11/10C on Current TV....

Your Vote in Miss America 90

Sam Haskell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sam Haskell

I have been enchanted by the magic of Miss America for more years than I dare put in writing, and it started way before I married a Miss Mississippi or became Chairman of the Board of the Miss America Organization.

What Do Toddlers & Tiaras and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Have in Common?

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

It's that long stretch between Christmas and New Year's which can mean only one thing - time to watch schlock TV. All the shows I've heard so much abo...

Miss Haiti: Is Having a National Beauty Queen an Accomplishment?

Lilit Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lilit Marcus

While some are hailing Haiti's participation in the Miss Universe pageant as an accomplishment, I can't help but wonder if a beauty queen is really what the country needs right now.

The Miss USA Pageant And The Politics Of Beauty

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

One of the most awesomely fake controversies of the year has got to be the decrying of newly-crowned Miss USA Rima Fakih--the first Muslim-American an...

Author Goes To Romance Novel Convention, Ends Up Mr. Romance Contestant (PHOTOS)

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Shaffer

What happens when an out-of-shape author enters himself in a male modeling contest to be on the cover of a romance novel?

The Miss U.S.A. Pageant -- The Best in Network Broadcasting

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ian Gurvitz

As I watched the Miss U.S.A. pageant, I couldn't help wondering what these girls were thinking. What it about the cash? Was this the crowning achievement in a lifetime of pageants?

Did Katie Couric Fire Walter Cronkite's Voice...Or did the Cronkite family, make his voice "quit" Katie's show?

Stephen Viscusi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen Viscusi

By Stephen Viscusi Although I work on TV now myself, preparing for my own TV show "The Job's Whisperer" I started my career as a headhunter, then ra...