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Two Insider Books Take on Beauty Pageants and Figure Skating: The New Memoirs of Dick Button and Kate Shindle

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 02.12.2015 | Books
Hilary Levey Friedman

As the authors detail in their books figure skating and pageantry are at a relative low point in popularity, especially compared to their previous highs of television ratings and press coverage.

People Magazine Sexiest Anchor Helps Kids With Cancer

Tom Murro | Posted 01.26.2015 | New York
Tom Murro

People Magazines Sexiest Anchor Alive of 2014 Mike Woods (better luck next year Greg Kelly) along with Traffic News Hottie Ines Rosales from Fox5NY were on hand to emcee the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Starry Night Soiree at Capitale in NYC Friday night.

Bess Myerson: Beauty Queen, Consumer Protection Pioneer

Sally Greenberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Women
Sally Greenberg

Bess Myerson, a true consumer pioneer and hero, died this week at age 90. She first made her mark as a beauty queen -- she won the Miss America title in 1945 as the first, and so far only, Jewish Miss America -- and later cemented her legacy as a queen of consumer protection.

Why Tom Bergeron Wasn't Invited Back To Host Miss America

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

For one fleeting year, Tom Bergeron helmed the annual Miss America pageant. A massage and an inappropriate offer later, Bergeron found himself out of ...

3 Lessons Email Marketers Can Learn from the Miss America Pageant

Christopher Lester | Posted 12.01.2014 | Small Business
Christopher Lester

For people who think about email marketing all day long, the Miss America stage is kind of like a crowded inbox. Every brand is trying to stand out, get you to admire it, and in the end, win you over.

The Good in the Greek System -- And Why It's Worth Saving

Jordan Jayson | Posted 11.25.2014 | College
Jordan Jayson

I fear that Greek life could become obsolete in my lifetime. Excessive hazing is robbing students of an opportunity to make deep connections that last a lifetime.

Miss America's Are Complex Human Beings: Like Most of Us!

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Elwood D. Watson

Despite wearing a tiara and traveling across the nation for a year promoting their causes, they have emotions like the rest of us. Some are liberal, others are conservative, middle of the road, deeply political, apolitical etc... She should not be expected to harbor a particular ideology or to solely represent just one segment of the population.

Miss America Speaks About Getting Kicked Out Of Sorority

AP | Posted 09.24.2014 | College

NEW YORK (AP) — Miss America Kira Kazantsev said Tuesday that she was removed from her college sorority over a letter that made light of hazing, but...

Report: Miss America Was Kicked Out Of Her Sorority For Hazing

Jezebel | Posted 09.22.2014 | College

On paper, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev reads like a forward-thinking person's dream of what a beauty queen could be. She's a trilingual honors stu...

'How The F**k Is This Still Happening?!?'

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy

If you want to see everything that's wrong with the Miss America pageant summed up as brilliantly as possible, click on the "play" button and let John...

Amanda Terkel

Miss America Comes Under Fire For Interning At Planned Parenthood

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kira Kazantsev has been Miss America for only two days, but she's already taking a stand on issues that don't usually make their way in...

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.

This Is The Pageant You SHOULD Have Watched This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 09.15.2014 | Comedy

Everyone saw the Miss America pageant this weekend and watched a lot of confident, outgoing young women show off their many talents. But you probably ...

The Wrong Way To Talk About Domestic Violence, Presented By The Miss America Pageant

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 09.18.2014 | Women

There are many questions worth asking about domestic violence, something that one in four women and one in seven men will experience in their lifetime...

'Miss America' Gets Creepy

www.vulture.com | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment

The "Miss America" pageant is always full of ridiculous moments, and this year's was brought to us by Miss Ohio Mackenzie Bart, the show’s first ven...

WHOOPS! Huge Mistake On 'Miss America' Broadcast

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.15.2014 | Style

Looks like someone at the "Miss America" pageant is lacking a little sense and sensibility. During Sunday night's broadcast, bits of trivia about e...

Miss America 2015!

AP/HuffPost | Posted 09.18.2014 | Style

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America on Sunday night. This is the third year in a row that the contestant from New York has won. ...

Why Did Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison Wear Her Insulin Pump During Competition?

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact
Jeryl Brunner

This past July, right before she was about to go onstage at the Miss Idaho competition, a contestant named Sierra Sandison, who suffers from diabetes, was nervous and conflicted about wearing her insulin pump in such a public arena.

Miss America Pageant Shaming: A Feminist Trap

Taylor Marsh | Posted 11.14.2014 | Women
Taylor Marsh

There a lot of people, mostly women, many of whom are feminists, willing to opine on the ills of the Miss America Pageant without knowing a thing about the girls who enter them, let alone the money you can make. This is nothing new.

Former Child Beauty Queen: Pageants Helped Me Overcome My Eating Disorder

OWN | Posted 08.21.2014 | OWN

From the time she was 4 years old, Mari Wilensky had been a pageant girl. With her mother's encouragement, the child competed in beauty pageants ar...

Why Vanessa Williams Never Thought She'd Win Miss America

OWN | Posted 07.11.2014 | OWN

Thirty years ago, Vanessa Williams made history as the first African-American woman to be crowned Miss America. In her interview for "Oprah's Master C...

Seeing is Believing: Role Models Inspire Student Achievement

Stephen M. Coan | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
Stephen M. Coan

There she was: Miss America, certainly one of the best-known personalities in the United States, if not the world. Once judged on certain "finishing ...

More Than One Healthy Body: Former Pageant Queens Weigh In

Shannon Oliver | Posted 04.30.2014 | Style
Shannon Oliver

I may have been overjoyed with how amazing my body looked, but I never felt as though I was "living."

Former NBA Star & Miss America support Anti-Bullying Campaign

Darryl Roberts | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Darryl Roberts

Before bullying can be severely curbed, it seems that parents, teachers and students must learn how to recognize it.

Even in the Face of Oppression and Intimidation, Beautiful Things Can Happen: A Q&A With Former Miss Universe Brook Lee

Michael Chang | Posted 11.07.2013 | Celebrity
Michael Chang

The 2013 Miss Universe® pageant is just around the corner (Saturday, November 9th on NBC), and I had the chance to catch up with the winner of the 19...