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Miss America's Courage

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

While I'm generally not a fan of beauty pageants, the recently crowned Miss America 2012 showed guts and character in her choice of cause: supporting and mentoring the children of incarcerated parents.

How 'The Bachelor' And 'Miss America' Were Almost The Same

Xochitl Gonzalez | Posted 03.18.2012 | Weddings
Xochitl Gonzalez

The pageant girls all openly acknowledge that they want to win a crown and title, while "The Bachelor" contestants have deluded themselves into all thinking that they are in love with a virtual stranger

And The Winner Of Miss America Is...

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.15.2012 | Style

Text By OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press LAS VEGAS -- The nation's newest Miss America is a 23-year-old Wisconsin brunette who had long conversations...

Miss America: 91 Years of Advocating for Education and Funding the Dreams of America's Young Women

Sam Haskell | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Sam Haskell

Tomorrow night live on ABC, we will mark the 91st anniversary of an American icon as we continue our beloved tradition of crowning the next Miss America. At the risk of sounding like a diplomat, all of our contestants are winners. Here's why.

PHOTOS: What Miss America Does...With Duct Tape

The Huffington Post | Kaitlyn Davis | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

It turns out that we have something in common with 2011 Miss America winner Teresa Scanlan. She's obsessed with using duct tape...for crafts and acces...

'Jake Cruise' Revealed As Miss America Preliminary Sponsor

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Known for its wholesome, female-centric image, the Miss America pageant is now at the center of a media frenzy after one of the main sponsors for the ...

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...

PHOTOS: Beauty Queen Talks About 110-Pound Weight Loss

The Huffington Post | Hilary Moss | Posted 09.05.2011 | Style

Newly-crowned Miss South Carolina Bree Boyce is already on a mission, The State reports. The 22-year-old dropped 110 pounds over the course of two...

Kick A! Ditch Your Type-A Personality for a Life You Might Actually Enjoy

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 08.23.2011 | Comedy
Sarah O'Leary

It's not always easy to turn a blind eye to others over achievements. Let's take, for example, the dreaded Christmas letter.

Miss USA Was One Of Two Contestants Who Believe In Evolution

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion

Out of all the contestants in last night's Miss USA pageant, only two affirmed they thought evolution should be taught in schools. The winner, 21-y...

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.

A Trailblazing, Feminist Beauty Queen

Hilary Levey Friedman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hilary Levey Friedman

Last week women around the world observed the 100th celebration of International Women's Day. One woman not discussed was Jean Bartel, Miss America 1943, who passed away on Sunday night.

Miss South Dakota: 'Distracted Driving Kills'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Every Miss America contestant chooses a platform issue. While other beauty queens may try to tackle tough social problems like world hunger or poverty...

Miss America Nicole Johnson: Changing The Landscape Of Chronic Illness

Riva Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Riva Greenberg

I first met Nicole last year when she was the key speaker at Diabetes Sisters' "Weekend for Women." I was then, and continue to be, impressed by her passion for better serving people with chronic illness.

Miss America Shares Beauty Secrets

StyleList.com | Grace Gold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

"Too many people use age as an excuse for why they're not responsible for themselves, or why they can't do certain things. They say, 'Oh, I'm too youn...

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....

WATCH: Miss Arkansas' Amazing Ventriloquism Yodeling Act

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady fulfilled all of our Miss America Pageant dreams on Saturday night by performing a ventriloquism act during the talent portio...

PHOTOS: New Miss America!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Text By OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press LAS VEGAS - A 17-year-old from Nebraska became the youngest winner of the Miss America crown in 90 years on ...

Miss America Pageant 2011 Live Blog

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

As you prepare to watch the television event of the season, how will you make sense of all the intense competition, sparkly dresses and complicated interview questions? The Unofficial Miss America Live Blog will guide you through.

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.

WATCH: Could This Be The First Bald Miss America?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Miss Delaware Kayla Martell will bring three suitcases full of costumes, gowns...and wigs to next week's Miss America pageant. The 22-year-old suffers...

I Understand Shirley Sherrod

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

Something is fundamentally rotten in our political culture -- where groups seeking political advantage can so easily make victims of innocents and cowards will let good people pay a price rather than defend their rights to a fair hearing.

Miss America Caressa Cameron: No Reason A Lesbian Shouldn't Wear The Crown

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It took Caressa Cameron four tries to become Miss Virginia, but once she nailed the state title last year, it's easy to see how she went on to capture...

Diabetes Health: Nicole Johnson, Former Miss America, Kicks Off Diabetes Sister's 1st "Weekend For Women"

Riva Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Riva Greenberg

It became evident Ms. Johnson sees diabetes as a blessing. As she said, "Although I'd love to get rid of this disease, I wouldn't trade it for the world because of the perspective it gives me."

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?