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Why STEM Matters

Crystal Lee | Posted 06.24.2014 | Education
Crystal Lee

As Miss California, I have one year to use the crown to promote my platform, and so far I've spent the last eight months of my reign visiting schools, holding workshops, and tutoring girls in the STEM fields.

PHOTOS: Meet The New Miss California!

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 07.02.2012 | Los Angeles

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting Miss California! Leah Cecil, a 22-year-old Orange County native who already held the title of Miss Southern Califo...

First Openly Gay Woman Competes for Miss California

Jenn Kennedy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jenn Kennedy

Mollie Thomas' announcement of her intention to run for Miss California in this weekend's pageant stirs a very sacred pot. Pageants are typically reserved for the proper, the straight, and the narrow. She is anything but.

An Edgy Editorial With Miss California Contestant

Assignment Fashion | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

From Assignment Fashion: Photographer: Marta Bevacqua from Rome Model:  Ayden Vargas Miss California contestant 2012 Courtesy photo...

Regarding Miss California, At Least Anita Bryant Could Sing

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Rowe

Carrie Prejean has become a sort of anti-Susan Boyle. It isn't just that she's a bigot, per se. There is no shortage of bigots. They just usually don't wear tiaras.

Rima, Carrie and Donald: Feminist Liberators

Ruth Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ruth Fowler

They spend hours getting coiffed and air-brushed, they pose in teeny bikinis and evening gowns which resemble Manhattan stripper wear (I should know),...

Empowering Youth One 'Step' At a Time

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

When it comes to saving our youth, one of the best ways our society can do this is by providing extracurricular activities for our children outside of the school environment.

Carrie Prejean Sex Tape Seen By Her Mom | Posted Nov 8th 2009 2:00AM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Carrie Prejean wasn't the only member of her family who got a peak at Carrie's solo sex tape -- TMZ has learned her MOM was in the room when the Miss ...

Miss California To Carrie Prejean: Give Us The Boob Job Money Back | Posted Oct 19th 2009 6:51PM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Officials from the Miss California pageant are sending a message to Carrie Prejean -- three can play that game! The production company that runs th...

"Beauty Is Only Skin Deep": A Very Pretty Playlist for Carrie Prejean

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Seeing Ms. Prejean attempt to manhandle the "media" or Larry King the other night reminded me of a lesson I learned long, long ago.

If Carrie Prejean Can't Handle Larry King, it's Time to Start Debating Toddlers

Steve Marmel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Marmel

It seems to me that Carrie Prejean is still living in a world where her looks are powerful enough to help her dodge real questions and be treated like a real pundit.

Carrie Prejean Discusses Her Sex Tape

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

It's being reported that former Miss California Carrie Prejean has settled her lawsuit without pocketing any of the over $1 million dollars she had requested. The reason? Sex tape.

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Osborne

I have decided to coin a phrase: Palin-Bachmann Syndrome™, defined as the psychological imbalance produced by a toxic mix of right-wing identity politics and diva training.

Carrie Prejean Claims She Was Pressured To Get Boob Job, Is Pals With Sarah Palin

Huffington Post | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

In her new book, "Still Standing," former Miss California Carrie Prejean claims that she was forced to get breast implants after being felt up by a pa...

Carrie Prejean SEX TAPE Triggered Settlement | Posted Nov 4th 2009 12:18PM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Carrie Prejean demanded more than a million dollars during her settlement negotiations with Miss California USA Pageant officials -- that is, until th...

Looking Back on the Year of the Woman

Meredith C. Carroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Meredith C. Carroll

Time magazine had several contenders for its annual Person of the Year issue, including Timothy Geithner, Stanley McChrystal, Usain Bolt and, of cours...

Carrie Prejean Threatens To Walk Off Larry King (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Carrie Prejean threatened to walk off Larry King Live Tuesday night, in the middle of her interview with Larry King. Prejean's threats came after Ki...

Will NOM's Maggie Gallagher Fire Carrie Prejean?

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

Dear Maggie: I was shocked and dismayed to hear yesterday that your lead spokeswoman has starred in a sex video. Are you going to fire Carrie Prejean? Donald Trump did.

Carrie Prejean: Miss California Gives Rambling Speech, Starts Crying At "Values Voters Summit" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Carrie Prejean, formerly Miss California before being stripped of her crown for failing to meet pageant commitments, continues to be a darling among c...

Carrie Prejean Storms Off Own Sex Tape; Calls Vibrator's Behavior 'Inappropriate'

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

One day after clashing with CNN host Larry King, former Miss California Carrie Prejean showed another flash of anger today, storming off the set of her own sex tape.

Carrie Prejean's Vibrator Signs Book Deal

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

The book, tentatively titled Still Buzzing, will offer what the publisher called a "vibrator's eye view" of the scandals and controversies that have dogged Ms. Prejean.

Carrie Prejean Drops Lawsuit, But Breasts Say They Will 'Continue to Fight'

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Ms. Prejean's defiant hooters held a press conference in Sacramento this morning to lay out their legal strategy and to refute the way they have been characterized in the media.

Bill Maher: God Gave Miss California An Eternal Soul, I Gave Her Those Hooters (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night, Bill Maher lampooned Miss California (Carrie Prejean) for espousing faith in god then asking a man of science to improve her cans. Of cour...

Olbermann Explores "The Revenge Of Carrie Prejean" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Carrie Prejean, formerly Miss California, is suing pageant officials for libel, slander and religious discrimination after she was stripped of her cro...

Rachel Maddow & Guest Make Fun Of Miss California's Book Deal

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Kent Jones, Rachel Maddow's connection to the world of entertainment, joined the host on her MSNBC show last night to discuss the momentous news that ...