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Senior Pageant Queens Prove Beauty Has No Expiration Date

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 07.13.2015 | Fifty

A far cry from the stereotypically cut-throat and ruthless beauty pageants you've heard about, Ms. Senior America is more about working what you'...

Listen To Miss America Meets 'The Birdcage' On CD For The First Time

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices

The first cast recording of the Drama Desk-nominated musical billed as “Miss America meets ‘The Birdcage’” hits stores June 22 after two succe...

Men in Big Wigs

Steven Suskin | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Pageant -- the 1991 off-Broadway hit about a beauty contest, with the six contestants played by male actors in dresses and wigs -- was a clever, rowdy, dazzlingly funny and quirky musical. In revival 23 years later, Pageant is quirky and intermittently funny; the rest of the allure has gone the way of vanishing cream.

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...

The First Asian American Miss America Responds to the Hate

Noel Alumit | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Noel Alumit

It is a small sorority of women who can call themselves Miss America. It gets even smaller when you consider how many women of color have won. This week, the sisterhood of Asian Miss Americas has grown to two.

Live From Boardwalk Hall: Miss America!

Susan Kraus | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Susan Kraus

It was a visual picnic just standing in the security lines outside Boardwalk Hall. Svelte long-legged 20-somethings posed in short-short-short dresses in tight-tight-tight glittery material and high-high-high heels.

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.

It's the 85th Anniversary of Yosemite's Bracebridge Dinner

Terry Gardner | Posted 02.20.2012 | Home
Terry Gardner

Several guests told me that they had attended Bracebridge more than once. Now that there are eight performances, there is no longer a need to issue tickets on a lottery basis.

African Reign

Clarissa Burt | Posted 11.14.2011 | Impact
Clarissa Burt

At the Miss Universe pageant, Africa was represented beautifully by all of its delegates. These women displayed confidence, poise and grace. Each woman should be so proud of the job they did representing their respective countries.

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...

PHOTOS: 18-Year-Old American Wins Miss World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Text by The Associated Press: The newest Miss World is from the United States. Alexandria Mills, a soft-spoken 18-year-old, was named the winner...

Julia Lira, Child Carnival Queen, Cries During First Samba Parade In Rio

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) RIO DE JANEIRO - She was cheered by legions of Carnival fans, but 7-year-old Julia Lira, the youngest drum corps queen in memory at Rio's lavish ...

Miss Texas USA: What Really Happens at Pageants

Krystle Russin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Krystle Russin

Miss USA and Miss Universe are "no talent required" competitions -- quite obvious if you ever meet any of the talentless, brainless contestants.

Miss California's Real Issue is Posing Topless, Not Opposing Gay Marriage

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

It puzzles me how she believes that gay marriage would harm the institution of marriage and is anti-Christian but that her posing topless is none of those things.

"Pageant": Behind The Scenes At Miss Gay America

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"Pageant" goes behind the scenes, dreams, breakdowns, freakouts, sequins, glitter and fabulous falsies of the Miss Gay America pageant, an annual comp...

The $36,000 Christmas Pageant

Rev. Astrid Storm | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rev. Astrid Storm

Ever wonder to lengths to which churches will go to put on the perfect Christmas pageant? When I decided to write a piece on it for Slate magazine, I...