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Miss Universe Contestant Has No Time For Body-Shamers

The Huffington Post | Jenna Amatulli | Posted 01.25.2017 | Women

Siera Bearchell is a body positivity hero. The Canadian Miss Universe contestant has been under fire on social media recently since she’s gained som...

Miss Teen USA Ditches The Swimsuit Competition It Should Never Have Had

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 07.01.2016 | Women

Miss Teen USA just got a lot less creepy. Teenage contestants will no longer compete wearing swimwear in the Miss annual competition, pageant official...

Unlock the Winning Formula For Interview Success From a Corporate Pageant Queen!

Charlene Rhinehart | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business
Charlene Rhinehart

Ms./Mrs. Corporate America 2016 Competition in Orlando, Courtesy of iCandy Photography There is only one thing standing between you and your dream op...

Live from Las Vegas! Following Up on Mrs. California's Success

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.22.2016 | Impact
Steve Mariotti

Overcoming obstacles often helps reveal our real potential, our intrinsic powers. In many ways, overcoming the challenges in your life can lead you to...

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...

This Woman Jump-Started Her Life At 50 And Became A Pageant Queen

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.20.2014 | Fifty

An inescapable part of life is the way it changes gradually as we age. For Jane Rubinstein, three radical changes came all at once just as she was tur...

10 Beauty Queen Lessons That Apply To Real Life

Michelle Hanson | Posted 11.12.2013 | Women
Michelle Hanson

I have memories of my judges smiles, and of the sound of my sweet teen yelling for me every time I stepped on stage. Photos are wonderful, but the memories are far more valuable. Live in the moment.

5 Things You Need To Know About Miss America's Most Badass Contestant

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.11.2013 | Women

When you think of a Miss America contestant, a military sergeant and archery expert may not be the first woman who comes to mind. Theresa Vail is ...

Developing Confidence and Social Skills Through Pageants

Vivy Chao | Posted 10.15.2013 | Women
Vivy Chao

In 2013 the idea of a pageant may seem outdated and sexist, but if the training is planned out thoroughly, young women can be trained to develop strong confidence and a better sense of whom they are.

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.

PHOTOS: Israel Stages Annual Plus-Size Beauty Pageant

Posted 06.20.2012 | Style

The most recent Miss USA pageant was a sea of staggeringly thin bodies, rock-hard abs and child-size derrieres as far as the eye could see. But there...

Miss New Zealand In Trouble For Not Being From New Zealand

Posted 06.06.2012 | Style

In other Miss Universe news, Miss New Zealand may need to surrender her title because she's, um, not from New Zealand. Avianca Bohm, who won the Mi...

Why Miss USA Is Still Around

BuzzFeed | Posted 06.04.2012 | Women

The Internet [told] me the Miss USA pageant [would] be on TV on Sunday. Why do we still bother with something as old-fashioned and culturally irreleva...

Experience The Midwest's Largest Fair: The Elkhart County Fair

The Huffington Post | Wendy Gould | Posted 04.25.2012 | Travel

The Elkhart County 4-H Fair was established in 1851. Though located in the small town of Goshen, Indiana, it is one of the largest 4-H county fairs in...

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...