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Beauty Pageants

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...

'Why Should I Be Happy About Being A Grandmother?!'

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2012 | Fifty
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Today, for millions of women who are reaching that stage of life, is about more than just vanity. It raises other complicated feelings less common among women from previous generations. For better or for worse, grandmas are just not what they used to be.

'Toddlers & Tiaras': Damitri'ana Wears 'African' National Costume

Posted 05.17.2012 | TV

On "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) Wednesday night the contestants faced-off in the "America's Genuine Jewel" pageant. The theme was "...

Moms vs. Judges On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 05.03.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) the tots were competing at the StoryBook pageant. However, off-stage the scenes...

PHOTOS: The First 'Miss Black France' Is Crowned

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 06.30.2012 | Black Voices

France has a new queen--beauty queen that is. Mbathio Beye has been crowned the first "Miss Black France" But there was a lot of hoopla surrounding...

What Happened When This Beauty Queen Revealed Her Marital Status

AP | Posted 04.26.2012 | Weddings

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The woman recently named Miss Dominican Republic will have to relinquish her crown because she is married, organi...

'My Mom Is Just So Jealous' On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 04.26.2012 | TV

Regular viewers of "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) have grown accustomed to the questionable parenting decisions, tantrums and controvers...

Wannabe Pole Dancer On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 04.19.2012 | TV

Wednesday night's episode of “Toddlers & Tiaras” (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) featured the little girls competing for the title at the “Beautiful Me...

Burning Eyes With Dye On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 04.12.2012 | TV

Most adult women don't dye their eyelashes, but one mom did just that to her young pageant daughter on "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC). I...

Beauty Queens Weigh In: Does Jenna Talackova Have A Shot At The Miss Universe Canada Crown?

HLN TV | Anna Lanfreschi | Posted 04.04.2012 | Gay Voices

Jenna Talackova still hasn’t announced whether or not she will compete in the Miss Universe pageant. The transgendered Canadian contestant was in...

Transvestites in the Animal Kingdom?

Carin Bondar | Posted 05.29.2012 | Science
Carin Bondar

Transvestites in the Animal Kingdom are actually very common. Males appear as females and females appear as males for diverse reasons in diverse animal groups.

'Toddlers & Tiaras' Star Lands Logo Reality Show

Posted 03.15.2012 | TV

Eden Wood, the seven-year-old girl who had the pageant world petrified with her undefeated abilities to "rock the stage," is now getting even more tim...

Ill. Woman Competes In Beauty Pageant To Fight Stigma Of Mental Illness

Lemont Patch | Posted 03.01.2012 | Impact

When Lemont resident Tammy Timm competed last year in the Mrs. Illinois America pageant, everything had to be perfect—the dress, the hair and even h...

Kelly Cutrone's View Of Toddlers And Tiaras (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

Kelly Cutrone delivers her no-nonsense view on the TLC show "Toddlers And Tiaras" Click here to purchase Kelly's books, Normal Gets You Nowhere and I...

Bigger Is Better In Brazilian Beauty Pageant

Posted 02.03.2012 | World

As of January 30, Barbara Monteiro can proudly call herself this year's Miss Brazil Plus Size. Miss Brazil Plus Size is a beauty pageant that only...

WATCH: 'Miss Bala' Gives Tense Look At Border Violence

AP | By CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 01.19.2012 | Latino Voices

-- Gerardo Naranjo may have made the least-glamorous movie ever about a pageant queen with "Miss Bala." And that's what makes it so beautiful. With ...

What "Toddlers & Tiaras" Got Wrong

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 12.29.2011 | TV

While many youngsters are getting into sports like soccer or gymnastics, Shian Ingram is participating in another type of extracurricular activity. ...

Torrann Channels Prince On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 02.27.2012 | TV

Confidence is one of the most important aspects of any performance, and it's just as important on "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on TLC). Whil...

Racial Discrimination At Mrs World Pageant? (POLL)

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.20.2011 | Black Voices

It just got ugly for the Mrs. World beauty pageant, thanks to Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses, Mrs. Botswana, who claims the annual competition is guilty of r...

Queen of the Universe 2012

Brody Brown | Posted 01.23.2012 | Gay Voices
Brody Brown

2011-11-23-Screenshot20111123at8.48.29AM.jpg "The pageants help showcase transgender women in general... Not only are we beautiful and talented but we are also human beings more than anything."

The 15 Most Creative States

Patrick Hickman Robertson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Books
Patrick Hickman Robertson

The United States is the most innovative nation on earth, with over 42 per cent (by my estimate) of all significant "firsts" of the modern era, from integrated circuits in silicon chips to condoms.

PHOTOS: Miss World Really Wishes She Could Be A Nun

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 01.07.2012 | Style

England has crowned some new royalty: Miss Venezuela was awarded the title of Miss World 2011 today in London. 22-year-old Ivian Sarcos of Venezuel...

WATCH: 'Toddlers & Tiaras,' 22 Years Later

Posted 11.28.2011 | Comedy

"Toddlers & Tiaras," a TLC reality series that follows the lives of tiny pageant contestants and their parents, is one of the more controversial shows...

Miss Universe 2011 Drama: Did Miss Angola Not Deserve The Win?

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.15.2011 | Style

On Monday night, the world was a joyful place full of smiles and rainbows when Leila Lopes, Miss Angola, was crowned Miss Universe 2011 with all the r...

PHOTOS: And Miss Universe 2011 Is...

AP/Huffington Post | Bradley Brooks | Posted 11.13.2011 | Style

SAO PAULO — Newly crowned Miss Universe Leila Lopes hopes her victory will allow her to assist her native Angola further escape its history of war a...