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Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Hawaii and Aloha Spirit | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Jimmy Nguyen

Brook talks about why she loves Hawaii, its tourism, the differences between its islands, and what makes Hawaii unique from other island groups.

7 Simple Things I Do That Greatly Improved My Life... That You Should Do, Too

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.19.2014 | Comedy
Jon Hotchkiss

Below, a list of seven simple things I have worked regularly into my life that have made my life better. And not just better. A lot better.

Miss USA Stands By 'Self Defense' As A Way To Prevent Sexual Assault

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.12.2014 | Women

Nia Sanchez may have taken the coveted Miss USA crown, but she seems to have alienated feminists in the process. Many felt that the 24-year-old's p...

The 'Average, EveryGirl' Doesn't Really Exist

Michelle Konstantinovsky | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Michelle Konstantinovsky

This is it, I stupidly thought. Finally -- someone is coming forward to speak the truth about the ever-shrinking standards set for women in the media. Wrong! Of course. As jaded and cynical as the media has taught me to be, I still have fleeting moments of blissful ignorance.

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee -- Straight Ally for LGBT Equality | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY NGUYEN (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

In this interview, Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee talks with me about how straight people can be allies for LGBT rights. She also explains how her diverse heritage led her to become a strong supporter of the LGBT community.

Why I Won't Praise Miss Indiana For Her Body

Christina Grasso | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Christina Grasso

One can never assess one's state of health or degree of happiness simply by physical appearance alone. It's what's on the inside that counts, cheesy or not. True beauty does not have a size. All bodies are beautiful, and the only way to lasting happiness is through acceptance.

An Open Letter to Miss USA 2014

Beth Morrison | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Beth Morrison

Yes, self-defense can be a useful skill if one is attacked. But it is not the answer to sexual violence on campus -- or off campus, for that matter. What colleges need to focus on is creating an environment where violence against women is not tolerated and where perpetrators of such violence are held fully accountable.

Wedding Registry 101 With Miss USA Erin Brady

Svitlana Flom | Posted 08.10.2014 | Weddings
Svitlana Flom

Recently I had an interesting opportunity to work with beautiful Miss USA, Erin Brady, whose reign is coming to an end this summer to design her wedding registry. Erin and her fiancé are getting married this year.

And Miss USA 2014 Is...

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 06.09.2014 | Style

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, was crowned Miss USA 2014 on Sun...

Who Will Be Crowned Miss USA?

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 08.08.2014 | Style

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez, a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, says that women need ...

Speak Up With Jimmy: Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee on Diversity in Beauty and Media (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 12.16.2013 | Style
Jimmy Nguyen

Miss Universe 1997 Brook Lee joins me to speak about the need for more diversity in images of beauty and in media. Brook also talks about her favorite Asian-American media personalities, such as comedian Alec Mapa and actress Amy Hill.

Miss America 2014 Win Prompts Racist Twitter Backlash, Followed By (Some) Twitter Apologies

Posted 09.17.2013 | Style

Anyone who was watching Twitter as they watched the Miss America 2014 pageant saw a pretty ugly sight as the winner was announced. No, not winner ...

You Don't Need To Be Blonde To Be Miss America, Folks

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 09.16.2013 | Religion

Twitter erupted in a flurry of indignation as Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, was crowned as this year's Miss America, with some of the milder Tweets cl...

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.

WATCH: Pageant Contestant Isn't Sure How To Answer This Question

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weird News

Seeing really is believing. At the 2013 Miss Philippines USA last weekend, contestant Joanlia Lising is asked a doozy of a question: what her favor...

Yes, Miss USA Finds Her Dates Online

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.10.2013 | Technology

Miss USA 2012, Nana Meriwether, really is still just like most of us: She finds her dates online. Meriwether confirmed to New York Mag's The Cut t...

Beauty Pageants Are Bad for Everyone

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 08.20.2013 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

Today's pageants are a sanitized and sanctioned outgrowth of nineteenth-century carnival sideshows.

Former Miss America: Pageant Contestants Today Are Too Skinny

Posted 06.19.2013 | Style

The Miss USA 2013 pageant stirred up chatter this week because of Miss Utah's infamously flubbed answer in the Q+A portion. But others took notice of ...

Miss USA Opens Up About Parents' Divorce

Posted 06.18.2013 | Divorce

Erin Brady, the former Miss Connecticut, was awarded the title of Miss USA on June 16 at a ceremony in Las Vegas. And in one of the promotional videos...

4 Good Reasons To Leave Miss Utah Alone

Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.18.2013 | Women
Nina Bahadur

I feel for Miss Utah. I can't imagine what it's like to have millions of people on the Internet discussing what an idiot you are and saying it's a good thing you're pretty since your brains won't get you far. Here are four reasons we should just leave her alone.

WATCH: Miss USA Defends Miss Utah, Answers Botched Question

Posted 08.18.2013 | Style

Miss USA Erin Brady joined HuffPost Live Tuesday and defended Miss Utah Marissa Powell, whose infamous flub on a question about the gender pay gap got...

WATCH: The Reason Miss Utah Flubbed The Question

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.18.2013 | Style

Miss Utah USA Marissa Powell certainly didn't plan to flub her response during the interview portion of the 2013 Miss USA pageant and become a viral l...

WATCH: Miss Alabama Weighs In On NSA Scandal

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.19.2013 | Technology

Somewhere in the mix of modeling a swimsuit and an evening gown at last night's Miss USA competition, Miss Alabama gave her take on the National Secur...

10 Things WAY Worse Than Miss Utah's Pageant Answer

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.17.2013 | Comedy

A lot has been made about the less-than-eloquent answer Marissa Powell, aka Miss Utah, gave to her question at this weekend's Miss USA pageant, but wh...

EPIC FAIL

Posted 06.17.2013 | Style

You're dressed to the nines. You're vying to become an icon of beauty and poise. The cameras are rolling and millions of people are waiting to hear yo...