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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...

And Miss USA Is...

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 08.16.2013 | Style

LAS VEGAS — A 25-year-old contestant from Connecticut won the title of Miss USA in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Erin Brady of South Glastonbury, ...

The Hometowns Of Miss USA

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel

The Miss USA pageant will air Sunday in Las Vegas. We decided to take a look back at the past winners -- and their hometowns. The winners from the...

LOOK: Miss USA Winners Bare All For PETA

Posted 06.13.2013 | Green

Four Miss USA crown-holders became the latest faces -- and bodies -- of PETA's anti-fur campaign. In a video for PETA, the Miss USA winners posed n...

Nick Jonas & Giuliana Rancic To Host Miss USA 2013

AP | Posted 07.22.2013 | Style

LAS VEGAS — Donald Trump's Miss USA pageant will be hosted by a Jonas brother and an E! News personality. Pageant officials announced Tuesday t...

MISS USA NIGHTMARE: The Dark Side Of A Beauty Pageant

jezebel.com | Posted 05.12.2013 | Style

Ashleigh Blake never dreamed of becoming a beauty queen. The 21-year-old amateur model and part-time tutor fantasized about being a movie star or the ...

New York Fashion Week's Star-Studded Front Row

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.13.2013 | Black Voices

Anyone keeping up with the fun and festivities of New York Fashion Week knows that checking out all the celebrities sitting front row at the shows is ...

Blondes Might Have More Fun But Brunettes Have More Crowns

Caryn Brooks | Posted 02.22.2013 | TV
Caryn Brooks

Could the look of the quintessential American beauty be changing as our population changes?

WATCH: Miss Universe Opens Up About Pot

Posted 12.20.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Newly crowned Miss Universe Olivia Culpo joined HuffPost Live Thursday, one day after she became the eighth Miss USA to win the competition. The 20-ye...

What Was Miss Universe's Victory Meal?

Posted 12.20.2012 | Celebrity

At long last, a real meal! After months of following a strict high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, Olivia Culpo, who was crowned Miss Universe 2012...

Kenya Moore Gives Beauty Pageants A Facelift With 'Miss More' 2012

Posted 08.14.2012 | Black Voices

Beauty pageants have a pretty bad rep. Up until 1970 some beauty pageants refused to allow women of color to vie for the crown. Even Miss Black F...