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Miss USA Controversy

Leona Gage, Miss USA Winner Who Had Title Stripped, Dies At 71

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

LOS ANGELES — Leona Gage, who in 1957 was named Miss USA but had the title stripped the next day when pageant officials learned she was married ...

In Defence of an Arab-American Beauty Queen

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Faisal J. Abbas

I wasn't surprised that Fatih won the title because I believe in the democratic system that exists in the US. What I found to be appalling are some of things that have been said since she won the title last week.

The Miss USA Pageant And The Politics Of Beauty

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Disgrasian

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...

Why They Hate an Arab Miss USA

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dean Obeidallah

Yes, that is correct - our new Miss America Rima Fakih is Arab-American! A great day for Arab-Americans - at least it should be.

Congrats to Miss USA But Here are the Arab American Women I Look Up To

Nour Akkad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Nour Akkad

Should Rima Fakih's victory really be looked at as groundbreaking? One Facebook post equated Fakih's win to Barack Obama becoming the first African American President. If a beauty pageant win is our breakthrough moment, we're in trouble.

Miss California: The Morality Paradox

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

Carrie Prejean made her comments while holding the title of Miss California. California is a state that keeps voting for Proposition 8. So really, everyone is criticizing her for doing her job and worse, for being a Californian.

How to Live Vicariously Through Britain's Blacklist

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Notte

It must be somewhat comforting to live in a nation where homophobes and other bigots are placed on a blacklist and banned from that nation's shores.

Miss California Means No Offense When She Says You Should Be Put To Death

Juliet Jeske | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Juliet Jeske

Carrie Prejean, Miss California, Likes "Opposite Marriage" Better Than Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

(SCROLL FOR VIDEO) UPDATE: Carrie now says she prays for Perez PREVIOUSLY: Last night Kristen Dalton of North Carolina was named Miss USA 2009, but ...