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  1. hometown heroes
    Miss New York Wins Miss America for Third Straight YearBy banging a plastic cup on the floor.
  2. sochi olympics 2014
    Relive the Olympic Opening Ceremonies Before They StartThrough the magic of GIFs.
  3. home state pride
    Miss America Hails From New York for Second Year in a RowWe’re on a roll.
  4. pageants
    Miss Mexico Named Miss Universe“I do believe that Internet is an indispensable, necessary tool for the present time,” she says.
  5. pageants
    Arab-American Woman Wins Miss USA Pageant for (Likely) the First TimeMiss Michigan takes the prize.
  6. miss america
    New Miss America Targets Indoor KidsWinner recalls days “playing in the street.”
  7. video look book
    She Does Her Little Turn on the Catwalk Amy Larocca met Akia and Sahriya Baily in Soho recently and discovered that pageant queen and makeup artist Akia is now entering her daughter Sahriya in the contests. Sahriya will get only some blush and bronzer. No teeth whiteners! Check out Sahirya’s excellent walk by watching this week’s Video Look Book. Akia and Sahriya Baily [Video Look Book]
  8. cultural capital
    There She Is, Miss Lez Tired of boring old beauty contests? Yawning at the notion of world peace? Last week’s seventh annual Miss Lez competition at Luna Lounge was a radical respite. There were swimsuit, interview, talent, and evening-gown portions of the competition, but contestants at straight pageants don’t often endorse the preservation of eclectic queer culture as their platform. Our cameras were there to catch the dancing, the judging, and, of course, the crowning. Miss Lez Pageant [Video]