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  1. miss america
    Uh, Miss America Terminated Four States After Gretchen Carlson-Related Rebellion*Pounds elegant, manicured fists on table* Guess which ones! Guess which ones!
  2. gallery
    This Is What Pageant Season Looks Like for Native American WomenEvery summer, women and girls known as “royals” work to preserve the Navajo identity.
  3. miss america
    Gretchen Carlson Blames Reigning Miss America for Loss of Scholarship MoneyAfter denying the allegations, Carlson blames the organization’s loss of scholarship money on Cara Mund.
  4. pageants
    Shocking: Gretchen Carlson Has Not Fixed the Miss America PageantThe reigning Miss America says she’s been “silenced” by leadership, specifically Carlson.
  5. american beauty
    Gretchen Carlson Can’t Fix the Miss American PageantNo one can.
  6. pageants
    Gabby Douglas Will Be a Miss America JudgeThe gold-medal gymnast will help choose the 2017 pageant winner.
  7. miss congeniality
    Miss USA Needs Another Sandra BullockThey’re looking for the next Miss Congeniality.
  8. only in america
    A Few Women Still Want to Be Beauty Queens in BrooklynA visit to the Miss Mola pageant.
  9. miss usa
    Trump Intends to Sue Univision for Refusing to Air the Miss USA PageantAfter he shared his thoughts about Mexican immigrants during his campaign announcement.
  10. hometown heroes
    Miss New York Wins Miss America for Third Straight YearBy banging a plastic cup on the floor.
  11. style tribes
    Princesses of Rodeo: Inside Arizona’s Miss Sweetheart PageantArizona’s Miss Sweetheart pageant is part rodeo, part fashion show. 
  12. sochi olympics 2014
    Relive the Olympic Opening Ceremonies Before They StartThrough the magic of GIFs.
  13. beauty ideals
    Would Miss America’s Skin Be Too Dark for Miss India?“America is way ahead of India in celebrating a realistic ideal.”
  14. home state pride
    Miss America Hails From New York for Second Year in a RowWe’re on a roll.
  15. the gays
    Andy Cohen Won’t Host Pageant in Anti-Gay RussiaNo gays, no Miss Universe.
  16. here she comes
    The Teen Beauty Queen and the Barely Legal PornoWhy Miss Delaware Teen USA shouldn’t surprise us.
  17. true stories
    I Was a Child Pageant Star: Six Adult Women Look BackWhat really happens when Honey Boo Boo grows up.
  18. style tribes
    Here She Comes, Ms. Veteran America and Her ArmyMermaid dresses and dog tags: Inside America’s first military pageant.
  19. Spring Rolls
    A New Skill for Honey Boo Boo?A beauty queen woos judges with her spring rolls.
  20. pageants
    Contestants in the Miss England Pageant Had to Make Themselves Dresses Out of Recycled MaterialsSome would call it “garbage.”
  21. clickables
    Watch Miss Arkansas’s Creepy Yodeling-Ventriloquist ActChilling.
  22. clickables
    Watch a Camel Ruin a Christmas PageantWe think everyone is okay?
  23. pageants
    Miss Mexico Named Miss Universe“I do believe that Internet is an indispensable, necessary tool for the present time,” she says.
  24. fancy pageant walking
    We’re Tweeting the Miss Universe Pageant TonightDo watch with us!
  25. pageants
    Arab-American Woman Wins Miss USA Pageant for (Likely) the First TimeMiss Michigan takes the prize.
  26. miss america
    New Miss America Targets Indoor KidsWinner recalls days “playing in the street.”
  27. the industry
    Johnny Depp to Possibly Take a VacationPlus: Anthony Hopkins! Meryl Streep’s Daughter! Mario Lopez!
  28. feuds
    Cute Dog Contest Turning Into a Mess Over Pup Named Stephen ColbertRival dog owner miffed that Stephen’s namesake might win.
  29. boobs or lose
    Pageant Organization Paid for Miss California’s Breast ImplantsBecause she wanted them, okay?
  30. 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]
  31. 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]