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  • Miss ("Ms.") Nevada Banned From Entering Ms. America Over Her Support For Trump

    08/20/2019 4:17:05 PM PDT · by Drago · 39 replies
    Summit News ^ | 8-20-2019 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Miss Nevada says she was banned from competing in the upcoming Ms. America beauty contest because of her refusal to hide her support for President Trump. “I was officially disqualified from competing in the Ms. America pageant for 2019,” said Katie Jo Williams in an Instagram video. She says organizers told her she was “too political” to be involved.
  • Trump-supporting Miss Michigan stripped of title.

    07/19/2019 8:33:53 PM PDT · by Rudolphus · 60 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | July 19, 2019 | Kerry Justich
    The Miss World America organization is under fire after stripping a President Donald Trump–supporting model of her Miss Michigan title over “racist, Islamophobic, and insensitive” tweets. Kathy Zhu, 20, is a University of Michigan student who won the 2019 Michigan World America title on Sunday. However, her reign was cut short after organizers became aware of Zhu’s controversial Twitter account days later.
  • Miss Universe 2018 Winner Predictions & Favorites

    12/16/2018 3:33:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 45 replies
    Heavy ^ | 12/16/18 22 minutes ago
    There are 94 contestants heading into the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant, but only one of them will walk away a winner. Ahead of the pageant and the results, fans may be eager to hear about some of the favorites or predictions. We've put together a short gallery on some of our top picks, as well as reported front-runners in this year's competition, starting with the above three women.[cut] [#3] Miss Spain Angela Ponce Miss Spain Angela Ponce is the first openly transgender woman to be a contestant in the 2018 Miss Universe Pageant. According to the NY Post, Ponce proclaimed,...
  • Miss America yanks N.J. pageant's license, throwing congeniality out the window

    12/06/2018 3:37:51 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    NJ Advanced Media ^ | December 5, 2018
    n the weeks before the Miss America competition in September, various factions of the pageant faithful were at war over changes to the traditional Atlantic City event implemented by new pageant leaders. Somehow, the pageant weathered the drama long enough to crown Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin, onstage at Boardwalk Hall. Now, the pageant's internal strife is entering the public arena once again. The Associated Press reports that pageant leaders have terminated the licenses of several state pageants, including the Miss New Jersey pageant. Miss America has already moved to replace the directors of five other state pageants. Now, the...
  • Ratings: Sunday Night Football Down vs. Year Ago, Miss America Plunges

    09/10/2018 11:12:09 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 51 replies
    TV Line ^ | September 10, 2018 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    NBC Sunday Night Football‘s coverage of the Packers’ win over the Bears averaged about 19.4 million total viewers and a 6.6 demo rating in the fast nationals, down 11 and 17 percent from last season’s Sunday opener. Last year’s Cowboys/Bears match-up went on to report 24.4 million viewers and a 9.1 rating in finals. Over on ABC, Miss America (4.3 mil/0.7) dropped 20 and 26 percent from last year’s pageant. Elsewhere, CBS’ Big Brother (5.7 mil/1.5) rose 21 percent and two tenths from last Sunday, while Fox’s Rel sneak preview drew 5.1 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating leading...
  • Miss New York named 2019 Miss America

    09/10/2018 2:23:18 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    ABC 7 New York ^ | September 10, 2018
    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey -- Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City. Her victory Sunday night resurrected a string of successes the Empire State has had in the pageant in recent years. Mallory Hagan, Nina Davuluri and Kira Kazantsev won the title from 2013 to 2015 competing as Miss New York. A classical vocalist whose pageant platform is "advocating for the arts," Franklin sang an operatic selection from the opera La Boheme on Sunday night.
  • Beauty queen resigns title rather than cover tattoos

    08/04/2018 11:42:34 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 96 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | 8/3/2018 | Staff
    <p>PHELAN, CALIF. — A beauty queen in the Southern California desert community of Phelan has given up her crown rather than cover up her tattoos.</p> <p>Sierra Leyde didn't have tattoos when she was named Miss Phelan at age 17.</p> <p>But she celebrated her 18th birthday with tattoos of flowers on her upper arm and shoulder, and a shark on her forearm.</p>
  • It’s not just about bikinis: Inside the battle for the future of Miss America

    07/26/2018 5:56:36 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 48 replies
    Washington Post / MSN ^ | July 26, 2018
    In January, two dozen former Miss Americas were bunking in a grand rental home in Kissimmee, Fla., for a weekend of sisterhood. There was swimming and spa treatments and kitschy fun with an old Miss America board game. But Gretchen Carlson — the veteran TV news host and 1988’s first violin-playing Miss America — could stay only an hour or two. She was there on business. Weeks earlier, she had been named the new chair of the Miss America Organization, taking over after a leak of nasty emails prompted a sweeping purge of old leadership. Now Carlson was here to...
  • Spain decides most beautiful woman in Spain...is a man

    07/14/2018 11:39:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/14/2018 | Ed Straker
    Spain has selected a beauty queen for 2018 – and it's a man in disguise!  That's right: Spanish people think a man looks prettier than all the women in Spain!  What does this say about the Spanish culture? After winning Spain's national beauty contest last month, [Mr.] Ponce will become the first transgender woman [sic] to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. "Having a vagina doesn't make a woman," [he] said in an interview.  "Even if many people don't want to see me as a woman, I clearly belong among them.  There are women with a penis and men with a vagina, because...
  • Miss America Organization Split by #MeToo Era Swimsuit Decision

    07/09/2018 6:18:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 103 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 8, 2018 | Valerie Bauerlein
    Nearly half of Miss America’s board has quit or been forced to resign in the wake of the organization’s decision to eliminate the swimsuit competition from the contest, and 22 state pageant leaders are seeking to oust Chairwoman Gretchen Carlson over concerns about the pageant’s new direction. Ms. Carlson, a former Miss America and an early leader in the #MeToo movement, announced on June 5 that Miss America was dropping the swimsuit and evening-gown competitions and replacing them with an extended onstage interview. She said it was important to make women’s voices heard during a “cultural revolution in our country.”...
  • Miss Massachusetts contestant resigns her title over pageant’s #MeToo mockery

    07/09/2018 12:22:08 PM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 30 replies
    VOX ^ | Jul 9, 2018 | Aja Romano
    A sexual assault survivor, Maude Gorman took a stand over a joke about the cancellation of the Miss America swimsuit competition.A beauty queen has turned in her tiara after a skit mocking the #MeToo movement was featured in the final moments of the Massachusetts Miss America competition. Maude Gorman, 24, announced in an Instagram post that she had resigned her title as Miss Plymouth County after the June 30 event featured an unexpected skit that lamented the demise of the Miss America swimsuit competition by referencing the #MeToo movement. In the skit, which was reportedly unscripted and unauthorized by pageant...
  • Transman wins Miss Universe Spain 2018

    07/01/2018 1:27:18 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 66 replies
    Rappler ^ | 6/30/18 | Rappler.com
    MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe Spain crowned a transman on Friday, June 29, the first for the beauty pageant. Angela Ponce, 25, will represent Spain in the upcoming Miss Universe pageant scheduled end of the year. His win comes as Pride Month comes to a close. This is not the first time Angela competed in a beauty pageant. He joined Miss World Spain in 2015 but did not win. Mireia Lalaguna, who won the contest, went on to win the Miss World title that year. Although he lost in 2015, Angela told the Daily Mail that he already felt like...
  • Miss America Ruined by Cultural Marxists:No More Swimsuit Competition,Interview Session Instead

    06/05/2018 4:31:12 PM PDT · by davikkm · 97 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    In a related story, the Miss America Pageant will not be broadcast this year due to a total lack of viewers and sponsors. Joke aside, after turning America’s campuses into leftist indoctrination centers and Hollywood into a hard-core propaganda machine for cultural marxism, now it’s Miss America pageant’s turn to get slapped over the head and benefit from a reeducation session, courtesy of our unhinged leftists who want to control every aspect of our lives, rewrite history as they see fit and dictate the moral imperative of the day with impunity. Yes, I am triggered, and that’s because my favorite...
  • If Miss America contestants really want to be judged on their brains and not their bodies, [tr]

    06/05/2018 11:31:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 86 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 5, 2018 | Piers Morgan
    RIP Beauty. It’s over, kaput, finished, dead. Today’s announcement that Miss America will no longer be based on actual beauty is the final radical feminist nail in the coffin of the once much beloved practice of admiring a woman for how she looks. Instead, we are now apparently going to tune in to appreciate the contestants’ INNER beauty – their intelligence, their philosophy on life and their thoughts on charitable work.
  • Miss America CEO Suspended After Vulgar Emails About Contestants Revealed

    12/23/2017 7:55:06 PM PST · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/22/2017 | Staff
    The Miss America Organization board of directors has voted to suspend CEO Sam Haskell one day after HuffPost published internal emails showing Haskell disparaging and commenting crudely on the appearances of women who had competed in the pageant to other members of the organization. "The Miss America Organization Board of Directors today voted to suspend Executive Chairman and CEO Sam Haskell. Mr. Haskell, in support of the organization, has agreed to abide by the Board's decision," a spokesperson for the organization said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday. "The Board will be conducting an in-depth investigation into...
  • Miss America leadership steps down as controversy envelops the organization

    12/23/2017 3:21:28 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 2017-12-23 | Ellen McCarthy
    The top leaders of the Miss America Organization resigned Saturday after the revelation of emails in which previous pageant winners were disparaged and called crude names. Sam Haskell stepped down as chief executive, and board chairman Lynn Weidner submitted her resignation, according to the organization, which puts on the annual pageant. Update from the Board of Directors… pic.twitter.com/W8am9ii2fM— Miss America Org (@MissAmericaOrg) December 23, 2017 Pageant President Josh Randle and Washington media maven Tammy Haddad, a board member, also resigned.The resignations came after 49 former Miss America winners signed a petition asking for Haskell to step down after the publication...
  • Contestant from South Africa wins Miss Universe crown

    11/26/2017 8:24:45 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 26, 2017 | Regina Cano
    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who represented South Africa, won the Miss Universe crown Sunday. The 22-year-old, who recently earned a business management degree, was crowned at The AXIS theater at Planet Hollywood casino-resort on the Las Vegas Strip. The runner-up was Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez, while the second runner-up was Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett.
  • Miss North Dakota Cara Mund crowned new Miss America

    09/10/2017 8:45:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 64 replies
    CBS ^ | September 10, 2017 | CBS
    North Dakota's Cara Mund claimed the crown as Miss America 2018 during Sunday night's competition at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, former Miss Arkansas, placed the crown on the 23-year-old teary-eyed successor's head as the new Miss America accepted applause and cheers from the audience and judges. Miss North Dakota emerged victorious through a series of swimsuit and talent contests, onstage speeches and two rounds of interviews by judges. In one of her onstage interviews, Mund said President Trump, a Republican, was wrong to withdraw the U.S. from the climate accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas...
  • Miss America Contestants Asked to Condemn President Trump

    09/11/2017 7:10:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Miss America Contestants Asked to Condemn President Trump By Karen Townsend | September 10, 2017 11:55 PM EDT Though the ominous feeling of concern for those in the path of Hurricane Irma in Florida hung heavy in the air, the show must go on. Miss America 2018 on ABC aired September 10th and throughout the show, donations for hurricane relief were solicited for those affected in both Texas and Florida. Never fear, though. Politics dominated the final question competition and yes, it was all about President Trump. Breaking with the tradition of one question per finalist in the final round...
  • Miss America gets Political! Miss North Dakota, 23, takes the Crown after Telling Judges [Trunc]

    09/11/2017 5:47:08 AM PDT · by Cecily · 55 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 10, 2017
    Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018 Sunday night in Atlantic City. Cara Mund topped a field of 51 contestants to win the crowd in the New Jersey seaside resort, where most of the 97 Miss Americas have been selected. In one of her onstage interviews, Mund said Trump was wrong to withdraw the U.S. from the climate accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. Multiple questions revolved around the political climate and President...