"Fat" Beauty Queen And Runner-Up Both Enter Miss Texas Race

Domonique Ramirez, the Miss San Antonio winner stripped of her crown for — depending on who you ask — either being impolite or eating too many tacos, will compete for the title of Miss Texas. In a compromise, so will her runner-up Ashley Dixon, who received the Miss San Antonio title by default during Taco-gate. As… » 6/14/11 10:50am 6/14/11 10:50am

Miss Beautiful Morals Pageant Searches For Most Devoted

In a strange but clever move, Saudi Arabia has co-opted the beauty pageant format, with one key change: instead of searching for the perfect swimsuit body and dazzling smile, officials are looking for perfect morals. » 5/07/09 5:00pm 5/07/09 5:00pm

Tyra: Pageant Mom Insults Young Feminist's Love Of A Good Book

Yesterday's Tyra was so good. After a first half that featured the crazies from The Bad Girls Club, she had on two sets of moms and daughters featured on the reality show Wife Swap, one of which identifies with beauty pageant culture, the other with feminism. The daughter who is into pageants? She doesn't do her own… » 2/13/08 7:00pm 2/13/08 7:00pm

Crowned: The Sincere Sexy Reds Choke During Show Finale

Between Laura's freakouts and temper tantrums and Patty's puking and love of hamburger meat, the Sincere Sexy Reds are easily the break-out stars of Crowned. They were consistent in their performances during challenges for the whole season — whether it was choreographed aerobic routines or singing at a pitch that only… » 1/31/08 1:30pm 1/31/08 1:30pm

Miss America 2008: Paris Hilton Is The New "World Peace"

This year, the Miss America pageant was given a "modern makeover," wherein the newly crowned young lady wouldn't be considered less of a "beauty queen" and more of an "it girl." Included in the modernization were bluejeans on stage, an absence of choreographed group dance numbers, a reality show tie-in, and a new format for… » 1/28/08 2:00pm 1/28/08 2:00pm