Beauty Pageant Runner-Up Yanks Crown Off Winner's Head, Has No Regrets

Brazilian beauty queen Sheislane Hayalla knows her value and isn't about to graciously accept second place like a goddamn chump. » 2/02/15 3:10pm 2/02/15 3:10pm

Miss Lebanon Tells Miss Israel to GTFO of Her Selfie

Sometimes, when you're just trying to take a selfie with Miss Japan and Miss Slovenia, crazy things happen, like a supposedly uninvited beauty queen shows up and ruins the whole thing. » 1/18/15 1:30pm 1/18/15 1:30pm

Beauty Queen Won't Return Crown Until Pageant Organizers Apologize

May Myat Noe, the 18-year-old beauty queen from Burma who was recently stripped of her Miss Asia Pacific World title after turning down pageant officials' offer to buy her breast implants, has given a press conference to explain that she will not return her crown (worth $100,000) until receiving an official apology… » 9/02/14 12:15pm 9/02/14 12:15pm

Beauty Queen Flees Country After Officials Insisted She Get a Boob Job

A Burmese beauty queen was stripped of her title of Miss Asia Pacific World after pageant officials in Seoul found her "rude" for not wanting the plastic surgery they tried to force on her. So she skipped town with her $100,000 jeweled crown. » 8/29/14 12:30pm 8/29/14 12:30pm

Miss Thailand Gives Up Title Over Criticism of Political Comments

A Thai beauty queen has given up her crown in response to criticism over Facebook posts she made about her country's politics. » 6/11/14 9:40am 6/11/14 9:40am

Mexican Beauty Queens and Drug Kingpins Go Way Back

When Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán Loera was arrested this weekend, he left behind twin daughters with matching pink suitcases and a wife who, like the wives of many crime bosses who came before her, was once a Mexican beauty queen in the Sinaloa. » 2/26/14 7:00pm 2/26/14 7:00pm

Was This Mexican Pageant Queen Dethroned For Gaining Six Fucking Pounds?

The latest in unjust beauty pageantry rulings comes out of Mexico, where 19-year-old Cynthia de la Vega was stripped of her crown because she put on six — count 'em, six — pounds. Really, Mexico? » 8/08/11 10:50am 8/08/11 10:50am

"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

Narcotrafficking Beauty Queens

In the last three years, the number of women arrested in Mexico on drug trafficking-related charges has jumped 400%. At least six of them are beauty queens or models. » 1/21/11 4:40pm 1/21/11 4:40pm

Miss World's Crown Tarnished By Inevitable Nude Photos

Alexandria Mills recently became the first American crowned Miss World, and in keeping with our national tradition, she's now involved in a nude photo scandal. A picture the 18-year-old sent to her boyfriend is reportedly being shopped to media outlets. » 11/16/10 3:23pm 11/16/10 3:23pm

18-Year-Old American Crowned Queen Of The World

American Alexandria Mills has been named Miss World 2010 at the competition in Beijing; critics speculate the recent high-school graduate doesn't possess the comically large crown wearing experience necessary for the post. » 10/30/10 1:45pm 10/30/10 1:45pm

A Closer Look At The Eating Habits Of A Beauty Queen

Miss USA recently spent a week cataloging everything she ate for Grub Street. We thought it might be interesting to look at this — so what did the most beautiful girl in the nation consume? » 8/06/10 4:50pm 8/06/10 4:50pm

International Pageant Queens Assume The Pose Position

[Newcastle, August 2. Miss World contestants pose on field before the start of the round 21 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Manly Sea Eagles at EnergyAustralia Stadium in Australia. Image via Getty] » 8/02/10 4:42pm 8/02/10 4:42pm

"A Woman Who Had Everything Lost Her Life For A Firmer Behind"

Solange Magnano, a former Miss Argentina, died on Sunday from complications caused by plastic surgery. She went in for a gluteoplasty, but the procedure somehow went wrong, and wound up killing the 37-year-old beauty queen. [CNN, MSNBC] » 12/01/09 10:40am 12/01/09 10:40am

Caught On Tape

There must be some unwritten rule that beauty queens must film their every assignation: Anya Ayoung-Chee, aka Miss Universe 2008, has become the latest pageant winner to become involved in a sex-tape scandal. Spoiler: It's a threesome. [NYDailyNews] » 11/18/09 5:30pm 11/18/09 5:30pm

Miss Teen South Carolina Learns About Makin' Babies

Former Miss Teen South Carolina Caitlin Upton - famous for her embarrassing "such as" ramble - recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel, who sent her out into the world to learn from the master (Nadya Suleman, natch) where babies come from. » 11/16/09 12:20pm 11/16/09 12:20pm

There She Is, Miss Plastic Hungary

The Miss Plastic Hungary pageant was designed to celebrate plastic surgery and the women who have chosen to receive it, with all contestants openly admitting—and celebrating—the fact that they've undergone some type of surgical procedure. » 10/10/09 3:00pm 10/10/09 3:00pm

Panty Raid

Beauty queen Ris Low has given up her Miss Singapore title and crown after it was revealed that she went on a fancy lingerie shopping spree (in which she spent over $5,000) with seven stolen credit cards. [Reuters] » 9/30/09 1:40pm 9/30/09 1:40pm

"Such As" Is A Global Phenomenon

A reader tipped us to the story of Miss Panama contestant Giosue Cozzarelli, who, like the beauty queens representing the US Americans, such as, had an...interesting answer when she attempted to explain a Confucius saying. » 5/09/09 11:30am 5/09/09 11:30am

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