Miss America: Swimsuit Competition Let Her Show 'How Hard I’ve Worked'

Since winning the Miss America pageant, Kira Kazantsev has been on the road not denying getting kicked out of her sorority for hazing and visiting hospitals, Disney World, and Canada. She stopped by USA Today for an interview with Ann Oldenburg, where she chatted about Kim Kardashian's Paper cover (because apparently… » 11/17/14 4:45pm 11/17/14 4:45pm

There She Is, Your Ideal: Miss America's Mean Girl History

We reported earlier this week that in spring 2013, Miss America Kira Kazantsev was kicked out of Hofstra University's Alpha Phi sorority for hazing her sisters. Now, new information from one of her former sorority sisters indicates that her involvement was more serious than she's been willing to admit. Kazantsev » 9/25/14 2:40pm 9/25/14 2:40pm

Miss America Was Kicked Out of Her Sorority for Abusive Hazing

On paper, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev reads like a forward-thinking person's dream of what a beauty queen could be. She's a trilingual honors student who's publicly passionate about women's health and down to clown with Jimmy Kimmel; she's got a squeaky-clean image and a squeaky-clean resume. But it's missing one… » 9/22/14 1:30pm 9/22/14 1:30pm

​Student Asks Miss America to Prom, Gets Suspended

Miss America Nina Davuluri recently visited a Pennsylvania high school to talk about the importance STEM careers, and during a Q & A session 18-year-old Patrick Farves took it upon himself to ask Ms. Davuluri to prom. Honestly anyone who noticed that a nationwide pageant winner was visiting a high school in springtime… » 4/20/14 3:23pm 4/20/14 3:23pm

Racists Are Being Hella Racist Because Miss America Isn't White

Earlier tonight, Miss New York, Nina Davuluri, an Indian-American woman born in Syracuse, was crowned the winner of the 2014 Miss America Pageant. Idiot racists got so mad, they started mixing up Indian, Indian-American, Arab, Muslim, and everything in between. It's (literarily) a most impressive display of dumb mixed… » 9/16/13 3:00am 9/16/13 3:00am

Spork Dresses and Smiles: The Ladies of Tonight's Miss America Pageant

It’s possible you may have been going about your business entirely unaware that one of those rare calendar events is upon us. Much like the appearance of Halley’s comet or the upcoming convergence of Thanksgiving and Chanukah, Sunday night marks the second Miss America pageant of 2013. » 9/15/13 5:15pm 9/15/13 5:15pm

GOP Asshat: Miss America Congressional Hopeful Like a 'Street Walker'

Former Miss America Erika Harold, who we noted earlier this month was running for Congress in Illinois as a Republican, is already being forced to drink some strong haterade, even from within her own party. This week, a GOP Chairman criticized Harold's qualifications for office, lampooning Harold for supporting… » 6/21/13 4:00pm 6/21/13 4:00pm

Why Are So Many Miss America Winners from the South?

If you haven't been paying attention, the newest Miss America of 2013, Mallory Hagan, lives in Brooklyn. But before you get to reeling from the notion that the epicenter of "all things ironic and progressive" could produce something so quaint, so old-fashioned, so retrograde, take comfort in knowing that she's… » 1/18/13 6:00pm 1/18/13 6:00pm

Miss America Lives in Park Slope, Probably Owns $200 Yoga Pants and…

This past Saturday, Miss New York Mallory Hagan was crowned the winner at the 2013 Miss America Pageant, marking the first time a contestant from the Empire State has won since Vanessa Williams was given the title nearly 3 decades ago. Stranger still, Hagan doesn't hail from Poughkeepsie or Rochester (no offense to… » 1/14/13 1:10pm 1/14/13 1:10pm

Miss Maryland's Resignation From Sorority Was Literally the Hardest…

Sometimes a girl has to pick between two different, totally-not-bad-at-all things, and she has to make that decision at a point in her life when every tribulation leading up to that moment has basically been prom hair and pillow fights and shopping mall foot fatigue and Psych 101, but because her life hasn't been… » 7/18/12 4:20pm 7/18/12 4:20pm