Apparently awoken to the fact that asking women ages 14-19 to submit their bikini bodies for public judgment is a rather odd thing to do in the year 2016, the Miss Universe organization has chosen to replace the practice with an “athletic wear” competition—which certainly does feels more aligned with the times, if in…
Missouri has crowned its first openly gay pageant contestant, 23-year-old Erin O’Flaherty.
Since Steve Harvey only made a minor, no-big-deal screw-up at the Miss Universe 2015 pageant on Sunday (announcing the wrong winner), he’s naturally being asked to return to host another pageant.
Piers Morgan, one of those big, painful pimples that is definitely going to leave a scar, has offered his opinions on Steve Harvey’s Miss Universe debacle. And yes, I do recognize that the rest of this post will require us to suspend our normal grasp on reality and pretend that anybody gives a shit about what Piers…
A vanishingly small number of people watched the Miss USA telecast this year. But it’s not because this hair-sprayed spectacle is so dated that “telecast” feels like an appropriate term.
Donald Trump, the orange asshat who thinks that his accidental wealth is enough to qualify him to run the country, is already alienating his business partners. On Thursday, Univision announced that it would end its relationship with the Miss Universe organization (which Trump co-owns) in response to the candidate’s…
If you just couldn't get enough of the styles featured in that 1981 Sears catalog (on glorious LaserDisc!), you're gonna love this—a fashion show from the 1987 Miss Universe telecast. Yes, that is a very orange Bob Barker hosting. It looks like all these women were styled by me, at nine, playing with my Barbies.
The odds are such that you've likely seen the news about the Miss Universe pageant. If not, don't worry, pageants remain one of the weirdest things that human beings continue to do to other human beings, so I understand not paying attention.
Unfortunately, it looks like they've found the bodies of María José Alvarado and Sofia Trinidad, Miss Honduras World 2014 and her older sister, both of whom were allegedly kidnapped just days ago.
A 2014 Miss World contestant has been reported missing days before the start of the pageant.
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…
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.
Welp, this is awkward.
On Sunday night, the utterly meaningless Miss USA pageant aired, and a soon-to-be-forgotten woman from Nevada won the title. But America's fickle fascination has been, for several successive minutes, fixated on a woman who didn't come close to making the final cut: Miss Indiana, a woman who audiences were relieved to…
On Sunday, the Miss USA pageant title was awarded to a 24-year-old woman who is a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Only one woman entered the Miss Tibet competition this year.
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.
In March, Jezebel exclusively reported on the dirty dealings behind the scenes of Donald Trump's Miss USA pageant — specifically the organization's involvement with one recruiter who is, by all accounts and allegations, a sexual predator and scam artist. Eight months later, one of the victims we spoke with, Ashleigh…