A contestant in this year’s Miss Massachusetts competition has resigned from her title, citing a skit in the pageant’s final round that mocked the #MeToo movement.
Miss America is rebranding itself, in case you were wondering.
The Miss America Organization has hired three women for leadership positions in an effort to convince the public that it cares about its contestants.
Sam Haskell, the former CEO of the Miss America Organization, stepped down after his emails fat and slut-shaming the contest winner leaked. Former Miss Americas were gathered together in some sort of Justice League situation to help pick a new leader. They’ve spoken: Gretchen Carlson is their new pageant mom.
In what is, unfortunately, some unsurprising news, Sam Haskell, the CEO of the Miss America Organization, made disparaging and offensive comments about the bodies and sexual history of Miss America winners.
With everything going on in the news, you’d be forgiven for forgetting that the Miss America pageant aired on Sunday night. Miss North Dakota took home the crown, but Miss Texas, Margana Wood, is the real winner with her response to a question about Donald Trump, a cursed skeleton held together by spoiled cold cuts.
Erin O’Flaherty is 2016's Miss Missouri, and she’s on her way to Atlantic City for the Miss America pageant on Sunday. And she’s gay! Hurray!
Missouri has crowned its first openly gay pageant contestant, 23-year-old Erin O’Flaherty.
Miss America requires its contestants to be legally single. But what about the married beauty queen wannabes—who no longer qualify for the big leagues, but still want to wear the sash and crown?
The View’s Joy Behar is facing the wrath of thousands of angry nurses after she questioned why Miss America contestant and nurse Kelley Johnson was wearing “a doctor’s stethoscope” onstage during her monologue. Bad move, Joy.
“To Harrah’s. HARRAH’S!” slurred the woman getting on the mostly empty Greyhound bus to Atlantic City at 4 pm on Sunday. The bus smelled like Port Authority and cleaning fluid. Its limited riders were an array of earth’s varietals only visible on mass land transit: an exhausted traveler returning home to New Jersey…
Miss Vermont 2015 Alayna Westcom will be showing off a very special talent during the third night of the Miss America Pageant Thursday: science! Specifically, the scientific ability humans have to blow stuff up.
The Miss America Pageant airs this coming Sunday on ABC, and joining host Chris Harrison, co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet, “Music Curator” Nick Jonas and “celebrity judges” Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Danica McKellar, Kevin O’Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya, will be Vanessa Williams. Before she was a famous actress and…
Today’s the anniversary of a lovely summertime landmark: The 1870 opening of the initial stretch of Atlantic City boardwalk—America’s first. God, a gritty hotdog, a game of skeeball and a mild sunburn sound so appealing right now.
J. Balvin, an award-winning, Colombian-born reggaetonero who’s quite popular in the United States as well as internationally, has pulled out of his Miss USA performance in protest of Donald Trump’s ongoing racism towards Mexicans and other Latin Americans. “Ay vamos,” indeed.
Gretchen Carlson has released a new memoir called Getting Real (note that she has chosen the type of memoir title favored by politicians and celebrities: vague and boringly cheeky, as her Fox News show is called The Real Story) and to promote it, she’s doing all the talk shows. What they end up asking her about is her…
Bess Myerson, public servant, presidential advisor, and the first and only Jewish Miss America, died on December 14th at the age of 90. The New York Times released an obituary Monday, reigniting public interest in a woman who lived loudly despite the traps of disadvantage—economic, religious, gender—that sought to…
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…