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  • Miss North Dakota Cara Mund crowned new Miss America

    09/10/2017 8:45:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 64 replies
    CBS ^ | September 10, 2017 | CBS
    North Dakota's Cara Mund claimed the crown as Miss America 2018 during Sunday night's competition at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, former Miss Arkansas, placed the crown on the 23-year-old teary-eyed successor's head as the new Miss America accepted applause and cheers from the audience and judges. Miss North Dakota emerged victorious through a series of swimsuit and talent contests, onstage speeches and two rounds of interviews by judges. In one of her onstage interviews, Mund said President Trump, a Republican, was wrong to withdraw the U.S. from the climate accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas...
  • Miss America Contestants Asked to Condemn President Trump

    09/11/2017 7:10:30 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies
    Miss America Contestants Asked to Condemn President Trump By Karen Townsend | September 10, 2017 11:55 PM EDT Though the ominous feeling of concern for those in the path of Hurricane Irma in Florida hung heavy in the air, the show must go on. Miss America 2018 on ABC aired September 10th and throughout the show, donations for hurricane relief were solicited for those affected in both Texas and Florida. Never fear, though. Politics dominated the final question competition and yes, it was all about President Trump. Breaking with the tradition of one question per finalist in the final round...
  • Miss America gets Political! Miss North Dakota, 23, takes the Crown after Telling Judges [Trunc]

    09/11/2017 5:47:08 AM PDT · by Cecily · 55 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 10, 2017
    Miss North Dakota, a 23-year-old who said President Donald Trump was wrong to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, was named Miss America 2018 Sunday night in Atlantic City. Cara Mund topped a field of 51 contestants to win the crowd in the New Jersey seaside resort, where most of the 97 Miss Americas have been selected. In one of her onstage interviews, Mund said Trump was wrong to withdraw the U.S. from the climate accord aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming. Multiple questions revolved around the political climate and President...
  • Miss America 2018: 10 contestants to watch at the Atlantic City pageant

    09/10/2017 3:20:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    It may be a fool's errand to try to predict who will win the 2018Miss Americapageant,even if you do care about the Atlantic City show, which airs 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10 on ABC. (Given the musical selections of the event over the past few years, "A Calvin Harris/Coldplay song" would be the most accurate guess.) But here are some top picks anyway, given our coverage of pageant happeningsthis week at Boardwalk Hall. These contestants may not triumph over the rest of the 51
  • Woman who is set to become the first transgender contestant at the Miss Montana USA pageant says

    09/10/2017 8:50:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 94 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 8 2017 | Clemence Michallon
    Complete Headline: Woman who is set to become the first transgender contestant at the Miss Montana USA pageant says President Trump's motivated her to 'step up' and 'instill hope' in the trans community Anita Green, 26, will compete as part of the Miss Montana USA pageant on Sunday in Missoula University Of Montana grad made history last year by becoming the first openly transgender person elected as national delegate to a nominating convention She has thought about entering the pageant in the past but decided it was time after Donald Trump was elected president last year 'I wanted to be...
  • Meet the 51 gorgeous women competing for the 2018 Miss America crown

    09/08/2017 4:58:33 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 171 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 8, 2017
    The 2018 Miss America Competition takes place this Sunday. 51 women from Alabama to Wyoming will compete for the crown in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 97th annual competition willair on ABC Sunday, September 10 at 9 p.m. and be hosted by "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison andESPN's Sage Steele. Jordin Sparks, Maria Menounos, and Molly Sims will be amoung the event's celebrity judges. Before thecompetition kicks off, get to know the women who will be vyingfor the crown.
  • Senate Panel To Hear Testimony From Businessman Targeted By Trump Dossier Firm

    07/12/2017 10:41:58 PM PDT · by Fedora · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A London-based businessman who was investigated last year by the opposition research firm behind the so-called Trump dossier will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, The Daily Caller has learned.Bill Browder says that he will “definitely” be testifying about a complaint he filed with the Justice Department last year in which he accused Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier, and a former Soviet intelligence officer named Rinat Akhmetshin of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a law requiring agents of foreign governments to disclose their lobbying and consulting work.Founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn...
  • Miss conservative! African-American nuclear chemist who 'doesn't like to call herself a feminist'

    05/15/2017 7:18:32 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 8 replies ^ | 14 May 2017 | Abigail Miller For and AP
    An African-American nuclear chemist from Washington, DC, won the 2017 edition of Miss USA on Sunday night after telling the audience about her conservative political viewpoints. Kra McCullough, a 25-year-old nuclear chemist who works for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told the audience how she doesn't necessarily view herself as a feminist and said that health care is a privilege and not a right. She also won plaudits for wearing her hair natural and curly throughout the competition. The event, which featured beauties from each state and the nation's capital outfitted in dazzling dresses and swimsuits, came to an end...
  • Miss DC wins Miss USA Pageant After Dissing Man-Hating Feminism SJW Suffer Meltdown

    05/15/2017 4:53:24 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough was crowned the new Miss USA Sunday in Las Vegas. The beauty works in the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a chemist. Tonight during the question and answer section Kara told the audience healthcare is a privilege and not a right and that creating jobs is important. She said feminism is man-hating. Hah! Beauty and brains. She is amazing!
  • IN PHOTOS: Miss Universe 2016 candidates in their national costumes

    01/30/2017 6:55:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 77 replies
    Rappler ^ | January 29, 2017 | Staff
    After working the stage in their swimsuits and evening gowns, the 86 candidates of Miss Universe 2016 had some fun as they showed off their national costumes to the audience at the Mall of Asia on Thursday, January 26.
  • Miss Iceland quits after being told she has too much fat

    10/30/2016 7:57:10 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 83 replies
    RT ^ | 10-27-2016 | Jorn Comely
    Miss Iceland announced she is quitting the Miss Grand International beauty contest in Las Vegas after being told she has too much fat. Arna r Jnsdttir wrote a letter to the organization informing them of her decision after she was told to lose weight if she wanted to stand a chance to win. The 20-year old shared the letter on Instagram. I am a very strong woman, but sometimes my strength isnt enough, it read.
  • Miss USA 2005 defends Trump: He has always been respectful

    10/17/2016 12:59:44 PM PDT · by GilGil · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/16/2016 | Chelsea Cooley Altman
    Chelsea Cooley Altman speaks out on 'America's Newsroom'
  • Former Miss Universe done giving interviews about 'fat-shaming' after life story unravels

    10/06/2016 9:31:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 55 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 6, 2016 | Francesca Chambers
    Former Miss Universe says she's done giving interviews about 'fat-shaming' after life story unravels: 'We will not be discussing the Trump subject any further' Alicia Machado will not give any more interviews on the way Trump treated her She blasted Trump for 'launching insults and are attempting to revive slanders and false accusations about my life, in order to humiliate, intimidate, and unbalance me. 'These attacks are cheap lies with bad intentions,' she said in a statement After Hillary Clinton put a spotlight on Machado's strife with Trump, the 39-year-old's dirty laundry spilled out into the public clip After Hillary...
  • Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields named Miss America 2017

    09/12/2016 2:30:02 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 35 replies
    MSN AP ^ | September 11, 2016
    Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields won the Miss America pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City. She topped a field of 52 contestants to win the crown and the title of Miss America 2017, succeeding the outgoing Miss America Betty Cantrell. Shields performed a jazz dance to a song from the TV show "Smash," for which she won a preliminary competition earlier in the week. During the onstage interview portion of the competition, she was asked what she thought of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, one of several political questions asked of the contestants. "Both of the contestants have done a good...
  • Miss America's First Ever Openly Lesbian Contestant Makes Stage Appearance

    09/08/2016 10:44:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 09:32 EST, 8 September 2016 | By ASSOCIATED PRESS
    The first ever openly lesbian Miss America contestant took the stage for the first time during the second night of the preliminary competition on Wednesday. Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty, 23, strutted her stuff during the swimsuit competition and spoke about National Suicide Prevention Week during her on stage question. Miss Maryland Hannah Brewer and Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields won the night's preliminary contests in the swimsuit and talent portion. Brewer won the swimsuit competition, while Shields nabbed the talent portion after jazz dancing to They Just Keep Moving The Line, a song from former NBC show Smash. 'We were just...
  • Lesbian contestant ready to compete for Miss America crown

    09/06/2016 12:07:20 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 93 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/6/2016 | AP
    Miss Missouri, Erin O Flaherty, will compete for the Miss America crown this weekend as the first openly lesbian contestant.
  • Newly crowned Miss Teen USA from Texas admits she made mistake after using racial slurs online

    07/31/2016 5:51:53 PM PDT · by drewh · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 18:01 EST, 31 July 2016 | UPDATED: 18:04 EST, 31 July 2016 | staff report
    The winner of this year's Miss Teen USA has admitted her mistake after being slammed for a series of racially offensive posts sent from her Twitter account Karlie Hay, 18, of Tomball, Texas, was given the crown Saturday at a lavish ceremony in Las Vegas. But shortly after the pageant ended, a Twitter user posted a screenshot of tweets that included the N-word, that Hay had sent to some of her friends in January 2014 and July 2013. Soon, many had taken to Twitter to express their concern that somebody who had posted racially offensive sentiments had just been billed...
  • Miss Florida USA 2017 Stripped of Her Title Just Days After Winning

    07/27/2016 1:44:33 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 39 replies
    MSN People ^ | July 27, 2016
    Genesis Davila won the crown at the Miss Florida USA 2017 on July 16, but was stripped of her title just days later for violating the competition rules. According to Grant Gravitt, the pagaent's executive director, Davila, 24, defied policy by using professional hair and makeup artists for the show.
  • Miss Teen USA Is Eliminating the Swimsuit Portion

    06/29/2016 12:58:07 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | June 29, 2016
    The 2016 Miss Teen USA pageant will feature one major change from the previous years competitions: USA Today reports that it will be eliminating the swimsuit portion. The pageant had previously required the contestants, aged 1419, to walk across the stage in a bikini to "show off the athleticism of the competitors.
  • Miss Teen USA pageant replaces swimsuits with athletic wear

    06/29/2016 10:41:21 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 47 replies
    The Miss Teen USA pageant is dropping the swimsuit portion of its competition. This decision reflects an important cultural shift we're all celebrating...