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Miss World beauty pageant scraps swimsuit competition after chairwoman Julia Morley says it 'doesn't do anything for women'

Daily Telegraph: The Miss World beauty pageant will no longer feature a swimsuit competition.

The iconic ‘bikini round’, where contestants from around the world pose in swimsuits, has been ditched by the organisers after 63 years. 143 more words


Remembering Miss America

I read today of the death of Mary Ann Mobley, the former Miss America. I wrote about her in February 2013. Back in 1959, She was the most beautiful woman my eight-year-old eyes had ever seen.  449 more words


Miss Un-American?

There are a lot of notions on what it is to be “American”. Unfortunately, many folks are marginalized and are pushed from being considered “American” because they are (including but not limited to) people of color, anything other than Christian, were not born on US soil etc. 1,001 more words


Miss America as a Role Model

Miss America is judged on the four points of the Miss America Organization; style, scholarship, service, and success. Nowhere does it say she can’t be culturally diverse or that she has to have a specific skin color. 860 more words


Reasons Why You Lost the Crown

I’ll be brief.

I’m just going to be really real on this post. It is not my intent to sound condescending, rude or arrogant, but it amazes me when some contestants get upset about losing, then talk down on the person that did. 616 more words

Beauty Pageant

Former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley Dies at 75

Actress, philanthropist and former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley died Tuesday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif., after a second battle with breast cancer, one of her daughters has announced in a statement to NBC News. 74 more words

Mississippi's First Miss America Dead at Age 75

Today, it’s hard to believe that the Miss America Pageant enthralled almost every American back in the 50s and earlier. When Mississippi’s Mary Ann Mobley took the crown in 1959 it was major news. 120 more words