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Anything you have ever heard about pageantry has most likely exposed the good, bad and ugly aspects of the traditional practice. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the important thing to remember when expressing your views and opinions of pageant competitions is that they are not all created equal. 949 more words

Mikayla Holmgren Is The First Woman With Downs Syndrome To Compete In Miss USA State Beauty Pageant

While Mikayla Holmgren, a contestant in the Miss Minnesota USA beauty pageant on November 25, didn’t go home with the crown, she did win an even bigger prize — 22-year-old Holmgren was the… 476 more words


Giving Tuesday: $5,000 for the Kids

For Giving Tuesday, I’m excited to launch my fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network, $5,000 for the Kids. As Miss Knoxville 2018 and a local titleholder within the Miss America Organization, I have set a goal this year to raise $5,000 for CMN Hospitals here in Tennessee! 334 more words


A weekend in Bismarck ND - Miss America Homecoming

Last weekend I had a cool opportunity to go to BISMARK North Dakota to celebrate our new Miss America at her official homecoming party. As I touched down on a snowy runway I was filled with excitement and anticipation to be reunited with my Miss America sisters. 652 more words

Nicole Renard

Not Beauty, Nor Grace


The New York Radical Women were a feminist group aiming for women to reclaim themselves. They held the now famous Miss America Protest in Atlantic City in 1969. 457 more words