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On Sunday night, I sat down in front of the TV with a slice of pepperoni pizza as Miss America 2016 started. Typically, I tend to avoid programs like this because I seriously take issue with the homogenized look of every woman up there. This year the parade of skinny, tan, fit, bathing suit-clad women walked along to Worth It by Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink featuring lyrics like “Give it to me, I’m worth it. Read More
  When we think of beauty pageants, we think of doe eyes, blond ringlets, and tiny waists; the bizarre ritual of choosing the most beautiful woman in the room seems antiquated and oppressive. But it turns out that prior to Women’s Liberation, pageantry was an even more surreal and shocking part of the American experience, and the queens provide insight into their contemporary social and political climate, cataloging the strange ways in which women were expected to express Western ideals of feminine beauty and grace. Read More
Last night, Nina Davuluri was crowned Miss America 2014. Yet, the aspiring cardiologist and Syracuse, New York native isn’t receiving the kind of congratulations customary. The reason? She’s Indian-American.  The second the crown touched her head, everyone with a Twitter account and an IQ of less than 65 took to the internet to voice their outrage at the fact that a “terrorist” had just won the Miss America title. You heard me. Being non-white apparently = being a terrorist these days! Don't worry guys, she says she's not a racist so it's cool. Lol. Read More
Miss Congeniality was a fantastic movie, but I'm already thinking that the drama unfolding in the real world would make for a great screenplay. Picture it: an overbearing millionaire goes after a beauty queen scorned by the media for her supposedly close-minded views as she tries to smear the entire pageant itself. Drama! Blame!  Spray tans! The Miss America pageant has gone ugly with the recent developments involving its co-owner Donald Trump and the former Miss Pennsylvania, who renounced her crown on the grounds that, in her opinion, the pageant is rigged. Read More