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AP Photo/Isaac Brekken

Arab-American Wins Miss USA Crown

Donald Trump’s Miss USA pageant represents yet another bizarre cultural spectacle involving the conflation of capitalism, sexism and nationalism topped with a sparkly tiara, but this time, the winner’s story is slightly less predictable.

Posted on May 17, 2010 READ MORE


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AP / Ng Han Guan

Chinese Police Cancel ‘Mr. Gay China’ Pageant

Chinese police dashed the hopes of eight contestants who would have vied for the title of Mr. Gay China in Beijing on Friday by shutting down the show right before it was set to start, claiming that event officials hadn’t followed the correct protocol in putting on the pageant.

Posted on Jan 15, 2010 READ MORE


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‘Daily Show’: The Pageant of the Christ

Having ignored the whole Miss California brouhaha in recent weeks, Jon Stewart finally succumbed on Tuesday night’s show, and it’s completely worth it—if only for his Donald Trump imitation.

Posted on May 13, 2009 READ MORE


Prejean and Trump
AP photo / Bebeto Matthews

Donald Trump Spares Miss California

Looks like Carrie Prejean’s opinions about gay marriage, as well as various and sundry racy snapshots in a state of undress, aren’t going to end up costing her the Miss California title. On Tuesday, Donald Trump announced that Prejean was going to continue her reign—and, shockingly, that he thought some of the photos were rather fetching.

Posted on May 12, 2009 READ MORE


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Miss California to Lose Her Tiara?

Over the course of a couple weeks, Carrie Prejean—model, Miss California and marriage moralizer—has kicked up her fair share of controversy, and now she could be in danger of losing her title for taking her crusade against gay marriage past the parameters set by her pageant contract and for posing seminude four years ago.

 

Posted on May 5, 2009 READ MORE


Prejean
AP photo / Eric Jamison

Alabama House Backs Miss California

There must be more pressing priorities on their plate, but on Thursday members of Alabama’s House of Representatives officially signaled their support for Carrie Prejean, California’s representative in Sunday’s Miss USA pageant, by passing a resolution praising Prejean for saying that marriage should be only between a man and a woman.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009 READ MORE


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