Miss Michigan calls out the Flint water crisis for Miss America 2019.

Miss Michigan shames her state for Flint’s water crisis during pageant

She may not have won Miss America, but she did win over hearts.

On Sep 10, 2018 by Samantha Grasso

Miss Massachusetts contestant Maude Gorman resigns her crown after #MeToo was mocked during the pageant.

Miss Massachusetts contestant resigns after #MeToo mocked onstage

The sexual assault survivor isn't here for the mockery.

On Jul 9, 2018 by Samantha Grasso

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Former Miss America contestants react to CEO’s misogynist emails

Former contestants say Haskell's emails don't reflect the values of the Miss America Organization.

On Dec 22, 2017 by Tess Cagle

Cara Mund, Miss America 2018

The new Miss America had some scathing words for President Trump

She took him down—then won the crown.

On Sep 11, 2017 by Ana Valens

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Openly gay contestant makes history for Miss America

Another reason to tune in.

On Sep 6, 2016 by Brianna Holt

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Why ‘The View’ hosts apologized to the nurses of America

They thought they could get away with it, but #NursesUnite wasn't having it.

On Sep 16, 2015 by Marisa Kabas

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Something of substance actually happened at the Miss America pageant

Kelley Johnson has more than a flaming baton.

On Sep 14, 2015 by Marisa Kabas

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Donald Trump isn’t the only problem with the Miss USA pageant

Don’t just #DumpTrump. Dump Miss USA, too.

On Jul 3, 2015 by Derrick Clifton

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I’m a feminist who loves Miss America and that’s OK

Just like Miss America 2015 winner Kira Kazantsev, there's way more to the much-maligned beauty pageant than meets the eye. 

On Sep 16, 2014 by EJ Dickson

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Miss America may not cosplay, but don’t you dare call her fake

Bloggers got swept away by a fake photo and a convenient narrative about Nina Davuluri's geekiness.

On Sep 23, 2013 by Aja Romano

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Miss America gave the Internet a crash course in history, geography, and race

You probably know by now that America’s new beauty queen, New York’s Nina Davuluri, is Indian. And not everyone is happy about that.

On Sep 16, 2013 by Aja Romano

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The Hater: Ranking the 2012 Miss America contestants on YouTube

The contestants for the 2012 Miss American Pageant posted a total 53 vignettes to YouTube. The Hater ranks the top 7 "in order of their fathers' disappointment."

On Jan 4, 2012 by Jordan Valinsky