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 resigns after #MeToo mocked onstage
The sexual assault survivor isn't here for the mockery.
On Jul 9, 2018 by Samantha Grasso
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
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
Openly gay contestant makes history for Miss America
Another reason to tune in.
On Sep 6, 2016 by Brianna Holt
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
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
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
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
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
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