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First Openly Gay Miss America Contestant Hopes to Give Voice to LGBTQ Community

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. The Trevor Project, reports Read More »

Mississippi’s First Miss America Dies After Battle with Breast Cancer

Mary Ann Mobley was friends with William Faulkner, performed high-flying circus acts, and acted in movies with Elvis Presley. She was not your average Miss America. Read More »

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Miss America: Standards of American Beauty Over the Years

How Miss America has evolved over the past 93 years, reflecting changing ideals on beauty and brains, style and scholarship. Read More »

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Miss America Contestant Loves Coding, Wears 3D-Printed Heels

“I feel like being a female at Tech, it’s kind of your duty to break stereotypes,” says Maggie Bridges, a senior business administration major at Georgia Tech. Read More »

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About Face: Military Service and Miss America

I fully admit it—I’m steeped in judgment about beauty pageants as an industry, and I still wrestle with assumptions about the women and girls who participate in them. Read More »