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Miss USA

Halima Aden Becomes First Somali-American to Compete in Miss Minnesota Beauty Pageant

Miss Minnesota USA contestant Halima Aden, 19, opened the swimsuit portion of the pageant with cheers and applause as she walked out in a burkini. Read More »

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 »

4 Lessons We Can All Learn From Miss USA Deshauna Barber

Whether you watched the pageant or not, you probably have heard a thing or two about Deshauna Barber — or Miss District of Columbia — and her recent Miss USA win. Read More »