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

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 Projec... Read More »

Watch Vanessa Williams Finally Receives an Apology at the Miss America 2016 Pageant

Watch Vanessa Williams Finally Receives an Apology at the Miss America 2016 Pageant

By Joanna Robinson Vanessa Williams made headlines last week when she announced that 32 years after she had to resign as Miss America over nude photo... Read More »

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

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

In 1959, 20-year-old Mary Ann Mobley became Mississippi's first Miss America. But the pageant crown was only the beginning of her life's accomplishmen... Read More »

Miss America: Standards of American Beauty Over the Years

Miss America: Standards of American Beauty Over the Years

When Miss America was founded in 1921, the winner was crowned "the Golden Mermaid." Today, she's much more than a bathing suit-clad girl posing near t... Read More »

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

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 Geor... Read More »

About Face: Military Service and Miss America

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 part... Read More »