Miss America


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Miss America

annually selected most beautiful young woman in America. [Am. Hist.: Allen, 56–57]

Miss America

winner of beauty contest; femininity high among virtues desired. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 445]

Miss America

annual beauty contest features wholesome contestants. [Am. Hist.: Allen, 56–57]
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After recent revelations that the CEO of the Miss America Organization and its pageant scriptwriter were talking trash about past winners, the board fired them both and installed Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America 1989 and Fox News anchor, as its new chairwoman.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson has been named the new chairperson of the Miss America beauty pageant, becoming the first former winner to lead the organization following a scandal over lewd and sexist emails.
Former Miss America Mallory Hagan has finally opened up about the controversial emails Sam Haskell wrote about her.
That's when Yashar Ali of HuffPost broke the news that Sam Haskell, the chief executive of the Miss America Organization, wrote an email laughing along as Lewis Friedman, the televised pageant's head writer, referred to former crown-holders in the crudest, most derogatory, term for a woman's anatomy.
United States], Dec 24 (ANI): Miss America Organization CEO Sam Haskell and other top executives have resigned after backlash over an email shaming scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives.
At this time, the Miss America Pageant and one of its organizers, Lenora Slaughter, were awarding Miss America franchises to particular cities and civic groups.
EcoTools is partnering with the Miss America Organization to be the exclusive provider of cosmetic accessories to the organization.
LOUIS -- Erin O'Flaherty, 23, one of the contestants in the Miss America pageant, wants fans to know a few things about her: She was raised on a farm; she is a trained livestock judge; and she supports suicide-prevention programs.
A Fort Smith native, Eady was Miss Arkansas in 2010 and first runner-up to Nebraska's Miss America Teresa Scanlan in 2011.
Twenty-one years later, on September 9, 1945, just a week after Japan surrendered, effectively ending World War II, Myerson was crowned Miss America when the "pageant still really meant something," wrote Tablet contibutor Rachel Shukert in 2001.
LOS ANGELES -- Bess Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America and a New York political force until a series of scandals dubbed the ''Bess Mess,'' has died.
Becoming Miss America: Behind the Rhinestone Curtain offers up a memoir of the author's year as Miss America 1998, but moves beyond this year to tackle a history of the pageant and what it means to be America's 'ideal woman'.