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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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'.
The new Miss America won her crown after singing a Pharrell Williams song while playing with a red plastic cup, a performance she says was inspired by a similar scene in a movie.
22 ( ANI ): Indian origin Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri, who was recently targeted by racist comments on various social networking sites, has revealed that she wasn't really surprised by the hate-filled backlash to her win.
Miss America Nina Davuluri has commented on the racist remarks that followed her win in the competition on 15 September.
But if they were to be handed masters degrees, newly-crowned Miss America, Nina Davuluri, would now be a doctor in irony.
Moments after winning the 2014 Miss America crown, Nina Davuluri described how delighted she is that the nearly century-old pageant sees beauty and talent of all kinds.
Amway, a sponsor of the Miss America Organization, awarded a $50,000 scholarship to the new Miss America 2013, Mallory Hagan.
Almost a decade has passed since Gresham native Katie Harman was crowned Miss America 2002.
Sashes diagonally across their carefully chosen outfits identified them as contestants in Saturday's Miss America pageant in Las Vegas.
Before she was crowned Miss America 2003 in September of last year, Erika Harold of Urbana, Illinois, had for many years carried a message urging premarital chastity to youngsters across the Prairie State.
For the past few years I have been competing in the Miss America system and was, in fact, fourth runner-up in the Miss District of Columbia 2003 pageant.
The new Miss America is Erika Harold, a Christian woman who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois and has been accepted at Harvard Law School.