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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Jaeger, 25, who comes to Little Rock from KWCH in Wichita, competed in the Miss America contest two years ago.
In the September Miss America contest, Jardas established the platform "Mental Health Matters.
This column is being written in the midst of a furor stimulated by comments made by hosts of a daytime television show attempting to be funny about contestants in the Miss America contest.
It was started by Catalina Swimwear after the 1951 Miss America winner, Yolande Betbeze of Alabama, refused to pose for publicity photos in a swimsuit, causing Catalina to pull its sponsorship of the Miss America contest and start its own pageant that has been owned by Donald Trump since 1996, according to the miss usa.
Organizers of the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Pageant, the Bay State's preliminary to the Miss America contest, decided this year to move their show from Bristol Community College in Fall River, where it had been staged the past 10 years, to Worcester.
Comparisons with the more famous Miss America contest foreground their greatest similarity, that is, the way in which beauty pageants privilege the female body as the site of both feminine beauty and national identity.
The annual Miss Mississippi pageant is a traffic-stopping event in Vicksburg, and if the winner doesn't do well in the Miss America contest, well, we all know it had to be rigged.
The Miss America contest is in full swing, with two Miss North Carolinas.
Picking winners for our annual Order of Excellence in Architecture & Design contest is a lot like trying to judge the Miss America contest or decide whom to take to the Prom.
Throughout history, the bra has played an important role in not only defining our shape, but also defining our role in history - whether it was Jane Russell's feat of engineering in the film The Outlaw or the 1960s feminists burning their bras as a protest against a Miss America contest.
It's like tuning in the Miss America contest and there's your ex-girlfriend in a tiara.
NO The Miss America contest has suddenly become Beauty among the Beasts of American life.