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We’d like to start by saying we had no idea pageant hopefuls actively submitted applications (complete with video!) in order to compete. We kind of just thought they made their lifelong way from Little Miss Sunshine to Miss Teen Omaha to, if they’re lucky, Miss State-They’re-From. But, thanks to one New York applicant’s absolutely hilarious video, we now know we were wrong.
When Cynthia de la Vega took second place in the Nuestra Belleza Mexico beauty contest last year, she won the chance to represent her country in the upcoming Miss World pageant. But after gaining a few pounds, Mexico has stripped her of her crown.
Meet Eden Wood. At the ripe young age of six and with 300 wins under her sash, Wood has announced her retirement from the beauty pageant circuit. Wood made a name for herself on the much maligned (though certainly addictive) TLC reality show, “Toddlers & Tiaras” — the show on which one can watch the under-five set model Madonna-esque cone bras, while overbearing stage mothers force their terrified toddlers to get their eyebrows waxed and bleach their teeth.
Another week, another episode of Toddlers & Tiaras, and another horrifying act of child cruelty. While there were no cone bras this time, there was an absolutely terrified five-year-old whose mother forced her to get her eyebrows waxed.
Meet Kayla Martell. Come Saturday, she may just be our country’s first bald Miss America.
Beauty pageants are scandalous. We’re not talking that-contestant-posed-naked scandalous, we’re talking full-on-world-conflict scandalous. And the controversy swirling around last weekend’s Miss World pageant makes Miss Congeniality‘s premise seem small time.
Normally, when we think of the sartorial choices at the Miss Universe pageant, over-sequined evening gowns and and tired pastel-colored bikinis are the first things that come to mind. But let us not forget that at this level of competition, contestants have to represent their nations as well as themselves, and one of the many ways they do that is by wearing a national costume.
15-year-old beauty queen Olivia O’Neil never realized the color of her hair could cost her the beloved crown she won only three months earlier as Miss Teen Wanganui. But when Facebook photos surfaced of her sporting a dark brown ‘do, as opposed to her usual blonde locks, things went awry.
Angie Sanclemente Valencia, a 31-year-old former beauty queen, has been arrested in Argentina on charges of leading a drug trafficking ring.