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Pretty Ugly: The Biggest Beauty Pageant Controversies

Pretty Ugly: The Biggest Beauty Pageant Controversies

Originally posted 07/08/2014 12:00PM

It's not all roses and tiaras for these lovely ladies: look back at some of the major missteps these Misses have made

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Miss Idaho Will Wear Her Insulin Pump on Stage at Miss America

Miss Idaho Will Wear Her Insulin Pump on Stage at Miss America

Originally posted 09/14/2014 02:30PM

"Growing up, I never wanted to be Miss America, but I knew I wanted to make a difference," says Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison, who will compete in Sunday's Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Miss Ohio Wants to Be First Ventriloquist in 50 Years to Win Miss America

Miss Ohio Wants to Be First Ventriloquist in 50 Years to Win Miss America

Originally posted 09/13/2014 04:30PM

Miss Ohio is no dummy. But her performance partner, Roxy? That's an entirely different story.

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Kathy Ireland Shows Off Her Secret Burping Talent (Video)

Originally posted 09/13/2014 08:05AM

Add a new talent to supermodel Kathy Ireland's portfolio: burping.

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Pageant Problems: 'Too Old' Miss Delaware Files Lawsuit

Ousted Miss Delaware Amanda Longacre Sues Pageant

Originally posted 07/17/2014 12:30PM

A woman stripped of her Miss Delaware title last month for being too old is suing state pageant officials and the Miss America organization.

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What's Next for Dethroned Miss Florida Elizabeth Fechtel?

Dethroned Miss Florida: 'I'm Going to Be Fine'

Originally posted 06/30/2014 07:30PM

It's a call that every pageant winner dreads.

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Miss Florida Loses Her Crown in Another Beauty Pageant Mix-Up

Miss Florida Elizabeth Fechtel Loses Her Crown in Another Beauty Pageant Mix-Up

Originally posted 06/28/2014 05:45PM

Beauty pageant winners in Delaware and Florida lost their crowns this week in separate, unrelated mix-ups.

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Ex-Miss Delaware to Keep Prize Money After Losing Crown for Being Too Old

Ex-Miss Delaware Gets to Keep Scholarship Money After Losing Crown for Being Too Old

Originally posted 06/28/2014 03:30PM

Amanda Longacre, who was stripped of the title of Miss Delaware 2014 on Tuesday after pageant officials determined that she was too old, has received some good news – she's getting to keep the scholarship money she won along with the title.

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Miss Delaware Stripped of Crown for Being Too Old

Miss Delaware Stripped of Crown Because Officials Say She Is Too Old

Originally posted 06/27/2014 12:55PM

Age is not just a number for beauty queens.

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Miss America Asks School Not to Punish Boy Who Asked Her to Prom

Miss America Asks School Not to Punish Boy Who Asked Her to Prom

Originally posted 04/21/2014 08:40AM

Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.

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