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32 Headline-Making Beauty Pageants

From Child Beauty Pageants to Prison Pageants

— April 10, 2010 — Fashion
Although beauty pageants have been around for decades, only recently--due, of course, to the sensationalizing media--have they become a parading spectacle of controversy. If you're not convinced, check out these headline-making beauty pageants.

From plastic surgery to inappropriate remarks and more, we sure like our pretty women to be entertaining as well. These headline-making beauty pageants are sure to start your day off right.
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International Beauties Promote Environment
International Beauties Promote Environment
Miss Earth 2007
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Light-Hearted Bluffs
Light-Hearted Bluffs
Live Poker Campaign
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27
Reality Pageantry
Reality Pageantry
Revamped 2009 Miss America Contest Disappointed, Despite Hype
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Pageant Firings
Pageant Firings
Carrie Prejean Loses Miss California Title
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25
Changes to Iconic Pageants
Changes to Iconic Pageants
Reality Show-Inspired Contest Crowns Katie Stam As New Miss America
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24
Miss S. Carolina Impersonators
Miss S. Carolina Impersonators
YouTube Spoofs
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23
Depth of Beauty Pageant
Depth of Beauty Pageant
Where Inner Beauty Counts
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22
Policewoman Pageants
Policewoman Pageants
Don't Miss out on the Miss Belarus Detective 2010 Competition
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21
Pageant Queen Comebacks
Pageant Queen Comebacks
Carrie Prejean Keeps Miss California Title, Angers Perez Hilton
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20
Peculiar Pageant Responses
Peculiar Pageant Responses
Miss Panama Channels Miss Teen South Carolina
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19
Miss Universe Makeovers
Miss Universe Makeovers
Japanese Competition Shows Off Updated Styles
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18
Delight in Stupidity
Delight in Stupidity
Miss South Carolina Fumbles at Miss Teen USA; 1.5 Million Youtubers Enjoy
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Pageant Kidtography
Pageant Kidtography
Meghan Petersen 'Beauty Pageant' Project Takes You Behind the Scenes
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16
Fake Beauty Pageants
Fake Beauty Pageants
Katie Price Appears at London's Clothes Show After Divorce
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15
Pageant Fallouts
Pageant Fallouts
Shanna Moaker Resigns Over Carrie Prejean Fiasco
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14
Prison Pageants
Prison Pageants
Russian Women's Jail Puts on Biker Chic Beauty Contest for Inmates
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13
Ugly Pageants
Ugly Pageants
The Award for the Ugliest Icelandic Native Goes to...
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12
Blogger Launches Inmate Beauty Contest
Blogger Launches Inmate Beauty Contest
Winner Gets Bail!
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11
Ice Carving Beauty Queens
Ice Carving Beauty Queens
Dominique Colell Carves Cool Sculptures Using a Chainsaw
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10
Glam Pink Garters
Glam Pink Garters
Miss Universe Contestant Shocks With Leg-Bearing Looks
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9
Miss England Told to Gain Weight
Miss England Told to Gain Weight
Next Miss World To Have Curves
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8
Online Beauty Bullying
Online Beauty Bullying
Mean Facebook Comment Inspires Lowri Ryland to Get Nose Job
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7
Brainy Beauty Pageants
Brainy Beauty Pageants
Nuclear Energy Hotties Enter Russia's "Miss Atom" Contest
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6
Child Beauty Pageants
Child Beauty Pageants
'High Glitz' by Susan Anderson Gives a Glimpse of Pint-Sized Glamor
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5
Offbeat Beauty Contests
Offbeat Beauty Contests
Transvestite Pageants
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4
Bald is Beautiful
Bald is Beautiful
Miss Tanzania Has No Hair
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3
Falling at Miss Universe
Falling at Miss Universe
Miss USA 2008 Stumbles, Miss Venezuela Wins
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2
Plastic Surgery Pageants
Plastic Surgery Pageants
Miss Plastic Hungary Contestants Flaunt Cosmetic Enhancements
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Eccentric Beauty Pageants
Eccentric Beauty Pageants
Alternative Miss World is Quite a Colorful Competition
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