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Allegations of rigging in the Miss USA pageant

Sheena Monnin (alternatively described as Shannon Minnon), a contestant in the Miss USA 2012 pageant, has been in the news lately for resigning as Miss Pennsylvania after claiming that the Miss USA pageant is fixed.  Monnin also expressed her disappointment with the mockery made of similar pageants when the parent company managing the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants allowed a male-to-female transsexual to participate in the Miss Universe Canada 2012 pageant.


Miss Universe Canada pageant leads the way

The participation of Jenna Talackova,  a male-to-female transsexual, in the latest Miss Universe Canada pageant is a milestone in the march of prominent beauty pageants toward freak shows, though judging by the looks of the contestants in recent years, this may be the first prominent case, not the first of its kind.


Pearls before swine (Matthew 7:6) for the uninitiated: the case of Caroline (Carrie) Michelle Prejean

Carrie Prejean

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine,
lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. (Matthew 7:6)


Stephanie Naumoska: thinness not enough for high-fashion modeling

Stephanie Naumoska

Stephanie Naumoska was a contestant in the Miss Universe-Australia pageant.  Her very thin figure generated controversy.  At 5-foot-11, she reportedly weighed in at 108 pounds.  One look at her and I knew that I needed to discuss her looks, but not because of her thinness.

The 2004 Miss Poland beauty pageant: a poor choice for discerning what makes women super attractive

Another useless study has been published in a peer-reviewed journal, with the title “Body mass index and waist: hip ratio are not enough to characterize female attractiveness.”(1)  Duh!  Amazingly, even the editor and peer-reviewers allowed this title.

Gay fest in full bloom at the Miss World 2006 beauty pageant

This should have been posted months ago, but better late than never.  I need to post this before addressing the recently concluded Miss World 2007 pageant.


Masculinized women in the 2007 Miss Universe beauty pageant

Some pictures of the more masculine contestants in the Miss Universe 2007 pageant are featured here.


Masculinized women among Miss USA 2007 contestants

Mostly a compilation of the more masculine contestants in the upcoming Miss USA 2007 beauty pageant, to be held March 23, 2007...


The 2006 Miss USA beauty pageant: are beauty queens supposed to look like prostitutes?

Margaret Burnquist


The physique of Tara Conner, Miss USA 2006

A previous entry addressed the face of Tara Conner, Miss USA 2006; this entry addresses her physique.



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