This YouTuber Is Headed for the World’s Largest Trans Beauty Pageant
After being “100 percent transparent” about her transition on YouTube, Julie Vu is taking her trans advocacy to Thailand.
Miss America Used to Ban Abortion—And Still Bans Moms, Wives, and Divorcées
Even though the Miss America pageant has tried to adapt to modern sensibilities, emphasizing "female empowerment," it remains committed to an antiquated ideal of femininity.
Bold and Beautiful: Behind the Scenes at America's Biggest Trans Beauty Pageant
For the first time in its history, the Queen USA transgender beauty pageant awarded a national title. With talent from across the country and celebrity judges like Caitlyn Jenner and Kelly Osbourne, the event aims to raise funding for healthcare for...
Crowning Miss Max: Inside Brazil's Biggest Prison Beauty Pageant
Brazil is home to some of the biggest pageants in the world like Miss World and Miss Universe. Lesser known, however, is Miss Max—a beauty competition at a Sao Paolo prison.
Photos from the Miss Juggalette Beauty Pageant
A look into the only beauty pageant where talents include squirting Faygo from your vagina and rapping about suicide.
How Ireland's Inner Beauty Pageant Is Getting a Makeover
For one week in August, Ireland tunes in to watch The Rose of Tralee, the country's biggest celebration of inner beauty. Today, women in Ireland are pushing to change the pageant from the inside, but not burn it down.
Photos of LA's Cat Show People
Every few months, the Glendale Convention Center plays host to a throng of felines and their passionate, passionate owners.
Renee Zellweger Appears in Public, Sparks a Media Firestorm
The hubbub over Renee Zellweger's "new face" has taken over the internet, but why do so many people feel so strongly about making fun of <i>this</i> celebrity?
NSFW Photos of Sexy Juggalettes at the Gathering of the Juggalos
This weekend, we celebrated feminine beauty with little people, beauty queens, wrestlers, and other sexy juggalettes at the 15th annual Gathering of the Juggalos.
A Conversation with the Makers of 'Brave Miss World'
The subject of the documentary, Linor Abargil, was stabbed and raped by a man disguised as a friend. Physical and psychological recovery took years. Today Abargil travels the world encouraging women to speak out.
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Miss Camel Beauty Contest
Charlet finds herself the only woman in the desert, looking for the elusive beauty in the beast.
Meet the Guys Behind Top Cities Lists and Urban Beauty Pageants
We all know beauty pageants—cosmopolitan competitions based on beauty, makeup, and tiaras. While personality, talent, and intelligence might come second to hair and heels, that is not the case in every beauty pageant, especially when it comes to urban...