Miss America

Nia Franklin

Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America Are All Black Women for the First Time in History

For the first time in history , all three crown-holders for America’s top beauty pageants – Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America – are black women. No year in pageant history has shown three, simultaneous black winners, and at the pageants’ beginnings in the 1920s, women of color weren’t even...
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Miss America Ends Swimsuit and Evening Wear Competition

Miss America is dropping its famous swimsuit and evening wear competitions. In fact, contestants won't be judged on their physical appearance at all. Miss America Board of Directors Chair Gretchen Carlson made the announcement Tuesday on ABC’s Good Morning America. “We are no longer a pageant,”...
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