Stick-thin, Stripper shoes, and Slick bodies: My Random Reflections on Miss Universe 2014

It might be because I am 30+ weeks pregnant and I was so tired after a dinner out with my husband I fell asleep before it even fully aired (full disclosure: given the time change and tape delay I actually looked up the results before I even went to dinner), but I found this year’s […]

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Bikini Babes: Olympic Gold and Pageant Bling

Last week some pageant bling helped me get into the holiday spirit. Take a look at these amazing/atrocious gowns from the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant and tell me they don’t make you think of a) A Christmas Tree and b) A Mrs. Claus outfit gone wrong. (Well, actually only if Mrs. Claus was a part-time […]

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The “Cool” Power of Pageantry

This morning I was on NECN’s Morning Show talking about the controversy surrounding the Indian Land Elementary Warrior School Pageant— a child beauty pageant meant to be a fundraiser in South Carolina that was ultimately canceled after parent protests. You can read more of my thoughts on “Parents against pageants” by clicking here.  In a […]

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A New England Beauty Queen: Miss Rhode Island wins Miss USA at Last

The drought is over. It’s been 61 years and Rhode Island finally got a Miss USA (note they haven’t yet had a Miss America). Last night Olivia Culpo was crowned Miss USA. I had a lot of fun watching the pageant (and live tweeting) and RI was a standout from the beginning. Her gown was […]

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