Beauty pageants

In this In this photo released by the El Salvador Presidential Press Office, Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele swears in Milena Mayorga as the country's next ambassador to the U.S., at Government House, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. A top 10 finalist in the 1996 Miss Universe pageant, Mayorga is a political neophyte with no previous diplomatic experience, having been elected to congress for the first time in 2018. (El Salvador Presidential Press Office via AP)
September 26, 2020 - 1:31 pm
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's next ambassador to Washington is someone President Donald Trump might remember from his days as a beauty pageant boss. A photo circulating on social media Friday showed a smiling Trump locking arms with Milena Mayorga and two other contestants - Miss...
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A beauty pageant contestant, wearing a protective face mask issued by the Miss Venezuela beauty pageant, watches as her hair is styled in a Venevision television station dressing room, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Quarantine rules and social distancing has forced the contestants to train at home and online with limited access to the venue itself where strict measures are in place. The pageant is due to take place on Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
September 24, 2020 - 9:44 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — For the first time in decades of Miss Venezuela competitions, the pageant powerhouse's so-called “most beautiful night” will not be live as organizers try to put on a compelling contest virtually amid a pandemic lockdown. The storied beauty contest - Miss Venezuela has...
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Ana Marcelo, an agroindustrial engineer from the city of Esteli, poses with the crown after being chosen Miss Nicaragua, in Managua, Nicaragua, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Marcelo was crowned in front of a limited audience (two people per contestant spaced safely) plus a production crew of 85. The masks were off the contestants, but the judges wore them and were spaced at a safe distance. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
August 09, 2020 - 11:42 am
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — For four months, everything was virtual: the modeling and speech classes, the make-up courses and the emotional support session via videoconference. And when eight contestants vying to be Miss Nicaragua did finally start in-person practices, they did so with masks covering...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 1976 file photo, CBS sportscaster Phyllis George is seen in New York. Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70. A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday, May 14, 2020, at a Lexington hospital after a long fight with a blood disorder.(AP Photo/Suzanne Vlamis, File)
May 17, 2020 - 11:23 am
Phyllis George, the former Miss America who became a female sportscasting pioneer on CBS's “The NFL Today” and served as the first lady of Kentucky, has died. She was 70. A family spokeswoman said George died Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital after a long fight with a blood disorder. Her...
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A police officer talks to a man meditating in a beach reopened for sport activities after the lockdown measures imposed by the government in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, May 8, 2020. In last minute negotiations, Spain's government has secured enough parliamentary support to extend later on Wednesday the country's state of emergency. Spain has recorded over 25,600 deaths from the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
May 08, 2020 - 5:24 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — COVID-19 deaths spike in Ohio nursing homes. — Miss...
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Camille Schrier, of Virginia, left, reacts after winning the Miss America competition at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn., Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. At right is runner-up Miss. Georgia Victoria Hill. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 19, 2019 - 10:31 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Organizers wanted to make it clear the 99th Miss America competition isn't your grandmother's beauty pageant, and their winner did just that on Thursday. Virginia biochemist Camille Schrier won the crown just minutes after wowing the crowd with science. Dressed in a lab...
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December 18, 2019 - 4:16 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Miss Kentucky who worked as a teacher in West Virginia has admitted to exchanging sexual photos with a 15-year-old student. Ramsey BethAnn Bearse, 29, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of possessing material depicting minors in sexually explicit conduct, news...
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FILE - This Feb. 20, 2019 file photo shows Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray at a homecoming event in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Tyler Perry’s new Atlanta studio will host the 2019 Miss Universe competition, a major showcase for the sprawling complex built on a former Confederate army base. The three-hour show, hosted by Steve Harvey for the fifth year, will be broadcast live on Fox on Dec. 8. The show will end with reigning champion Gray of the Philippines crowning her successor. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
October 31, 2019 - 6:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry's new Atlanta studio will be home to the 2019 Miss Universe competition, a major showcase for the sprawling complex built on a former Confederate army base. The televised competition in which women from more than 90 countries compete for the crown of Miss Universe will...
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October 22, 2019 - 6:37 pm
SAN MATEO, Calif. (AP) — Al Burton, a TV producer whose six-decade career included an eclectic mix of beauty pageants, variety and game shows and groundbreaking comedies including "The Jeffersons" and "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman," died Tuesday. He was 91. Burton died at his home in San Mateo,...
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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2018 file photo shows Miss New York Nia Franklin, center, reacting after being named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City, N.J. The Miss America Organization says this year's pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in Uncasville, Connecticut. It will be broadcast on NBC Dec. 19, in a switch from recent broadcaster ABC. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)
July 23, 2019 - 5:27 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There she is. Here she isn't. Miss America is leaving Atlantic City for the second time, trading one casino town for another in a move that caps a whirlwind of change at the nearly century-old pageant. This year's pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in...
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