In March, Jezebel exclusively reported on the dirty dealings behind the scenes of Donald Trump's Miss USA pageant — specifically the organization's involvement with one recruiter who is, by all accounts and allegations, a sexual predator and scam artist. Show More Summary
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If you think it's weird to see Miss USA dressed as Optimus Prime as part of the Miss Universe contest, just wait until you see these 11 beauty pageants. Above is Miss Dairy Cow and while I chose that image because it's the strangest, it's hard to choose the single oddest pageant. Show More Summary
So, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant ended last night with Miss Venezuela being crowned Supreme Monarch of the Universe, but that wasn't really the highlight, judging from this picture of Miss USA Erin Brady dressed in the Optimus Prime costume your 8-year-old brain could never quite conceptualize. Read more...
If you thought you didn't need to know anything about the 2013 Miss Universe competition, you were wrong. The two things you need to know are as follows: 1. the National Costume Competition can get pretty ridiculous. 2. Miss USA proved point #1 by dressing up as a gigantic beauty queen transformer that would make Michael Bay proud.
This week saw the annual Miss Universe “costume parade,” in which women from all over the world walked the runway in costumes meant to celebrate the pride and distinctive values [...]
If you thought Miss Universe was a pointless pageant, full of boring ladies doing boring things, you might have to …
We've brought you hard-hitting coverage of the Miss Universe pageant's weird cosplay-esque section before, but this year featured something worth drawing further attention to: Miss USA dressed up as a Transformer. Read more...
You’re probably wondering what you’re looking at right now. This is what Miss USA, Erin Brady, wore for the Miss Universe national costume competition, which took place on Sunday in Moscow. (The actual pageant happens this Saturday.) Since Brady hit the stage as the “Miss USA transformer,” made by Martin Izquierdo, a costume designer for [...]
Before the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, the contestants showed off costumes representing their individual countries. For some reason, Miss USA Erin Brady dressed as a Transformer.
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Apparently the National Costume Competition of the Miss Universe Pageant is largely a crash course in cultural stereotypes. While some contestants donned more traditional clothing from their home countries, others created extravagant costumes roughly inspired by their heritage. Show More Summary
Atlanta native and gay "Idol" finalist RJ Helton will headline AIDS Walk Atlanta next month, joining with a former Miss USA as thousands of people walk Midtown to raise big bucks for HIV.
Rumored couple Olivia Culpo and Nick Jonas may have moved into “official couple” territory after they were spotted sharing a kiss at the U.S. Open. The former Miss USA was on the receiving end of a sneaky smooch from Nick at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on Tuesday. Show More Summary
For the new Fall/Winter 2013 issue of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, Karl Lagerfeld captured a pregnant Kim Kardashian. Entitled “Miss USA”, the spread’s creative direction was done by none other than Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci. The...Show More Summary
Last week, the folks at the hair company Farouk (the official hair sponsor of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants) invited me down to Cancun to their company conference to get some tips, see some products in action and bond with the lovely and sweet Miss USA herself, Erin Brady. Show More Summary
A man has been arrested at a Brooklyn homeless shelter and charged with stalking the latest Miss USA winner. Lanre Orimabogunje, 28, has been accused of stalking Miss USA Erin Brady outside her midtown Manhattan apartment. Orimabogunje...Show More Summary
Dave Kotinsky/Getty ImagesMiss USA 2013 Erin Brady Earning the title of Miss USA is no small feat. The winner must look good strutting around in a swimsuit and evening gown, all while charming the judges with her grace and personality. As...Show More Summary
This year's Miss Utah infamously bombed on stage while trying to answer a question about equal pay for women at the annual Miss USA pageant. But now, one potential Miss Utah contestant is accused of throwing actual bombs at suburban Salt Lake City homes. Show More Summary
Although the ghastly heat of last week that made Manhattan feel more like Calcutta is finally just a memory, it was hard to tear ourselves away from the wall-to-wall coverage on ‘Baby Cambridge’ (who finally has a name — Welcome George Alexander Louis!) to come to lunch at Michael’s today. Show More Summary