Hello, and welcome to our web site! I was Miss Kansas America , and can tell you first hand that being a part of pageants is a rewarding and life changing experience. During my year as Miss Kansas, I had the honor of traveling throughout the state meeting with many interesting and wonderful people. Looking back, I realize that my year as Miss Kansas will always be one of the most dynamic and positive experiences in my life. However, I also realize that even if I had never won the actual title, I would still be a stronger, more confident, self-assured, and goal oriented person simply as a result of my participation in pageants.
Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America on making history together - CBS News
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Vanessa Williams became the first black woman to win the Miss America title in Last week, for the first time, black women wore the crowns of all three major pageants simultaneously. The three wins have become a powerful symbol of how much American views on beauty have evolved from a past marred by racism and gender stereotypes, even as black women leaders are still severely underrepresented in other fields, like corporate America or in Congress. Franklin said on Saturday.
Miss USA 2019: What's the Difference Between Miss USA vs. Miss America?
On Thursday, contestants will showcase their talent, knowledge and poise in hopes of being named Miss USA, not to be confused with Miss America, which is an entirely separate pageant. Over the years, pageants faced criticism for being superficial competitions, which send the message to young girls that in order to be valued, you must be beautiful. The dominant focus of the backlash was the swimsuit competition on the basis it deterred anyone who didn't feel comfortable standing on stage in a swimsuit from entering the pageant. This led Miss America eliminating the swimsuit portion in , 67 years after that part of the competition led to the creation of Miss USA. Yolanda Betbeze, who was crowned 's Miss America, refused to pose in a bathing suit for Catalina Swimwear..
You could be among these contestants! Our program is designed to be an excellent vehicle for advancing your career and personal goals. As a contestant, you will be scored in three equal categories and will participate in two exciting stage shows. Performing talent is NOT a requirement.