• exclusive December 17, 2021 8:23 pm

    Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles: Crowning Moment, Fishing in Alaska, and Goals

    Emma Broyles Wins the Title of 2022 Miss America at its 100TH Anniversary Competition as Alaska Claims First Ever Golden Crown, Derek Zagami exclusively spoke with her the morning after winning.

  • Miss America Organization April 8, 2021 11:01 pm

    Miss America to Be Crowned in Live Event After Virtual Year

    The Miss America organization says it plans to crown its 100th winner in December before a live audience at the Mohegan Sun casino’s arena in Connecticut

  • NBC June 5, 2019 5:10 pm

    Gretchen Carlson Steps Down as Miss America Chairwoman

    Gretchen Carlson, a former Miss America who helped eliminate the pageant’s swimsuit competition, is stepping down as board chairwoman of the Miss America Organization. She was part of an all-female leadership team that took over the pageant following an email scandal in which male leaders insulted former Miss Americas, denigrating their appearance, intelligence and even their sex lives. Carlson pushed...

  • JUDGE December 21, 2018 5:00 pm

    Lawsuit: Miss America Leaders Illegally Took Over Pageant

    A former board member and four states that have had their licenses terminated by the Miss America Organization are suing the group and its top leaders, claiming “an illegal and bad-faith takeover” of the pageant.

  • President September 7, 2018 11:14 am

    NFL Kneeling Question Helps Pick Miss America Preliminary Winner

    A question about the propriety of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem helped select one of Thursday’s preliminary winners in the Miss America competition.

  • CEO August 20, 2018 2:26 pm

    Gretchen Carlson: Miss America's Claims Cost Pageant $75K in Scholarship Money

    Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has struck back against the reigning Miss America, saying Cara Mund’s allegations that Carlson and others have bullied and silenced her has led to the loss of $75,000 in scholarship money for this year’s contestants.

  • CEO August 17, 2018 5:59 pm

    Miss America: Leadership Bullied, Manipulated, Silenced Me

    The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant’s current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson. In a letter sent Friday to former Miss Americas, Cara Mund says she decided to speak out despite the risk of punishment. Her letter is reminiscent of the movie “Mean Girls,” in which characters Gretchen and Regina bully the heroine...

  • head August 8, 2018 3:05 pm

    Miss America Head Gretchen Carlson Says Organization Needs to Heal Rift

    Gretchen Carlson, the former Fox News host now in charge of the Miss America Organization, says the organization needs to heal a rift that has seen 20 state groups call for her and other top leaders to resign. In an interview with The Associated Press that Carlson said would be her last on the subject, she said Miss America officials...

  • JUDGE June 6, 2018 2:53 am

    Local Pageant Contestants React to Miss America Dropping Swimsuit Competition

    Mixed reaction is pouring in after the Miss America Organization’s announcement that it is dropping the swimsuit competition from its nationally televised broadcast.

  • President December 28, 2017 3:45 pm

    Former Miss Americas Asked to Help Find New Leaders

    Trashed by emails sent by pageant officials, former Miss Americas may help choose the new leaders of the Miss America Organization. The group told The Associated Press Wednesday night that it is seeking the help of former Miss Americas and state directors to recommend the next generation of leaders for the pageant. In emails that were published last week by...

  • President December 27, 2017 6:48 am

    Miss America Leadership Resigns in Email Shaming Scandal

    The top leadership of the Miss America Organization, implicated in an email scandal that targeted past pageant winners for abuse based on their appearance, intellect and sex lives, resigned on Saturday, with the outgoing president apologizing to a winner whose weight he ridiculed. The president, Josh Randle, told The Associated Press his comment responding to an email to his private...

  • NBC December 23, 2017 8:18 pm

    Miss America Organization Suspends CEO Amid Email Scandal

    The Miss America Organization suspended its CEO on Friday, less than 24 hours after leaked emails surfaced showing him and others disparaging the appearance, intellect and sex lives of former Miss Americas. Sam Haskell said he will abide by the suspension, even while decrying the Huffington Post story that publicized the emails as “unkind and untrue.” “My mistake is a...

  • CEO December 22, 2017 11:29 am

    Miss America Organization Loses TV Partner Over Emails

    Dick Clark Productions says it has cut ties with the Miss America Organization over internal emails by pageant senior leadership that ridiculed past winners’ appearance, intelligence and sex lives. The Huffington Post reported Thursday that the Miss America Organization’s CEO, Sam Haskell, exchanged emails with a writer for the televised pageant and others that included harsh and sometimes vulgar comments...

  • America September 7, 2016 11:14 am

    There She Is: Out of the Closet & Ready for Miss America

    After competing in pageants for generations in the closet or working behind the scenes, gays and lesbians finally get to see one of their own take one of pageantry’s biggest stages.

  • JUDGE August 23, 2016 11:13 am

    Gold Medal-Winning Gymnast Gabby Douglas to Become a Miss America Judge

    After competing in two Olympics, it’s time for gold medalist Gabby Douglas to become the judge. The Miss America Organization announced Gabby Douglas is joining the judging panel for the 2017 Miss America competition. Musician and actress Laura Marano was also announced as a judge. “Miss America has been such an amazing event for so many years and I am...

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