This Miss America contestant was asked about NFL kneeling protests — and her answer earned her a win

“It’s very important that we also have to take into consideration that it is not about kneeling: It is absolutely about police brutality.”

Miss America eliminated the swimsuit competition. So now what?

There are many other ways this competition could modernize.

Why former Miss America Mallory Hagan says her congressional run is not an anti-Trump campaign

Former Miss America Mallory Hagan appears to be the perfect midterm foil for Trump, the erstwhile beauty pageant owner who faces multiple allegations of mistreating contestants.

We asked experts to grade Marvel Comics’ diversity efforts over the last three years

This comes on the heels of the company's 'Legacy' launch, which reverts several iconic characters to their tried-and-true roots.
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Miss Texas on Trump’s Charlottesville response: “It was very obvious that it was a terrorist attack”

Miss Texas Morgana Wood delivered a blistering takedown of President Donald Trump's response to the terrorist attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Miss America 2017 livestream: Here's how to watch Sunday's finals

How to watch Miss America 2017 online.

Get to know Miss Missouri, Erin O'Flaherty, Miss America's first out gay contestant

Here's everything you need to know about Erin O'Flaherty.
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Karlie Hay and the Miss Teen USA Controversy Proves Beauty Pageants Are the Worst — Again

Beauty pageants have a racist history that you might not have known about.
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Steve Harvey Miss Universe Mix-Up Has Twitter on the Defense

Twitter users let Steve Harvey know it's not too late now to say sorry.

Miss America Organizers Apologize After Miss Puerto Rico Goes on Anti-Islam Twitter Rant

20-year-old Destiny Vélez also endorsed Donald Trump, who used to own a rival pageant.

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This Badass Pageant Shows Miss America What True Beauty Really Looks Like

This is the kind of pageant we should be celebrating.
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Miss Universe's Transformer Costume Weirdly Transformative

Optimus Prime, for the win.

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Mic Check: A Simple Explanation Of the Bank in Charge Of Saving the Economy

Today's PolicyMic newsletter, featuring analysis of the world's top news and a collection of links from around the web.

Miss America 2014: Go Home Bigots, You’re Drunk

While many viewers celebrated with her, the newly-crowned Miss America's Indian heritage drew racist commentary from the far reaches of the internet in a digital display of antiquated bigotry.

What I Say to Miss America, And Anyone Who Still Thinks Women’s Beauty Is Only Bikini-Deep

Should we care that the largest benefactor of women’s scholarships ranks women based on what they look like in a bathing suit? Hum, yes.

Nina Davuluri: Ignore the Haters, Miss America

People are already heaping the hate on Indian-American Miss America winner Nina Davuluri. But should we care?

Erika Harold: Miss America 2003 Running For Congress, But Can She Win?

Erika Harold, Miss America 2003, has tossed her crown aside to run for Congress. Will she have to rely on her pretty face and her title to get elected?