Topic: miss america

Being Miss Omaha Helped Me Be An Awesome Stripper

Being Miss Omaha Helped Me Be An Awesome Stripper

Yes, I competed in a Miss America local, and a state preliminary. This was when I was young, innocent and assumed that I had no other game plan than to become Miss America. That did not happen, instead I went a on a wayward, yet interesting path to eventually figure out what I was going to do with my life. What I did learn from competing in pageants? It made me a damn good stripper! More »

What Does the Shoe Representing Your Home State Look Like?

What Does the Shoe Representing Your Home State Look Like?

The Miss America pageant is being held tonight in Las Vegas. To prepare for the event, the Paris casino featured custom pairs of shoes inspired by each of the states and designed in part by the Misses themselves. This AP article gives us a couple of details – the Connecticut shoe had a basketball hoop on it as a shoutout to the UConn women’s basketball team; the Louisiana shoe had a Mardi Gras theme – but a sad dearth of pictures. I’m going to assume that the shoe for my home state of North Carolina featured a heel shaped like a giant cigarette. More »