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Book Review: The Secret History of Miss America

When a teen, I never missed the Miss America pageant on TV. I was fascinated with the gowns, bathing suits and responses to questions asked of the contestants, particularly as they revealed a favorite cause or charity. Viewers like me vividly remember hearing emcee Bert Parks sing, “There She Is,” as the winner paraded in front of all. Phyllis George, Lee Meriwether, Bess Myerson, Vanessa Williams and Gretchen Carlson among others became household names. But the sparkle has left many viewers like me cold, and today, the show is fighting to stay alive. What happened over the years?
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Who’s Older and Who Has a Higher Net Worth Kourtney Kardashian or Travis Barker’s Ex-Wife, Shanna Moakler?

Congrats are in order for Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker who recently shared the news that they are engaged. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star and Blink 182 drummer have been friends for years and began dating in January. Members of the KarJenner family took to social media to express their happiness about the engagement. Barker’s ex-wife, Shanna Moakler, was quick to hop on Instagram after the announcement as well but she shared some cryptic posts instead of well-wishes. Here’s more on that plus who’s older Moakler or Kardashian and who has the higher net worth.
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LIVE: Miss Mississippi prepares to take on Miss USA Pageant

Jackson County now has its three slots filled on the Coastal Mississippi Tourism Commission. Derek McCoy, Ocean Springs Fire Chief says, "We're doing that for them. Taking care of the city of Pascagoula while they're going to take care of their brother and take care of themselves." Carrie's 10 PM...
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Complex

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s Complete Relationship Timeline

Kourtney Kardashian has found the one in Travis Barker, with the pair recently announcing their engagement. After documenting the ups and downs of her relationship with ex Scott Disick for more than a decade on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, the reality star seems to have found her perfect match in the former Blink 182 member. The pair have reportedly been longtime friends, and their families have known each other for years. They were both in public relationships in the past but they seemed so in love this past year, that it makes all their former partners feel irrelevant. Kardashian, unlike her famous sisters, is usually pretty private about her love life. This time around, she has been spending so much time with the drummer publicly, showing off major PDA during their countless vacations, and shamelessly posting some adorable moments from their relationship on social media.
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Shanna Moakler Reacted To Kourtney & Travis' Engagement And... Yikes

ICYMI: Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are engaged. Engaged! While the happy couple pops bottles and celebrates their betrothal, all eyes have turned to their exes to see how they’re processing the proposal. And let me tell you: Shanna Moakler’s reaction to Kravis’ announcement was something. The former Miss USA...
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Miss America’s Secret Past w/ Amy Argetsinger (#210)

The Miss America pageant has always had its critics, but the stories of the organization and those who participated in it are far more dynamic than most people recognize. In this episode, Bob & Ben speak with Amy Argetsinger whose new book There She Was: The Secret History of Miss America explains Miss America’s origins, how the pageant both shaped and was shaped by American society, and why it might be okay that the pageant’s significance in American culture has faded.
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Travis Barkers Ex-Wife: Who Are Travis Barkers Ex-wives?

Travis Barker is in the news headlines once again this year as he and his longtime girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian have become engaged. Travis Barker is an American musician who has worked with a number of rock and hip-hop bands in the United States. Blessed with versatility, Trevor Barker has featured in music projects of numerous music genres including hip-hop and rock.
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Inspiring The Next Generation of Girls Hockey Players as Miss Vermont

Joanna Nagle’s sister was on mail retrieval duty when she saw a flyer she thought her sister might be interested in. It was an invitation to compete in a pageant. “Jo, you should do this,” her sister said. Sitting in her hockey sweatshirt and sweatpants, Nagle responded to her sister, “I’m a hockey player.”
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