Mexico: Oaxaca Declares Beauty Contests as 'Symbolic Violence' Against Women, Bans Use of Public Funds For Such Events

Mexico: Oaxaca Bans Use of Public Funds for Beauty Contests

Mexico's Oaxaca state has banned the use of public funds in beauty contests after the local Congress labeled such events as "symbolic violence" against women.

Pageantry 101: Latin American Differences

Beauty pageants all across the world have become a launching pad for young women to join lucrative careers in the television and entertainment industries. In Latin America, these contests have been integrated into the culture.

'Reina Madre' Prison Beauty Pageant Gives Inmates an Opportunity to Strut Their Stuff

These Colombian prisoners may have thought that their time for judgment was over the moment that they left the court room, but as it turns out, they were in for a whole different type of judgment in prison, as contestants in the increasingly popular "Reina Madre" prison beauty pageant.
Miss Utah

Miss Utah Flub: Watch Her Embarrassing Response at the 2013 Miss USA Pageant [VIDEO]

The beauty queen placed third in the event, but that is little consolation for an embarrassing answer that has since gone viral.
Brady

Who Is Erin Brady? Miss Connecticut Wins 2013 Miss USA Title

After weeks of anticipation, the Miss USA beauty pageant was held on Sunday, and a new winner was crowned at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada. Connecticut's Erin Brady took down the top honor, and she will now be representing the United States in the Miss Universe pageant.
Miss NJ

Miss USA 2013 Contestants' Bio: Miss New Jersey 2013 Libell Duran [VIDEO]

There's only two more days until the Miss USA pageant airs live from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nev. We continue our pageant segment today with the candidate from New Jersey, the lovely Libell Duran.
Miss NY

Miss USA 2013 Contestants' Bio: Miss New York 2013 Joanne Nosuchinsky [Video]

Here is another biography we have compiled of one of the competitors in this year's Miss USA pageant, Joanne Nosuchinsky.

Miss USA 2013 Contestants' Bio: Miss Nevada 2013 Chelsea Caswell [VIDEO]

We take a look at another hopeful for this year's crown as the 2013 Miss USA.
Aguirre

Miss USA 2013 Contestants' Bio: Miss Florida 2013 Michelle Aguirre [PICS]

Aguirre's stunning good looks make her a serious contender at this year's Miss USA pageant.
Miss Texas

Miss USA 2013 Contestants' Bio: Miss Texas 2013 Alexandria Nugent [PICS]

Strong family values and a drive for success are what could propel this beauty queen to greatness.
Danzer

Miss USA 2013 Contestants Bios: New Mexico's Katie Danzer

With her impressive mixture of both modeling and acting experience as well as her volunteer efforts, Danzer is one to watch out for this year.
Zamora

Miss USA 2013 Contestants Bios: Wisconsin's Chrissy Zamora [Video]

Chrissy Zamora is Wisconsin's hopeful, and her strong work ethic makes her a serious contender for this year's crown.
Massie

Miss USA 2013 Contestants Bios: Arizona's Rachel Massie

We take a look at another Miss USA hopeful, Rachel Massie.
Acosta

Miss USA 2013 Contestants Bios: Hawaii's Brianna Acosta

Miss Hawaii 2013 is a stunning beauty whose looks do justice to the dreamy shores of her home state.
Capeluj

Miss USA 2013 Contestants Bios: California's Mabelynn Capeluj

Miss California is not your typical beauty queen, and she is already receiving quite a bit of attention from the sporting world.
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