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Miss America Contestants

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Beauty Queens: '50s Onwards

The first Miss Black America, Saundra Williams.

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Thelma Porter, Miss Subways New York City, 1948. Thelma was the first woman to integrate a beauty contest in America and became the first African American Miss Subways in April, 1948.

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White Phalaenopsis Orchids are found in the Rain-forests of South America and grow off the base of trees like a weed. To us they are beauty to be cherished....to the trees they creep up, they are poison.....x

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from ABC News

Butt Glue? 20 Beauty Secrets From Miss America Contestants

Butt Glue? 20 Secrets and Tips From Miss America Contestants - ABC News

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from polygrafi

Miss Black America

Author and Producer Sunny Nash, 1970. The First African American Miss America contestant with the title of Iowa..

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There's no place in the South like the New Orlean's French Quarter ♥ the moment you leave the City streets and enter the Quarter, you are thrown in a world like no other on earth :)

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Beginning with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 that spurred 1st wave feminism, the perception of women in America has always been complex & fluid. While it is theoretically possible that Miss America could evolve into a purely academic scholarship organization at this point in time the notion that beauty pageants are about anything other than outer beauty is belied both by the continued existence of the swimsuit portion & the fact that I'm expected to answer this question in just 20…

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