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25th May '17 10:08:31 AM fearlessnikki
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* A rather [[{{Squick}} disturbing]] child beauty contest is featured in ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'' -- and apparently it's not that unlike actual child beauty pageants.
** The other little girls in the pageant were actual beauty pageant contestants and used their own costumes and routines.

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* A rather [[{{Squick}} disturbing]] child beauty contest is featured in ''Film/LittleMissSunshine'' -- and apparently it's not that unlike actual child beauty pageants. \n** The other little girls in the pageant were actual beauty pageant contestants and used their own costumes and routines.



* ''Series/CoronationStreet'' had a storyline where the soap's CampGay Sean tried to pick up a guy at the gym by pretending Jason was his boyfriend. One drunken night led to him being crowned 'Mr Gay Weatherfield', despite him being straight.
--> '''Jason:''' (''while drunk'') Don't tell them. They'll take my sash away.



* Predictably the all-women's season of NXT featured a Halloween costume contest as one of the challenges (the male seasons didn't).



* The ''other'' notable beauty contest from the Attitude Era was the Miss Rumble contest at the 2000 ''Royal Rumble'' - featuring celebrity guests as judges. After lots of {{Fanservice}} - including The Kat showing off a bikini made of bubble wrap - Mae Young predictably interrupted and [[FanDisservice bared her breasts]] (which had prosthetics on them to make them even more repulsive) - and was declared the winner.

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* The ''other'' notable beauty contest from the Attitude Era was the Miss Rumble contest at the 2000 ''Royal Rumble'' - featuring celebrity guests as judges. After lots of {{Fanservice}} - including The Kat showing off a bikini made of bubble wrap - Mae Young predictably interrupted and [[FanDisservice bared her breasts]] (which had prosthetics on them to make them even more repulsive) - and was declared the winner. Note that Mae Young was in her seventies at the time.



* UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} competitions are this as well, except that the judging criteria is muscle size/definition, among others.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Bodybuilding}} competitions are this as well, except that the judging criteria is muscle size/definition, among others. Female contests have a Bikini division, which has faced several criticisms of the suggestive poses the contestants often have to do.
14th May '17 7:35:34 PM clamster
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* In the ''Series/Seinfeld'' episode, The Chaperone, Jerry dates Miss Rhode Island, who is competing in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, and Kramer becomes her mentor. He gives surprisingly good advice, given that he's watched every Miss America pageant since he was six years old.
8th May '17 8:14:52 PM DesertDragon
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* Gay men who aren't drag queens also have pageants, with similar categories as the ladies (though the swimwear portion is usually replaced with underwear). Fetish subcultures like [[{{Leatherman}} leather]] and rubber also have annual contests, though calling them "pageants" is an ill-fit given the ManlyGay men involved. While these competitions are predominantly held in Western nations, every year a few brave souls from Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East enter as well, often risking family shame and/or their own safety when they do so.

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* Gay men who aren't drag queens also have pageants, with similar categories as the ladies (though the swimwear portion is usually replaced with underwear). Fetish subcultures like [[{{Leatherman}} leather]] and rubber also have annual contests, though calling them "pageants" is an ill-fit given the ManlyGay men involved. While these competitions are predominantly held in Western nations, every year a few brave souls from Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East Caribbean enter as well, often risking family shame and/or their own safety when they do so.
2nd Apr '17 8:28:31 AM DesertDragon
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* Gay men who aren't drag queens also have pageants, with similar categories as the ladies (though the swimwear portion is usually replaced with underwear). Fetish subcultures like [[{{Leatherman}} leather]] and rubber also have annual contests, though calling them "pageants" is arguably an ill-fit given the ManlyGay men involved. While these competitions are predominantly held in Western nations, every year a few brave souls from Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East enter as well, often risking family shame and/or their own safety when they do so.

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* Gay men who aren't drag queens also have pageants, with similar categories as the ladies (though the swimwear portion is usually replaced with underwear). Fetish subcultures like [[{{Leatherman}} leather]] and rubber also have annual contests, though calling them "pageants" is arguably an ill-fit given the ManlyGay men involved. While these competitions are predominantly held in Western nations, every year a few brave souls from Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East enter as well, often risking family shame and/or their own safety when they do so.
27th Mar '17 10:19:34 PM dsneybuf
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* ''ComicStrip/TheWackyAdventuresOfPedro'' has one storyline in which Pedro helps judge the "Miss Galactic Nebula" pageant on Owrplannit. [[spoiler:The title goes to Miss Enigma de Incognito, who claims to come from the planet Riddle. However, after she wins the pageant, she reveals herself as the wealthy Earth woman Emeralda von Snootz, come to take Pedro back to their home planet.]]

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* ''ComicStrip/TheWackyAdventuresOfPedro'' has one storyline in which Pedro helps judge the "Miss Galactic Nebula" pageant on planet Owrplannit. [[spoiler:The title goes to Miss Enigma de Incognito, who claims to come from the planet Riddle. However, after she wins the pageant, she reveals herself as the wealthy Earth woman Emeralda von Snootz, come to take Pedro back to their home planet.to Earth.]]
27th Mar '17 8:05:28 PM dsneybuf
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* ''ComicStrip/TheWackyAdventuresOfPedro'' has one storyline in which Pedro helps judge the "Miss Galactic Nebula" pageant on Owrplannit. [[spoiler:The title goes to Miss Enigma de Incognito, who claims to come from the planet Riddle. However, after she wins the pageant, she reveals herself as the wealthy Earth woman Emeralda von Snootz, come to take Pedro back to their home planet.]]
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4th Mar '17 3:06:18 PM lavendermintrose
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* In ''Anime/{{K}}'', signs around Ashinaka High School advertise an "Ashinaka Ikemen Contest" at the school festival.
4th Jan '17 9:37:53 AM DesertDragon
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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "Peggy's Pageant Fever" had Peggy enter the Mrs. Heimlich County beauty pageant to win a new white pickup truck, only to find out that she was not as attractive, talented, or prolific at childbearing as her fellow contestants. Though her friend Nancy was a judge, they stop speaking to each other when Peggy implies that obvious blonde beauties don't deserve to win. Peggy hires a coach to help her succeed, but in the end Hank paints his truck white so that Peggy does not need to go through with the pageant (and ultimately humiliate herself.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' episode "Peggy's Pageant Fever" had Peggy enter the Mrs. Heimlich County beauty pageant to win a new white pickup truck, only to find out that she was not as attractive, talented, or prolific at childbearing as her fellow contestants. Though her friend Nancy was a judge, they stop speaking to each other when Peggy implies that obvious blonde beauties don't deserve to win. Peggy hires a coach to help her succeed, succeed and even receives a stunning makeover, but in can't get over her awkwardness. In the end Hank paints his truck white so that Peggy does not need to go through with the pageant (and and ultimately humiliate herself.)
29th Dec '16 9:38:43 PM DesertDragon
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* {{Drag Queen}}s have their own pageants. In the United States, the four highest-level drag pageants are Miss Gay America, Miss US of A, Miss Continental, and Entertainer of the Year. One smaller-scale pageant worth mention is Miss'd America, which was started in 1993 by the stylists and costumers from Miss America--almost entirely gay men--wanting to have some fun of their own and celebrate their community.

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* {{Drag Queen}}s have their own pageants. In the United States, the four highest-level drag pageants are Miss Gay America, Miss US of A, Miss Continental, and Entertainer of the Year. One smaller-scale pageant worth mention is Miss'd America, which was started in 1993 by the stylists and costumers from Miss America--almost entirely gay men--wanting men who did drag in their free time--wanting to have some fun of their own and celebrate their community.
20th Nov '16 4:34:57 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/HomeAdventuresWithTipAndOh'' has tomboy Tip enter a beauty contest in her own fiercely competitive way. She becomes so determined to win that when she actually has a decent shot at it, she notices she no longer even remotely recognizes herself at all, and immediately changes herself back, costing her the competition.
-->'''Lucy''': I'd rather you lose by being yourself than win by being someone you're not.\\
'''Tip''': Thanks, mom.
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