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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.
10th Nov '16 6:16:07 PM quietThunderstorm
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* Mrs. Ketchum pulls this off in an episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Keep in mind she is easily twice as old as the next oldest entrant. [[spoiler:And she STILL won!]]
** Subverted in the episode "Princess vs Princess". Misty and Jessie enter the Princess Festival, assuming it's a Beauty Contest. Of course it does start off with the contestants on stage in formal wear...only for the judges to then reveal it's actually a Pokemon tournament.

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* Mrs. Ketchum pulls this off This happens in an episode of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''. Keep in mind she is easily twice as old as the next oldest entrant. [[spoiler:And she STILL won!]]
''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', infamous for being banned because of [[GagBoobs James]].
** Subverted in the episode "Princess vs Princess". Misty and Jessie enter the Princess Festival, assuming it's a Beauty Contest. Of course it does start off with the contestants on stage in formal wear...only for the judges to then reveal it's actually a Pokemon Pokémon tournament.
6th Nov '16 4:01:41 PM DesertDragon
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* Numerous beauty pageants all over the globe, with the most prestigious in the world being [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Universe Miss Universe]].

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* Numerous beauty pageants all over the globe, with the "Big Four" international pageants being Miss Universe (considered the most prestigious pageant in the world world), Miss World, Miss International, and Miss Earth.
* In the United States, the two highest-profile pageants are Miss America and Miss USA, the difference between the two
being [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Universe that Miss Universe]].America is a standalone pageant and one of the longest-running in the world, while Miss USA finds the American entrant for Miss Universe. Several actresses got their start in beauty pageants, such as Lee Merriweather (Miss America 1955), Creator/KristinChenoweth (runner-up for Miss Oklahoma 1981), Creator/MichellePfeiffer (Miss Orange County 1978), Creator/LyndaCarter (Miss World USA 1972), Creator/HalleBerry (Miss Ohio USA 1984, runner-up for Miss USA), Creator/JeriRyan (Miss Illinois 1989), and Creator/VanessaWilliams (Miss America 1984) [[note]]The first black Miss America, she gained all the fame ''and'' notoriety you can expect from such a milestone.[[/note]]



* Several famous actresses got their start in beauty pangeants, such as Creator/KristinChenoweth, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/LyndaCarter, Creator/HalleBerry, Creator/JeriRyan, and Creator/VanessaWilliams[[note]]Who was the first black Miss America and gained all the fame ''and'' notoriety you can expect from such a milestone. Unfortunately she was stripped of her crown after ''Penthouse'' published nude photos of her (though the first alternate, Suzette Charles, was also a woman of color, much to the chagrin of racists), but she went on to have a successful career as an actress and pop singer, and she remains the only Miss America most people can name offhand.[[/note]]
22nd Oct '16 9:20:05 AM mirisu92
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* '''[[UpToEleven Extremely]]''' SeriousBusiness in the Philippines, probably because the country excels at few other things (save perhaps for boxing and singing). Filipino popular history is full of successful winners and runners-up of innumerable such contests—not a year goes by without someone at least partly Filipina making the news in an international beauty pageant—and contestants are often treated like goddesses at home, almost ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]''-style. The tradition is most likely traceable back to U.S. colonial rule, and is perfectly reasonable given Filipinos' [[ForeignCultureFetish colonial mentality]].

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* '''[[UpToEleven Extremely]]''' SeriousBusiness in the Philippines, probably because the country excels at few other things (save perhaps for boxing and singing). Filipino popular history is full of successful winners and runners-up of innumerable such contests—not a year goes by without someone at least partly Filipina making the news in an international beauty pageant—and contestants are often treated like goddesses at home, almost ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]''-style. The tradition is most likely traceable back to U.S. colonial rule, combined with the Spanish-influenced love for quasi-religious town fiestas, and is perfectly reasonable given Filipinos' [[ForeignCultureFetish colonial colonial]] [[CulturalCringe mentality]].
19th Oct '16 7:55:09 PM DesertDragon
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* Gay men who aren't drag queens also have pageants, with similar categories as the ladies (formal wear, swimwear, the interview portion, and also underwear, [[AllGaysArePromiscuous for reasons]]). 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 and the Middle East enter as well, often risking family shame and/or their personal 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 (formal wear, swimwear, (though the interview portion, and also underwear, [[AllGaysArePromiscuous for reasons]]).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 Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East enter as well, often risking family shame and/or their personal own safety when they do so.
19th Oct '16 7:46:02 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 mentioning 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 mentioning 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.
19th Oct '16 7:45:32 PM DesertDragon
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* Several famous actresses got their start in beauty pangeants, such as Creator/KristinChenoweth, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/LyndaCarter, Creator/HalleBerry, Creator/JeriRyan, and Creator/VanessaWilliams[[note]]Who, by the way, was the first black Miss America. Unfortunately she was later stripped of her crown after ''Penthouse'' published nude photos of her, but she went on to have a successful singing and acting career, and remains the only Miss America most people can name offhand.[[/note]]

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* Several famous actresses got their start in beauty pangeants, such as Creator/KristinChenoweth, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/LyndaCarter, Creator/HalleBerry, Creator/JeriRyan, and Creator/VanessaWilliams[[note]]Who, by the way, Creator/VanessaWilliams[[note]]Who was the first black Miss America. America and gained all the fame ''and'' notoriety you can expect from such a milestone. Unfortunately she was later stripped of her crown after ''Penthouse'' published nude photos of her, her (though the first alternate, Suzette Charles, was also a woman of color, much to the chagrin of racists), but she went on to have a successful singing career as an actress and acting career, pop singer, and she remains the only Miss America most people can name offhand.[[/note]]
12th Oct '16 10:45:13 AM nightkiller
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* Several famous actresses got their start in beauty pangeants, such as Creator/KristinChenoweth, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/Lynda Carter, Creator/HalleBerry, Creator/JeriRyan, and Creator/VanessaWilliams[[note]]Who, by the way, was the first black Miss America. Unfortunately she was later stripped of her crown after ''Penthouse'' published nude photos of her, but she went on to have a successful singing and acting career, and remains the only Miss America most people can name offhand.[[/note]]

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* Several famous actresses got their start in beauty pangeants, such as Creator/KristinChenoweth, Creator/MichellePfeiffer, Creator/Lynda Carter, Creator/LyndaCarter, Creator/HalleBerry, Creator/JeriRyan, and Creator/VanessaWilliams[[note]]Who, by the way, was the first black Miss America. Unfortunately she was later stripped of her crown after ''Penthouse'' published nude photos of her, but she went on to have a successful singing and acting career, and remains the only Miss America most people can name offhand.[[/note]]
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