Trivia: Miss Congeniality

  • Actor Allusion: Sandra Bullock and Benjamin Bratt both worked together in law enforcement in Demolition Man.
  • Cast the Expert: Almost. Michael Caine's (Victor) wife is a former Miss World contestant, and she was able to teach him the actual tricks of the pageant trade.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: Winston Zeddemore is Gracie's boss, Detective Curtis is her partner/ love interest, Murphy Brown runs the pageant, Captain Kirk is the Emcee, and Alfred is Gracie's coach.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: The blonde woman who makes the announcements during the show commercial bumpers ("We'll be right back to find out who those lucky final five are!") that has nothing else to do with the plot? She is the actual holder of the trademarks of things related to "Miss United States," and her cameo was a "thank you" for allowing the movie to use the terms.