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Miss America Pageant elevates
two new platforms

Washington Post, by Cara Kelly

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/12/2013 6:31:21 PM

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler will pass on her crown Saturday night — along with a lot of scholarship money — to the new beauty who will carry the 90-year-old title for 2013.Fifty-two contestants will compete for the honor live on ABC at 9 p.m. EST, facing off in the final rounds of lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit, evening wear and the infamous onstage question. The Miss America Organization — not to be confused with the glitzier Miss Universe Organization, owned by Donald Trump — has already brought a new level of attention to two of the platforms

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JoniTx, 1/12/2013 6:36:26 PM     (No. 9113227)

Here´s a link to pics:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/america-pageant-2013-gallery-1.1238559

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 1/12/2013 6:40:41 PM     (No. 9113233)

If they weren´t competing against each other one would be a shoo-in for the crown in what has become a pageant as PC as the academy awards. Look for the first tie in Miss America history.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/12/2013 7:11:31 PM     (No. 9113264)

Along with academy awards, campaign speeches by dims, I do not watch Miss America pageants. There is a James Bond movie on with Sean Connery that I would not miss for the world.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: vesicant, 1/12/2013 7:48:44 PM     (No. 9113292)

The WaPo described Allyn Rose as a beauty. They can´t do that -- just ask Brent Musberger.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: horacer, 1/12/2013 8:16:46 PM     (No. 9113319)

They are both lovely young women facing challenges head on. They deserve respect.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/12/2013 11:23:16 PM     (No. 9113474)

Miss New York just won. And she is from...Alabama!
Go figure.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: smcchk, 1/13/2013 1:15:06 AM     (No. 9113525)

Miss America contestants face tougher questions and answer more concisely and intelligently than Obama ever could. They are a lovely, talented group of women. But I miss The Miss America walk with Bert Parks singing. They could come up with a good substitute.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/13/2013 1:49:23 AM     (No. 9113533)

I caught a few moments of this near the end. A group of beautiful and accomplished women. I liked Miss Oklahoma! The political correctness does get worse every year, unfortunately.

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