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The Quick 10: 10 Famous Beauty Pageant Contestants

Whether it’s becoming Wonder Woman or, you know, Oprah, many beauty queens have parlayed their time on the pageant circuit into bigger things. 1. Oprah. Her first stop on the road to world domination? Winning Miss Black Tennessee in 1972. 2. Cloris Leachman. The Des Moines native (had to throw that in there, you know) participated in [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Doris Duke

Doris Duke’s father died when she was 12 years old. James Buchanan Duke, a tobacco and energy mogul, left his daughter around $100 million, which earned her the title “the richest girl in the world” and made her something of a national celebrity. Duke would spend the rest of her life enjoying a series of [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Miss Universe Controversies

If you follow these things, and maybe even if you don’t, you know that the Miss Universe pageant was last weekend. Miss Venezuela took the crown for the second year in the row. All in all it was a pretty tame competition, but it isn’t always that way – the pageant has certainly seen its [...]