Among the many beauty queens in attendance at the Fall 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC were the reigning Miss USA Nia Sanchez and current Miss America Kira Kazantsev.
Photos: Pageant queens who attended NY Fashion Week
Perhaps the most groundbreaking news so far at NYFW has been the appearance of American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer, who became the first Fashion Week model with Down Syndrome to take the runway. She also has some inspirational advice for her fans! Read more
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This year's Miss Universe Pageant was not without its controversy. Miss USA has been criticized for her answer to a judge's question, and Miss Jamaica won the fan vote on Twitter.
But one of the biggest Miss Universe stories to go viral this year centered around the sport of hockey. Miss Canada's national costume gained notoriety from critics who clearly didn't know that a horror film costume designer made the costume for Miss Canada.
Speaking of stories, have you heard what happened at the 2015 Miss Amazonas Pageant? Aka the Miss Amazon Pageant, this event brought some attention to pageants as one disgruntled runner-up had a complete meltdown on stage and did the UNTHINKABLE. Read about how a crown was ripped from a pageant queen's head.
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The Miss California USA Pageant has been making headlines since a new winner was crowned at the Long Beach Convention Center back in early January. Check out the latest news about this state preliminary to the Miss USA Pageant.
Natasha Martinez captured the title of Miss California USA. She will go on to represent California at the next Miss USA Pageant. So, what should you know about Natasha Martinez? Meet the new Miss California USA 2015
In other news, the 4th Runner-up at Miss California USA Pageant lost her top during the swimsuit competition. OOPS! Read the full story about Miss Beverly Hills USA and what was arguably the biggest recovery of the year - days before the Super Bowl!
About the Author
Cherie Wimberly is a top model, writer, and author of the Ultimate Pageant Notebook. Her articles on beauty and fashion can be found all over the web and in her National Modeling column at Examiner.com.