Truth, lies and PC attacks

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Who knew that her answer to a single question would take precedence over everything else, gain her publicity and public support that any press agent would die for, but cost her the crown?

It was a “beauty” pageant; all the contestants looked good. The outcome of the “competition” is supposed to be the best of the best – but let’s face it, the part where contestants are asked a question, the truth is, they’re expected to respond with some profound thought akin to “saving the world.”

It was a simple, honest answer. She had the courage to say it knowing it’s politically incorrect to say such things. In media interviews afterward, Prejean called the moment a test by God of her character and faith. She had no regrets; she was honest.

That didn’t hold any weight for Hilton. He took to his blog, a YouTube video and TV interviews to both denounce and defame Prejean, calling her “a dumb b-tch,” among other things. Use your imagination.

Bottom line, he said, Miss USA should be politically correct.

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Pageant PR rep accuses Miss California of lying

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SAN FRANCISCO — A spokesman for the Miss California pageant on Monday denied that contest officials told the reigning beauty queen to publicly apologize for her statement opposing same-sex marriage during the Miss USA pageant.

Carrie Prejean, 21, claimed during Sunday services at her San Diego church that producers of the state pageant told her to apologize to the gay community and to avoid mentioning religion when she appeared last week on the “Today” show and other national programs.

But San Diego public relations representative Roger Neal, who said he was one of the people advising her, called those claims lies. Contest officials urged Prejean only to reiterate that she didn’t mean to offend anyone and to use the national spotlight “to heal some wounds,” he said.

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Miss Universe Model: ‘I’m Not Anorexic’

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A Miss Universe Australia finalist has hit back at claims she is too thin, saying she is happy with her body and eats up to eight meals a day.
Stephanie Naumoska

Stephanie Naumoska has rejected criticism of her weight

Stephanie Naumoska is 5ft 9in tall, weighs seven-and-a-half stone and her gaunt appearance shocked some onlookers at the contest in Sydney.

Rachael Finch

Competition winner Rachael Finch has backed her rival

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Health key to triumph for Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch

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RACHAEL Finch stumbled on a question about the challenges of federal government, but that didn’t stop the Townsville model from claiming the Miss Universe Australia title last night.
The leggy brunette won over the judges despite getting tongue-tied during the Q&A section of the contest.

As well as more than $25,000 in prizes, the new Miss Universe Australia will earn the right to compete in the Miss Universe World finals to be held in the Bahamas in August.

Laura Dundovic, last year’s winner, who crowned Finch, dismissed suggestions that beauty pageants were oudated.

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You’re the Cure on the Hill Advocate Spotlight: Laine Berry

Laine Berry made it to a national blog with her story! Congratulations!
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As You’re the Cure on the Hill 2009 approaches, we’re introducing you to some of the amazing advocates who will travel from around the country to join us in Washington D.C. April 20 and 21. They’ll share their stories with lawmakers as they fight for heart disease and stroke research and prevention funding and healthcare reform. Today, meet… Laine Berry from Arkansas!
In 2008 I won the Mrs. International pageant from a field of women from all fifty states and around the globe. The Mrs. International organization has partnered with the American Heart Association, and has made women’s heart disease education their national platform. Since my crowning in July of 2008 I’ve traveled over 25,000 miles speaking on behalf of the AHA. I’m thrilled to complete my journey as Mrs. International as pat of the delegation from Arkansas at national lobby day!
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Katie Taylor is Miss Universe New Zealand 2009

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Miss Universe New Zealand 2009 beauty pageant was held on Saturday, 25th of April in Levin. A beautiful 22 year-old Katie Taylor, Miss Southern First National, was crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2009.

The beauty queen 2009 will represent her country in Miss Universe 2009 beauty pageant at the Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23, 2009.

It’s official! 15 charming contestants competed for the title of Miss Universe New Zealand 2009.

Katie Taylor is Miss Universe New Zealand 2009
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Miss Maryland Galaxy 2009

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Miss USA was crowned last night, and just hours before, some local ladies were crowned as well. But they won’t be competing for Miss USA, they will be competing for the title of Teen Miss, Miss, Ms. and Mrs. Galaxy International.

And here I am with Ms. Belleza Latina 2009, Yolanda Makle (@Yolanda_Makle on Twitter), a national titleholder (who happens to be local) who was visiting – and generously helping backstage!
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