Miss America Live 2008

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Question: Did you watch Miss America 2008? Was that not the worst "scholarship" pageant you've ever seen? The host kept stumbling over his words, the "eliminations" were unnecessarily cruel (such as the one where 10 contestants came out on the stage, ready to show off their talents, but only 8 contestants got to do so), there was not one mention of the contestants' platforms all night, and every other question put forth in the final round seemed to focus on the fact that Lindsay Lohan is a poor role model for girls. The worst of it, however, was the fact that the show kept claiming that this was a "new" Miss America Pageant, relevant for the twenty-first century — not the same old-fashioned pageant it used to be. The pageant was just as traditional as it has always been! None of the more modern looks (hair, makeup, evening gowns) the contestants showed off in Miss America Reality Check (the pre-pageant reality show in which they were "made over" to match the new image of Miss America) ...  Read Full Article

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Did you watch Miss America ...

Question: Did you watch Miss America 2008? Was that not the worst "scholarship" pageant you've ever seen? The host kept stumbling over his words, the "eliminations" were unnecessarily cruel (such as the one where 10 contestants came out on the stage, ready to show off their talents, but only 8 contestants got to do so), there was not one mention of the contestants' platforms all night, and every other question put forth in the final round seemed to focus on the fact that Lindsay Lohan is a poor role model for girls. The worst of it, however, was the fact that the show kept claiming that this was a "new" Miss America Pageant, relevant for the twenty-first century — not the same old-fashioned pageant it used to be. The pageant was just as traditional as it has always been! None of the more modern looks (hair, makeup, evening gowns) the contestants showed off in Miss America Reality Check (the pre-pageant reality show in which they were "made over" to match the new image of Miss America) ... read more

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Premiered: January 26, 2008
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: The 87th annual pageant is presented from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Fifty-two contestants between the ages of 17 and 24 compete for the crown.

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