Amid the photographs of beauty contestants competing in Miss California USA this weekend are those of two young women who are making history. Jenelle Hutcherson, 26, of Long Beach and Mollie Thomas, 19, of West Hollywood are the first openly gay contestants in the year history of the state pageant, whose winner will go on to compete in Miss USA, the national pageant. All-day rehearsal in five-inch heels, ouch! Bring it on. During the first round on Saturday, contestants will don swimsuits and evening wear. Only 20 women will be selected for the final round on Sunday.
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Prior to the final telecast the delegates compete in the preliminary competition, which involves private interviews with the judges and a presentation show where they compete in swimsuit and evening gown. During the final competition, the semi-finalists are announced and go on to compete in swimsuit and evening gown. From to all semi-finalists also competed in an interview competition as well as both swimsuit and evening gown, followed by one or two final interview questions. In , a new format was introduced where the top fifteen competed in evening gown, the top ten competed in swimsuit and the top five competed in the final question. In , the order of competition was changed where the top fifteen competed in swimsuit and the top ten in evening gown. The latest competition format was used since the final not broadcast on TV, where the top fifteen both competed in swimsuit and evening gown, and the top five competed in the final question who all signed up by a panel of judges. The new active-wear portion will increase the focus on wellness and health of young ladies.
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But in the brief, get-to-know-me videos posted on her official Miss Missouri Facebook page , there is scant mention of the main reason that she has attracted so much attention before the Miss America finale on Sunday in Atlantic City: Ms. The year-old from Missouri is being heralded as a trailblazer in the constellation of pageants, upending the notion that contestants are exploited in an old-fashioned, heterosexual-dominated forum that dictates how women should look, and what, or how little, they should wear. And individuals come in all identities. In a telephone interview on Thursday, Ms. It is just as important for people to realize I am not one dimensional.
An inside source tells TMZ that Donald Trump is considering taking action against the year-old Blair for her "improper behavior" with Miss USA, which has allegedly included underage drinking and hooking up with guys -- and Conner as well. We're told that he's paying extra-special attention to Blair. Trump, according to our source, is also on the warpath to find out what's not being disclosed by pageant contestants in the wake of Conner's saga and the stripping of Miss Nevada Katie Rees' crown after racy photos surfaced this week. We're told that the Donald wants to know what these girls are hiding -- before they're allowed in the pageant. Anna Nicole Smith was ordered yesterday to bring her 3-month-old daughter to California to allow for paternity tests sought by Larry Birkhead, Smith's ex-boyfriend.