Miss America

Miss America Kira Kazantsev attends Clinton Global Citizen Awards at Sheraton Times Square on Sept. 21, 2014. (credit: Getty Images)

Miss America Kira Kazantsev Admits She Was Forced Out Of Hofstra Sorority

Miss America Kira Kazantsev said Tuesday that she was removed from her college sorority over a letter that made light of hazing, but she denied a report that she was involved in aggressively hazing fellow students.

09/23/2014

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev attends the "The Hundred-Foot Journey" New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on August 4, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Miss America’s ‘Happy’ Cup Performance Stirs Debate

Kira Kazantsev celebrated Monday, one day after winning Sunday night’s pageant with the help of a red plastic cup.

09/15/2014

(Al ‘Hughes’ Dukes Photography)

Boomer & Carton: Miss America Nina Davuluri Reveals Her ‘Celebrity Crush’

Miss America herself, Nina Davuluri, stopped by the Allstate Studio to deliver some Dairy Queen and sit down with Boomer and Craig to talk about her reign.

WFAN–08/13/2014

Assemblyman David Weprin (credit: Flickr/David Weprin)

Assemblyman Weprin Leads Rally Against Bias Attacks Targeting Sikhs

In the wake of a suspected bias attack on a Columbia University professor earlier this month, state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) joined members of the Sikh Cultural Society Sunday in a rally against hate crimes.

09/29/2013

Miss America 2014 contestant Miss New York Nina Davuluri wins the 2014 Miss America Competition at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 15, 2013 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Miss America Cheers Pageant Diversity; Brushes Off Racist Tweets

The 24-year-old Miss New York is the first contestant of Indian heritage to become Miss America; her talent routine was a Bollywood fusion dance.

09/16/2013

The 2014 Miss America Competition Parade

Miss New York Wins As Miss America Pageant Returns To Atlantic City

The Miss America pageant returned Sunday night to the place where it all started: Atlantic City.

09/15/2013

People walk along the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Miss America Pageant’s Boardwalk Parade Returns To Atlantic City

Some contestants will sport footwear that reflects their state. Miss Florida’s shoes depict alligators, Miss Indiana’s have basketballs and hoops, Miss New Jersey will sport sea shells and Miss Arizona’s have a cactus.

09/14/2013

Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss New York, reacts after being crowned the new Miss America January 12, 2013 in Las Vegas (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Atlantic City To Welcome Miss America Contestants

The 53 contestants — one from each state, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands — will gather across from Boardwalk Hall for the welcoming ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

09/03/2013

Amar'e Stoudemire (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Amar’e Stoudemire One Of Judges For Next Month’s Miss America Pageant

Former ‘N Sync singer Lance Bass and New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire highlight the list of judges for next month’s Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.

08/14/2013

Cara McCollum crowned Miss New Jersey 2013 (credit: missnewjersey.net)

Princeton Student Crowned Miss New Jersey 2013

Cara McCollum, 20, captured the title Saturday night in Ocean City. She was competing as Miss Island Resort.

06/16/2013

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler (R) wraps  the sash around Mallory Hytes Hagan of New York, the new Miss America (credit: David Becker/Getty Images)

Miss America Joins Brooklyn DA’s Campaign To Help Fight Child Sex Abuse

In an effort to increase awareness of childhood sex abuse, the former Miss Brooklyn is recording public service announcements that will air on radio and television.

02/28/2013

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler (R) wraps  the sash around Mallory Hytes Hagan of New York, the new Miss America (credit: David Becker/Getty Images)

Miss America Pageant Heads Back To Atlantic City

The pageant, a staple in Atlantic City for decades before it was moved to Las Vegas in 2006, is making a return.

02/14/2013

Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler (R) wraps  the sash around Mallory Hytes Hagan of New York, the new Miss America (credit: David Becker/Getty Images)

Miss America, Technically, Is Not A Real New Yorker, But So What?

Brooklyn resident Mallory Hagan was crowned Miss America this past Saturday. But she is actually a native of Alabama.

01/14/2013

Mallory Hytes Hagan, Miss New York, reacts after being crowned the new Miss America January 12, 2013 in Las Vegas (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Resident Beats The Field, Crowned Miss America

Brooklyn resident Mallory Hagan was crowned Miss America on Saturday night.

01/13/2013