10 Notable Beauty Pageant Moments

In 1921, Atlantic City businessmen created a two-day beauty contest to keep tourists in town past Labor Day. This wasn't the first beauty pageant the world had seen, but it was the one that spawned the Miss America contest. Hundreds of beauty contests have followed, but it hasn't been all roses and tiaras. Here are a few highlights (and lowlights) in the history of beauty pageants.

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