El Estoque

Musical Musings: More than Miss Congeniality

Musical Musings: More than Miss Congeniality

Ilena Peng

February 3, 2016

I know when you were little girls you dreamt of being in my world I’m a “pageant girl.” Pageants have a glamorous reputation, with those crowns and gowns that so many little girls want. Yet it’s not something I tell people about. But the more I thought about it, I realized that I didn’t ha...

Winner of Miss America 2014 helps break traditional beauty stereotypes

Gabriella Monico

October 7, 2013

An unexpected occurrence happened at this year’s Miss America Pageant: An Indian woman snagged the crown. And the best part of all was her embracement of her beautiful dark skin and her pride in her heritage. The Miss America Pageant did a wonderful job at disregarding race and picking the best contestant...