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Miss USA

Is There Such a Thing

as Too Sexy?

5/9/2010 4:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Miss USA Pageant is being called into question by some of their most loyal fans for posting photos some think are too risqué -- but the pageant feels they are "tasteful and very sexy."

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A rep for the pageant tells TMZ they have been fielding tons of calls, calling them out for the provocative pics. The pageant tells us, "You can have brains and be smart and still be sexy."

The Miss USA 2010 pageant airs Sunday May 16 at 7:00 PM on NBC.

Don't miss all the brains.



Miss Teen USA

Pull Your Mind

Out of the Gutter

2/11/2010 3:06 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Miss Teen USA Stormi Henley dominated in a TMZ "Who'd You Rather" poll against Miss USA & Miss Universe -- but it seems the 19-year-old appears unsure of what people would "rather" do with her...

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Sorry Stormi, but it sure ain't "shopping."

Miss Universe Org. Declares War Over Anti-Gay Ad

5/5/2009 3:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Miss Universe Organization just told us they've fired off a cease and desist letter to the National Organization for Marriage -- after NOM used footage from the Miss USA 2009 pageant in an anti-gay marriage commercial.

The commercial -- which is currently still playing on NOM's website -- uses Carrie Prejean's pageant response to the gay marriage question as a selling point for the ad.

This doesn't mean the MUO is taking sides on the issue -- just saying NOM can't use the copyrighted material to promote their agenda.

Story developing...

Miss USA Eats It in Mexico

5/29/2007 10:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Click to return to TMZ.comMiss USA Rachel Smith took a butt-tacular spill last night in Mexico City at the Miss Universe competition, and if you haven't seen it yet, you won't quite believe the arse-shaking thud!

What's just as amazing as the actual fall is how quickly Miss Smith gets back up and into perma-smile mode, despite the jeers and titters of the crowd.

Miss Japan won the competition, in case you were wondering.

Tara Ripped "Edgy" Stars ... Then Became One

12/15/2006 6:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

If Tara Conner practiced what she preached, the soon-to-be-ousted Miss USA wouldn't be in Donald Trump's doghouse with her tiara in her hand.

TMZ has uncovered footage from the Q & A round of the "2006 Miss USA Pageant," where the embattled beauty queen slammed the Britneys and Parises of the world for their risque behavior!
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When asked if today's pop superstars were positive role models for young people, Conner replied, "I think that they're getting a little bit too much edgy [sic] I think that they are a little bit too risque ... I think they need to tone it down a little bit."

Hey, it sounded good at the time.

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