It was 12 degrees in New York City yesterday. I wouldn’t even leave my house in a parka, so why was Carine Felizardo parading around Times Square in nothing but a bikini, sash and stripper pumps? All in a day’s work for a Bumbum queen, you see. More
The 2012 Miss USA pageant airs tonight on NBC, broadcasting live from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The pageant’s website features the contestants dressed in elaborate Roman goddess getups—leaning languidly against pillars or being escorted by a bevy of buff Romany soldier types—as part of this year’s “Garden of the Gods” theme. But in real life, our contestants are anything passive dainty beauty queens: We’ve got award-winning athletes, nurses, dentists, med students and passionate health advocates. Click through for more about some of these healthy, smart and seriously driven ladies.
There’s no whispering, questioning or denying at this pageant: yes, the winner did have plastic surgery. So did the runners up, as did everyone else who entered. Miss Plastic Surgery Hungary 2009 is a pageant meant to help show women … More