All photos A new Miss Universe will be crowned November 9 in Moscow during a night that's sure to be filled with amazing glitzy gowns and show-stopping bikini bodies. But what does it really take to get in shape for the competition? And what happens after a winner's year of reign? We reconnected with 15 former beauty queens from the last five decades to learn the ins and outs of pageant makeup tricks, bikini workout regimens, and some of the most memorable moments. I finally agreed and for two hours lay on a stiff table while the specialist worked away. The following night I became a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe Pageant, and at 2:
In , Upton gained international notoriety after giving a highly convoluted and incoherent response to a question asked during the pageant contest. Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U. Why do you think this is? I personally believe that U.
I would also like to thank my mom and dad for making this possible. Without you I wouldn't be doing something as amazing as this. You all have given me the courage and made me feel like I could do something like this. You all believe in me and I can't thank you enough for this.
Maybe it's the pressure of being under the spotlight or a question catching them off guard, but if beauty pageant girls are trying to redefine classic stereotypes, these contestants certainly aren't doing much to help the cause. Caitlin Upton, South Carolina At the miss USA competition, the year-old contestant from South Carolina was asked why she thinks a fifth of Americans cannot locate their country on a map, to which she responded: Americans are unable to do so because, uhmmm, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and uh, I believe that our, I, education like such as, uh, South Africa, and uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should, uhhh, our education over here in the U. Alicia-Monique Blanco, Arizona When Miss Arizona, Alicia-Monique Blanco was asked whether or not she believes citizens of the USA should be granted universal access to health care as a benefit of citizenship, she did her best to keep politics out of the question. Carrie Prejean, California Celebrity gossiper and openly gay, Perez Hilton probably did not get the answer he was hoping for when he asked Miss California pageant girl, Carrie Prejean, if she believes every state should follow Vermont's lead and legalize gay sex marriage.