Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.— Donna Rice Hughes
Sentimental Beauty Pageant quotations
I'm only wanted by directors for the image I give off, and it makes me angry.
I always wanted to be an actor and not a beauty pageant winner.
The cardinal rule for hosting the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants is to expect the unexpected.
This is a strange pocket of the western world where it is still deemed utterly acceptable to take smart, successful women and reduce them to beauty pageant contestants.
We pick politicians by how they look on TV and Miss America on where she stands on the issues. Isn't that a little backwards?
In place of equal respect, the nation offered women the Miss America beauty pageant, established in 1920-the same year women won the vote.
Sarah Palin and her virtual burqa have me and my friends retching into our handbags. She's such a power-mad, backwater beauty-pageant casualty, it's easy to write her off and make fun of her. But in reality I feel as horrified as a ghetto Jew watching the rise of National Socialism.
In life's rich beauty pageant we put children on a stage, said flash your soft white belly child, but just don't act your age.
I would like to show that I have a heart, that I am a human being and I have feelings. And to be this kind of role model, not only for beauty pageants but also for life.
Trump is probably disrespected women all of his life.
His alignment with women has been with his beauty pageants. And those women said he walked into the rooms where they were changing clothes and he thought that was fine and he had a right to do it. I think that's reflected in his leadership and public policy.
When you come from an environment that's military, and they don't stress that topic of aesthetics or beauty pageants and makeup, there are a lot of things you just don't have that city girls have. Or the country girl who goes to movies and dreams of going to Hollywood as an actress.
The reigning Miss Canada has been arrested for punching out another woman in a bar fight.Quite frankly, I think it's refreshing to finally find one beauty pageant winner who is against world peace.
Earthquakes would be great if they could hit specific areas, like the parent lounge at a children's beauty pageant.
My mother really wanted me to be in possibly a beauty pageant, not only for if I could win, but it helped improve my self-image because of trauma in my childhood and other issues.
Especially as a title-holder, you can do great things with charities, because people suddenly care about what you have to say. I wanted to make a difference, which is why I created the Queen of the Universe pageant. I want to change all of those stigmas in the beauty pageant world.
The truth isn't meant to be pretty, that's for beauty pageants.
In reality I feel as horrified as a ghetto Jew watching the rise of National Socialism.
I consider myself to be blessed. I have a family that is a mix of different religions and different ethnicities. I hope everyone can look beyond the bikini or beyond the whole beauty pageant stereotype of Miss USA, and realize that what I'm doing is more significant than just that. It represents the United States as a country of opportunity, where you can do anything you want to, and ethnicity and religion cannot stop you.
Somewhere a woman is praying her toddler wins a beauty pageant.
I say this because sometimes people wonder why God lets tornadoes happen.
They always say the Miss America Pageant isn't a beauty contest, it's really a scholarship program. If that's the case, why don't we just put all the contestants on 'Jeopardy!' and pick Miss America that way? At least you get the smartest one.
When I got to be about 16,17 I got into a beauty pageant and I was allowed to start playing around with makeup.
I do an international beauty pageant called Queen of the Universe for UNESCO, and what we do is we build kindergartens around the world.
I entered beauty pageants in much the same spirit most people enter politics - with high ideals and ambitions. Similarly, I had to make some adjustments here and there along the way.
I spent a lot of time with a crown on my head. On her beauty pageant days
Being in a pageant is not just about beauty.
It's more about service to the community and being a role model and making a difference. It's being proud of your city. It's all what you put into it...
I know that I've got big ears and a big forehead and that my hair sticks up.
But I'm happy with myself. I'm not necessarily trying to win a beauty pageant here.
Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant. To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.
I hope to see women thriving and happy, loving what they're doing, and being in control and powerful of what they create. I guess what I would say is, as much as we all love the fashion and the makeup and the glamour, this isn't a beauty pageant. It's about the heart and the drive and the work. Of course, it's lovely to dress up and compliment one another and feel good - but that shouldn't be the very first thing.
I think the beauty industry is a stepping stone in terms of pageants that will give you a launching pad to be seen. For people to understand who you are and what you stand for... I think it teaches self esteem and self worth. And it also encourages you to have a more philanthropic viewpoint of the world.
True feminine beauty is not a complicated formula involving hundreds of rules to remember. It is not something that requires spending two years at finishing school or being groomed as a beauty pageant queen. It is the natural byproduct of a young woman who has emptied herself, given up her own life, and allowed God's Spirit complete access to every dimension of her inner and outer life.
with a country of rare picturesqueness for a background, a people of rare beauty for actors, everybody more or less permeated with the artistic instinct and everybody more or less writing poetry - California has a pageant for breakfast, a fiesta for luncheon and a carnival for dinner. They are always electing queens. In fact any girl in California who hasn't been a queen of something before she's twenty-one is a poor prune.