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Transgender contestant crowned Miss Maryland touts women being celebrated 'no matter their gender'

A transgender woman crowned Miss Maryland expressed joy at the celebration of women “no matter their gender.” Transgender contestant Bailey Anne Kennedy won Miss Maryland USA this past Saturday. According to the official Miss Maryland account’s post on Instagram, Kennedy’s victory marked multiple firsts, the first transgender contestant, the first Asian American contestant, the first to win the crown at …

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Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii crowned Miss USA after previous winner resigned, citing mental health

Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii was crowned Miss USA 2023, more than a week after the previous titleholder resigned for mental health reasons. Born and raised on the island of Maui, Gankiewicz is a model who leads a female empowerment nonprofit organization. Gankiewicz, who was the first runner-up at the pageant last September, accepted the title on Wednesday during a special …

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Miss USA, Miss Teen USA's moms claim 'job of their dreams turned out to be a nightmare'

The mothers of Miss USANoelia Voigt and Miss Teen USAUmaSofia Srivastava, who just resigned their positions after winning their crowns last September, claim their daughters’ dream jobs “turned out to be a nightmare.” Both Voight and Srivastava are bound by non-disclosure agreements they signed, but Jackeline Voigt and Barbara Srivastava told “Good Morning America” their daughters were “ill-treated, abused, bullied …

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