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Beauty pageant turns ugly

  Though a judge has ruled 17-year-old Domonique Ramirez should remain Miss San Antonio, the beauty pageant has dethroned her after allegedly violating several rules. WOAI's Melissa Garcia reports.

Turkmen leader orders beauty contests for horses

ASHGABAT (Reuters Life!) - Once prized by Alexander the Great for their speed and stamina, Turkmenistan's thoroughbred horses are being groomed for a series of beauty contests, ordered by a presidential decree published Monday. Full story

Beauty pageant aids unity in war-torn Sudan

It wasn't until after midnight that Southern Sudan's beauty pageant reached its fever pitch. It wasn't a swimsuit competition that got the crowd going, though. It was the traditional culture show. Full story

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  U.S. rivals welcoming, says Welsh ‘Perfect Teen’

Anysha Panesar, the 17-year-old Welsh girl who was recently crown “America’s Perfect Teen,” says fellow contestants at the beauty pageant were “very welcoming” and says the competition should expand internationally.

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