The Late Movies: Pageantry

Mario Marsicano

Today, we heard the news that gave us all renewed faith in humanity, and hope for a better tomorrow "“ Miss California will keep her crown. In honor of this, I present some memorable pageant moments

We'll start with an oldie, but a goodie. Miss South Carolina discusses geography, the map shortage and the Iraq.

Pageant lesson to fall with grace. In 2007, Miss USA Rachel Smith takes a fall in the evening gown competition.

Wait...again? Miss USA falls in 2008

Miss America pops her tooth out. (You heard me!) Now that's talent.

Now, Governor Palin in the swimsuit competition of the 1984 Miss Alaska beauty pageant.

Let's switch it up a bit, with scenes from the A&I Fair Cocke County Little Miss 4-6 Year Olds Beauty Pageant in Newport Tennessee.

Look! It's Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1978 Miss California Beauty Pageant (1:20 in the video).

And here's Miss California stating the opinion that got her all the attention in the first place.