Media Trailblazer and Former “Miss America” Phyllis George Dead at the Age of 70

Phyllis George died at age 70

Former “Miss America” Phyllis George is dead at the age of 70. According to various reports, George had been diagnosed with a rare blood cancer called polycythemia vera 35 years ago, and had battled the condition ever since. “It’s a testament to her unwavering spirit and determination she made it this long, 10 years longer … Read more

Miss America is Officially Removing the Swimsuit Portion From the Pageant

The Miss America pageant has some big changes ahead, starting with one of the biggest pieces of the show— the swimsuit competition.  Gretchen Carlson, the chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, announced the change on “Good Morning America.”  “We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. That’s huge,” she … Read more

Miss America Organization Under Fire After Emails Revealed CEO Degraded and Fat-Shamed Past Winners

Dick Clark Productions has officially cut ties with the Miss America Organization after emails from Miss America CEO Sam Haskell were discovered that revealed he’d been mocking the sexuality, appearance and intelligence of former Miss America winners and contestants. According to reports from The Huffington Post and People, the emails included statements like, “OMG she … Read more

Country Air Podcast, Episode 11: Pop Culture Hodge Podge (Miss America, BiP, Hurricane Benefit Seating Chart)

During this week’s episode, we discuss the big-time pop culture events of the past week– Miss America, “Bachelor in Paradise” finale and Hand-in-Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief. Those puppets are hard to forget. Right? Don’t forget to check us out on iTunes! Give us a rating or two! Download past episodes or subscribe to … Read more

Miss Alabama Told Chris Harrison She Had No Interest in Being on “The Bachelor”

The 2018 Miss America Pageant was one for the books, as contestants were asked two different questions during the competition. The first question was a more-lighted hearted ask, serving as an opportunity to get to know a little more about the contestants’ personalities. Judge Molly Sims wasting no time in putting Chris Harrison, beloved host … Read more

Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields Talks About Her Unique Name on “GMA”

In case you haven’t heard, Arkansas’ own (and our home girl) Savvy Shields was crowned Miss America 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey this weekend. Not a day after receiving the crown, the 21-year-old beauty queen headed out to visit the “Good Morning America” set, where she talked about what she wants to accomplish during … Read more

Meet the One Girl Who Stole Cole Swindell’s Heart While Judging Miss America

Cole Swindell literally had 52 women vying for his attention as a judge for the Miss America Competition, but it was one special girl off-stage that totally stole his heart and made his night. A little fan backstage told Cole she knew his latest single “Middle of a Memory” and launched into a show-worthy performance … Read more

7 Things We Love About Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields

Last night was an incredibly exciting night for us Arkansans, as we got to watch one of our very own, Savvy Shields, take the crown for Miss America — and, in our minds, no one is more deserving. Hailing from our hometown of Fayetteville, Arkansas, the 21-year-old bombshell has been working toward her goal of … Read more

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields

Out of 52 worthy contestants, Arkansas’ own (and our home girl) Savvy Shields was crowned Miss America last night in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Giphy The 21-year-old beauty has been competing in pageants and dreaming of becoming Miss America, something she calls “the best job in the world,” since 2008. For her, the competition is … Read more

Cole Swindell Serves as Ultra-Charming Judge During Miss America Competition

Maybe it’s because he was the only single male judge at the Miss America Competition or maybe host Sage Steele has a huge crush on him, but either way– Cole Swindell was super charming during the crowning of the 2017 Miss America. Prior to the competition, Cole told People Magazine, he was up to the … Read more

Cole Swindell is All Set to Judge The 2016 Miss America Pageant

Cole Swindell is ready for his newest gig, but it’s not a concert. Swindell has signed on to serve on the judging panel at the 2016 Miss America competition in September. Just like his friend, Brett Eldredge did last year, Swindell will serve as the celebrity judge on one of the panels. Mark Cuban, actress … Read more