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Image: Miss USA Culpo waves after being crowned during the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas
  Crowning Miss Universe 2012
Miss USA walked away with the Miss Universe crown by beating 89 other pageant queens. See their gorgeous gowns, festive costumes and more.

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Image: Laura Kaeppeler being crowned
  Miss America 2012
In dazzling gowns and sexy bikinis, 53 contestants competed for the pageant’s coveted crown.

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Image: Miss California Carrie Prejean
  Beauty queen scandals
They may be beautiful, but the competition can get ugly. From blackmail to sabotage, check out the underside of the pageant circuit.

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Image: Olivia Culpo
  Rhode Islander wins Miss USA 2012
Fifty-one hopefuls were whittled down to one winner after the swimsuit, evening gown and interview competitions.

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Miss Klingon? 12 bizarre beauty pageants
Forget Miss America! These contests celebrate a different standard of beauty.
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Miss America
Miss America: Where are they now?
Find out what happened after they've passed on the crown and the baton.

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  Macabre makeovers shock families: April Fools’!
Viewers Peter Lialios and Aimee Hardy shock their families on TODAY after revealing their April Fool’s Day transformations. McKenzie Westmore, host of “Face Off,” the Syfy reality competition that pits the best prosthetic makeup artists against each other, had her team transform Lialios into an old man and Hardy into a furry creature.

TODAY fashion video
Get the newest tassel trend for $50 or less
Style expert Lilliana Vazquez fills Kathie Lee and Hoda in on the newest accessory trend, tassels. She shows off a few different styles that cost $50 or less.


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