Taryn Smith, a 26-year-old TikToker, was in the shower when she had a funny thought: What if she died in a chicken suit? What happened next represents the way we use social media to mourn.
The Triad’s own Nia Imani Franklin, Miss America 2019, joins the Winston-Salem Symphony this month in concert.
"We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance," Gretchen Carlson, chairwoman of Miss America's board, announced. "That's huge."
For the first time in the pageant's history the two branches of the organization — the pageant and the foundation — will be led entirely by women, who also happen to be former Miss Americas.
Vanessa Williams was forced to resign as Miss America in 1984 after nude photos of her were published in a magazine.
In 1945, Myerson became the first Jewish Miss America. The win to propelled her onto the national stage, but her image eventually became tainted during embarrassing missteps in the 1980s.