Miss USA in Baltimore

The Miss USA pageant was held in 2006 at 1st Mariner Arena and in 2005 at the Hippodrome.

Beauty contest coming back

Baltimore has scored another date with Miss USA. The internationally televised beauty pageant will be held here in the spring for the second year in a row, competition officials said yesterday.  Read more ...

Pageant fairy tale is over for contestants and NBC

Even as Donald Trump hovers like an overbearing fairy godmother around the newly crowned Miss USA 2005, who was spirited away yesterday to one of his New York lairs, the competition's spell has already begun to dissolve. Not only are the 50 other contenders likely disappointed, but so - in light of ratings released yesterday - are NBC executives.  Read more ...

N.C.'s Cooley takes crown

Front foot at 3 o'clock, back foot at 12. Shoulders back, chest out, hips under. Smile! Fifty-one beauties struck the classic pageant pose when Miss USA 2005 aired live on NBC last night from the Hippodrome and Miss North Carolina USA, Chelsea Cooley, a 21-year-old from Charlotte, was crowned.  Read more ...

The Perils of the Pretty

The white limo door opens like an oyster shell, and there, nestled in the leather of the back seat, is our pearl.  Read more ...

The long, unhappy pageant of Mary Leona Gage

Oh, don't you remember, a long time ago  Read more ...

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