New Miss USA Cheslie Kryst is a lawyer who does pro bono work with incarcerated people.
"My parents still talk about it, " the former "2 Broke Girls" star said.
“I just had this moment thinking, ‘How am I going to make this moment meaningful?’" Emily Sioma said.
"All these women onstage are more than just that," Miss America 2019 Nia Imani Franklin said after her win.
Emily Sioma won plenty of hearts with her activism, though New York's Nia Imani Franklin won the pageant.
HuffPost spoke with Gretchen Carlson and past winners about nixing the bikini competition and the future of the pageant during the Me Too era.
The current Miss America spoke to HuffPost about her recent allegations of bullying by chairwoman Gretchen Carlson.
Current Miss America Cara Mund has accused Carlson of "disrespect, passive-aggressive behavior, belittlement, and outright exclusion."
The competition host appeared in a controversial skit about the removal of the swimsuit contest from Miss America pageants.
The appointments of former pageant winners follow male board members abruptly resigning in December.
"I feel overjoyed to have found someone to share life’s adventures,” she said.
Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson has been tapped to lead the Miss America Organization in the wake of its email scandal.
And his offer for talks with South Korea.
Carlson will be the first former Miss America to lead the organization.
Email messages sent by CEO Sam Haskell contained misogynistic language.
The women spoke out after HuffPost reported on a shocking set of internal emails filled with misogynistic statements.
Internal correspondence reveals name-calling, slut-shaming and fat-shaming in emails between the Miss America CEO, board members and a pageant writer.
Now that the Angelina Jolies and the Ashley Judds and the Minka Kellys and the Reah Bravos (Charlie Rose) and the Megyn Kellys