Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst looks at eight pageant scenes from popular TV shows and movies and rates them based on realism.
Do pageant entrants use the same beauty tricks and shortcuts as Sandra Bullock in "Miss Congeniality" (2000)? Is judging as transparent as we see in "Parks and Recreation" (2009)? And do contestants fight backstage, as in "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (1999)? Kryst also comments on "Dumplin'" (2018), "Queen America" (2018), "Misbehaviour" (2020), "Beautiful" (2000), and "Tall Girl" (2019).
Kryst is a New York attorney and an Emmy-nominated correspondent at ExtraTV. She runs White Collar Glam, a blog focusing on working attire for professional women. She was crowned Miss USA 2019 and placed in the top 10 in Miss Universe the same year.
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