Miss USA pageant, under fire for racy pics
Lacy lingerie, ample cleavage and plenty of bare skin - this is how the 51 contestants appear in the official photos. The pageant has come under fire for releasing black and white publicity pics of barely clad contestants.entertainment Updated: May 12, 2010 11:39 IST
"Lacy lingerie, fishnets, smudged black eyeliner, knee-high boots, ample cleavage and plenty of bare skin, all while positioned in seductive poses on a large bed," reports Fox News
If the Miss USA pageant disqualified all the contestants who had appeared in racy photos —a la Carrie Prejean— it would probably be left with no contestants.
The pageant has come under fire for releasing black and white publicity photos of barely clad contestants.
Fox News deems Miss Virginia and Miss Kansas “topless,” though they are wearing (unbuttoned) shirts.
At least one state director got phone calls from contestants who “were concerned, knowing that they had to participate in order to be competitive,” she says, but another says the photos are just plain “hot.”
A rep for the organization says the sexy shoot was designed to break the “pageant princess” stereotype and project a “hot, yet tasteful” image. To see all the photos, click here.