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Biracial, lesbian contestant a trailblazer in Miss South Carolina pageant
April 11th, 2013
09:42 AM ET

Biracial, lesbian contestant a trailblazer in Miss South Carolina pageant

By Moni Basu, CNN

(CNN) - At 7, Analouisa Valencia was crowned Palmetto Princess in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She relished it - and like a lot of little girls, she dreamed of becoming Miss America  one day.

In a few months, Valencia, now 19, will take the stage for the Miss South Carolina contest, hoping for victory and a chance to compete for the coveted national title.

But she's no ordinary contestant. She will mark a first in her conservative home state.

Valencia's father is from Mexico; her mother, an African-American. Valencia came out as a lesbian when she was in the ninth grade and took her girlfriend Tamyra Bell to her high school prom.

She was already shredding stereotypes of beauty pageants because she's biracial. But a lesbian beauty pageant contestant from South Carolina?

"I just really wanted to be an advocate for equality for everyone this year," she says on the phone before heading off to classes at Spartanburg Community College. She eventually wants to earn a business degree at the University of South Carolina.

Her participation in the Miss South Carolina contest is in part a human rights campaign: she is promoting rights for people with special needs (she coaches Special Olympics gymnasts), for racial minorities, for gay people.

She has already thought about her answers if the judges question her on this score. She will be perfectly open and honest about who she is, about their opinions.

"I want to show the judges who I really am," she says. "I want to show them how passionate I am about my platform, how passionate I am for being an advocate for equality."

South Carolina ranks low nationally on LGBT rights. It bans same-sex marriage, does not afford employment, housing or hate-crime protections for LGBT people and has unconstitutional sodomy laws still on the books.

For Valencia to make a run for Miss South Carolina is "courageous," says Ryan Wilson, the executive director of the South Carolina Equality Coalition, a statewide LGBT civil rights group.

"I think it takes a lot of courage for any young person to live openly and authentically. We are extremely proud of Analouisa," Wilson says.

He says beauty pageant contestants can be stereotyped, but they can often afford young women a chance to show leadership.

"She can be a role model for LGBT youth," Wilson says.

There hasn't been negative feedback, Valencia says. So far.

But she's prepared to cope with ugliness if it surfaces. For the time being, she's enjoying her title of Miss Lyman, her hometown just a few miles from Spartanburg.

She's been taking voice lessons every Friday. At the Miss South Carolina pageant in July, she will sing Leona Lewis' "Footprints in the Sand." She's confident she will make an impression.

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  1. Meki60

    She would be beheaded in Saudi Arabia

    April 11, 2013 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • steele hammer

      You're very ignorant, racist, and probably off of your meds

      April 11, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph

      Cool story Hansel

      April 12, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • OK whatever

      And...

      April 12, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Andrew

    Why is this news?
    How is this trailblazing when its always been allowed since the 60's?

    Why is this news?

    April 11, 2013 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joseph

      What is this? A center for ANTS?

      April 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Augie

    You are beyond anger. I hope you find whatever is missing in your life.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Augie

    All I can do is pray for you.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Steve Roil

    That's the best comment I've ever read on a forum. Thank you.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MarvinGerb

    Shredding beauty contest stereotypes because she's biracial? There has already been a biracial Miss America, Suzette Charles in 1984. I can't say whether she's a lesbian, but I know a guy who dated her who says she's not.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ShowTime

    preach it

    April 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dan

    That's hot.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim W.

      You must have some very cute guy friends !

      April 11, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tim W.

    Biracial is a oxymoron ! WE all belong to the HUMAL race ! Is there anyone on earth today that is not bi- nationality ?

    April 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake Sager

      Ewwwww... you said humal and now I think you're stupid.

      April 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • MC of Ceremonies

      My grandmother is 100% Finnish. But other than her, no.

      April 11, 2013 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • OK whatever

      Yes. Both my parents were Americans.

      April 12, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Daniel - from Brazil

    "Rooting for her!
    The success of a "biracial" blood girl, in a racial-divided society,like the US is, always helps to dimninish the prejudices. Even if it's a drop in the Ocean, it's the good kind of drop. Congrats to the ones that voted for her, as well, for not abiding by the tacit and veiled racism that would prevent this princess from reaching the top. May I known from CNN, why is the comment awaiting moderation???" To politely tell the truth here?

    April 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mike

    How ignorant can you be we are human beings what is wrong with you please enlighten me.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. socalpimp

    She will be a nominee for CNN Heroes for sure....She has 2 qualities already

    April 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Daniel - from Brazil

    Then tell me how the heck, Obama was able to pave his way to the top???? Running after zebras or being smarter than you? I'd go for the second option...
    BTW, What am I doing here: It's waste of time discussing with such a narrow mind like yours.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dana

    That's how I feel about the disorders, A.D.H.D, A.D.D, and Autism. the new chic for parents that have no control over their kids, something to put the blame on .

    April 11, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Daniel - from Brazil

    By his opinions, I wonder what a said person, this guy must be...

    April 11, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel - from Brazil

      I mean "sad"

      April 11, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Daniel - from Brazil

    I always listen carefully and am open to investigate if another person's arguments make sense. Being so, I was trying to identify who the worthless "n1gers" mentioned by Mr Nat were...
    Tiger Woods? hmmm dont think so.
    Pelé the greates sportsman of all times? Well, I guess not.
    Jesse Owenns, who beat the arian nazis??? hmmm, nope.
    So, this Mr Nat is only about blah blah, blah.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  17. maria

    .....What did i just read?

    April 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  18. .

    What a load of malarky.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Daniel - from Brazil

    LOL
    Mr Hate may not like the gender at all.
    On my part, I likle nice girls... Blacks, white, reds, yellows... even the greens and pinks if they came in this color

    April 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Joseph Price

    Why Not? She's beautiful.

    April 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Scrittore

    Yep – like I just said.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  22. James PDX

    Why not? What have you got against lesbians? I get you've watched a few go at it in your time.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scrittore

      Nope – you maybe James PDX – but NEVER me !!!!

      April 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • James PDX

      Funny, there's an obligatory lesbian scene in every hetero adult film. So you've never watched an adult film in your life? I feel sorry for you, Scrittore.

      April 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Daniel - from Brazil

    What do you mean?

    April 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel - from Brazil

      Man, "your America" is becoming a hispanic country. Get used.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scrittore

      Guess you didn't read very carefully Daniel.

      I've got no problem with bi-racial and that includes Latin (went to school for a while in Mexico dude).

      It's the other part of her life choice I don't want representing America – becausae it doesn't !!!

      April 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Cambridge Ray

    You go, girl!!

    April 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  25. James PDX

    Many better men have felt that way...and ended up horribly embarrassed.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  26. .

    Maybe you need to pay attention so you'd know what's really going on and when CNN is trying to pull the wool over your eyes.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Kisha

    Please white people will be dead of skin cancer before you get a chance to "take your country back." Whatever that means since this was never your country to begin. I guess exteriminating the indigenous people who actually lived on the land then stealing it gives you the rights to this land if they look at it in the eyes of evil demon spirited people I can understand your logic. You probably have a couple of your family members on death's door or on their way. Have fun this summer in the sun at the beach.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Really?

    We've already had a black Miss America, Vanessa Williams, her crown was revoked when nude photos of her were released later. This young lady would be a breath of fresh air in the I hope for World Peace crowd!

    April 11, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Dana

    " NOT ' I meant will not win.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Stanley Freidman

    I've been watching this blog for hours....and I would say 95% of all comments are censored (deleted), meaning that only a small fraction of comments, the ones that CNN agrees with stay.

    So what's the point, really? What BS!

    April 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel - from Brazil

      If that's so, it's a shame. They should let even the worst opinion be "on air".

      April 11, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • CLM

        Why? It's CNN's site and if someone reports something as offensive or inappropriate, they review it, and if it is in fact offensive or inappropriate, they remove it. People can't post whatever they feel or think on someone else's site and expect it to remain there because it is their "right".

        April 11, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • OK whatever

        It has nothing to do with offending people. They carefully edit their boards to bolster their political stance and belittle any other. As a private organization they have every right to do so. It doesn't make it any less shameful, cowardly, dishonest, or pathetic, but it is perfectly acceptable for them to do so in the eyes of the the industry and the law.

        April 12, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • nobikiniatoll

      How's life in the slow lane, Stanley? Maybe you should pull that thing over and park it if you can't keep up with the flow of traffic.

      April 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  31. I Am God

    No she isn't.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  32. .

    I think this article is a bunch of horse manure.

    But you're even lower than that.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Joe Corrao

    yawn

    April 11, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Daniel - from Brazil

    Wow, a Lesbian Mafia?! How many Mafias is there in the US? LOL

    April 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Daniel - from Brazil

    They seemed to have removed "Truth" comments from the discussion. It's a shame, 'cause his intolerance and hate only showed how pertinent my comments were.
    BTW, his stating about the "American face" is more and more becoming just a wishful thinking for hillbilies like him.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Really?

    Gays and lesbians have children.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Calvin

      Pretend tube based children don't count.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Really?

    Sorry but no dude is going to change her from being a lesbian unless she is actually a bi-sexual. The American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Counseling Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association, the American School Counselor Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the National Association of SocialWorkers, together representing more than 480,000 mental health professionals, have all taken the position that homosexuality is not a mental disorder and thus is not something that needs to or can be “cured."

    April 11, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  38. IslandAtheist

    That's the dumbest thing I've read today.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  39. sybaris

    There's 3 billion women in the world.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  40. T.rex

    I'm German and Irish... Does that mean, i'm bi-racial too? Who, on earth, isn't a mix of something?

    April 11, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniela

      I really dislike these pageants...no matter how you try to spin it, it has to do with looks and to me that is just ridiculous. If we all focused on what is INSIDE more than worrying about weighing 103 lbs, imagine what a world we could live in...

      April 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bob

        It's a Beauty Pagent.

        April 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel - from Brazil

        An ugly world??

        April 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • OK whatever

        Oh yeah, it'll be all drum circles and bong water for all eternity. Silly little girl.

        April 12, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Drew

      No. That does not make you bi-racial. There is a difference between nationality and race. I don't think its a hard concept.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel - from Brazil

        You speak like you were a doctor on that.... But, actually, scientists have been dismistified this concept of human races.

        April 11, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Kevin

        The only "race" that really matters is human. We are all descended from Adam.

        April 11, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • OK whatever

        Unless Adam was a monkey you're full of crap.

        April 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • pamela berger

      I hope she wins

      April 11, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • pithy commenter

      No, it just means you don't know the definition of the word "race."

      April 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sally

      Absolutely! It puzzles me how people do not understand this...

      April 11, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  41. jack

    you must have just arrived on earth. I've seen tons of hot lesbians, know a few myself. You should get out more.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Charles Pennington

    She is the New Face Of America, Mixed Race and LGBT. A lot has changed in South Carolina since I lived there as a kid. I hope she wins.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truthis

      Yes we stole it from the Indians.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • sean

      and the "white man" did one hell of a job.... NOT.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel - from Brazil

      Lol. That sounds more like a wishful thinking of yours...

      April 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  43. ShaniquaDon'tLiveHereNoMore

    Oh I get it like a centaur or a Liger.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Chris

    See, you overplayed your hand there. A good troll says something outrageous, but not so outrageous that it becomes an obvious troll. You went barreling right through the grey area and plowed straight into the black. Or perhaps it's the other way around?

    April 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Ryan

    I don't even know what to say to this comment. Wow.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  46. ShaniquaDon'tLiveHereNoMore

    If her and her girlfriend were right here in front of me, I'd kiss and hug them both so much to show my love and my appreciation.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Lucycat1

    Troll

    April 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Daniel - from Brazil

    Rooting for her!
    The success of a "biracial" blood girl, in a racial-divided society,like the US is, always helps to dimninish the prejudices. Even if it's a drop in the Ocean, it's the good kind of drop. Congrats to the ones that voted for her, as well, for not abiding by the tacit and unveiled racism that would prevent this princess from reaching the top.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joel

      >> in a racial-divided society,like the US

      Huh? We're perhaps the most integrated country on the planet, where people of all races come from all nations because being here is better than being where they come from. Is Mexico as racially integrated? Nope. Zimbabwe? Nope. Ivory Coast? Nope. Saudi Arabia? Nope. China? Nope. But no, you just gotta spew hatred at America, don't you?

      April 11, 2013 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • CrisGu

        The fact that they are allowed to live here doesn't mean people in this country aren't racist. What we see the MOST on a daily basis are racist news going on all over the country. To say the US isn't segregated and racist is a lie!

        April 11, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • OK whatever

        Segregation requires government action. Don't be stupid. The US hasn't been segregated in a while now. As far as the racist individual citizen part goes, all I can say is you need to travel more. The US doesn't even come close to cornering the market on racist citizens!

        April 12, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Richard Allen

    She looks like a contender. I am interested to see how it plays out. Will prejudice sully her chances or will dreams and revelations bring us a new dawn?

    April 11, 2013 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe Seattle

      Wow! Someone gay winning the Miss America pageant harkens in a new dawn. I was think more like someone developing warp drive or limitless cheap environmentally friendly energy or at least flavored potato chips not laced with MSG.

      Richard – Let me know if your new dawn happens – I might not be paying attention.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Richard Allen

        I guess the understanding of people with different belief systems doesn't mean anything to you. Head on back to the farm and jump on your 4 wheeler. No one will miss you.

        April 12, 2013 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
      • Bob

        Thanks for your comments and I could not agree more.

        April 12, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • OK whatever

        Yeah, sorry I've got to side with Joe on this one. A person (any person) winning a silly beauty contest hardly represents a new dawn! LOL.

        April 12, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  50. DeafRamirez

    Good luck with that, then.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  51. aj828

    Good for her! I really, really hope that she wins. She's absolutely beautiful, inside and out.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • ShaniquaDon'tLiveHereNoMore

      link?????????

      April 11, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • timelord7202

      These contests check out only the exterior. Anything else is a showpiece.

      April 11, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  52. ShaniquaDon'tLiveHereNoMore

    I am a little upset.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Theo

    No doubt, this lady is very pretty. Maybe she ought to consider that female beauty pageants are relics of the past. There are truly better ways to show leadership.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • beatstockpromotersdotcom

      Theo at no time did a beauty queen ever show leadership

      April 11, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • James PDX

      But to make an impact in those other ways, she needs to be noticed. This will get here the seen and people will now givr her more opportunities. If she wins, the pageant will even allow her to promote her agenda on their dime.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  54. zimapan1

    That's the only reason I clicked on the article, to see why the term "bi racial" was in the headline

    April 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • ?

      But then you took the time to comment too?

      April 11, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Marlboro Man

    It will be a sad day for the LGBT community when the DPRK nukes Austin.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • ShaniquaDon'tLiveHereNoMore

      LOL with what? m1000's tied to bottle rockets?

      April 11, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Brian

    "I think it takes a lot of courage for any young person to live openly and authentically. We are extremely proud of Analouisa," Wilson says.

    What is not said: EXECPT if you are openly and authentically a conservative Religious young person (Christian, Muslim, Jewish). Then please keep your mouth shut about your oppinions and live and let live.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • James PDX

      You keep forgetting that you reached the corner you're in now because your "opinions" are hateful and you keep trying to pass them into law which would legalize the oppression of another group of people. All she wants to do is be accepted for who she is and have the same rights as everyone else.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  57. ShaniquaDon'tLiveHereNoMore

    Everyone loves lesbians, especially biracial. I heard there are literally dozens of pictures online.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  58. samkabam

    I guess I am surprised that "biracial" is mentioned as if that is an issue or a problem. Is the person who wrote this article in his/her 90s?

    April 11, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • chaz

      You think we live in a post-racial society? hah.

      April 11, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      You obviously are not familiar with SC.

      April 11, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  59. ShaniquaDon'tLiveHereNoMore

    I got bronchitis!

    April 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  60. jawadtowns

    Naa Truth, you're confused. White Devils such as yourself introduced disease, greed, funk (and I'm not referring to music), pedophilia, incest, and barbarianism. Poor guy...dude you should reutrn your GED diploma to the state, you learned nothing.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  61. zataco2zolta

    At least she has teeth unlike you.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  62. El Flaco

    Obnoxious Personality Disorder

    April 11, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  63. dan

    Does she think that pointing all this out right before the contest will give her an edge with the judges so that they will vote political instead of voting for the best looking woman.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rich

      RE – dan
      Does she think that pointing all this out right before the contest will give her an edge with the judges so that they will vote political instead of voting for the best looking woman.

      Exactly, everybody feel sorry for and vote for me the oddball....

      April 11, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • jawadtowns

      White trailer trash have no money, no civility and no teeth. Sounds like you Truth. You're probably a great whistler and penis pleaser.

      April 11, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • James PDX

      The article states she has been living an openly gay life. Sounds like it's only news to the news. Got any other conspiracies you need cleared up?

      April 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  64. john west

    she is absolutely gorgeous, and i hope she wins.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  65. jawadtowns

    Lawd Jesus! Truth and all his trailer trash friends don't like brown people! Ohhh Lawd what is we gonna do??!!?? Please love brown people Truth. Our lives depend on it...

    April 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  66. ShaniquaDon'tLiveHereNoMoe

    I've watched many many videos of attractive interracial lesbians. Nothing wrong with that.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  67. us_1776

    You GO girl !!

    .

    April 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Israel Cortes

    Analouisa,

    You are beautiful. All people are born but they never truely live. Live your life the way you want.

    Best of luck.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  69. jawadtowns

    All trailer trash like Truth need is chewing tobacco, meth, and the neighborhood horse for "relations".

    April 11, 2013 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  70. ShaniquaDon'tLiveHereNoMoe

    Look it's diary of a mad black woman LOL

    April 11, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Matt

    well smart one....only the Nordic whites generally have problems with any skin cancers...ask an Italian or Spaniard about their tan....and if you want to talk about what people have or don't have.....how about sickle cell anemia? For whites and blacks who receive the same treatment for cancers, white women survive breast cancer 50% more and white men survive prostrate cancer at 30% more...WITH THE SAME DETECTION CARE AND FOLLOW UP.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  72. beisbolfan

    This girl is so good looking that nobody will have anything bad to say about her. I am one of those old white male conservatives that the young, cool, hip people love to hate. I oppose gay marriage, amnesty for illegal aliens, affimative action , and all the usual gripes of people in my racial and age group. But my guess is that nobody will have the heart to be mean to this young girl, in public.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  73. urmomlol

    Oh snap!

    April 11, 2013 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  74. who cares

    she can flaunt her sweet thing in my face anytime she wants, I get the feeling she likes it that way

    April 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Bobbie

    Pot, meet kettle. Maybe YOU should learn how to read! She came out in 9th grade and took her partner to her high school prom. IDIOT!!

    April 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  76. jawadtowns

    You do realize that when women reject you that it's not just because you're super gay. It's also because you're missing teeth, your breath smells like sewage, your trailer home...well...is your home and your prison GED isn't getting you anywhere. Just wondering if you realize this...

    April 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Dood

    Agreed. Keep that stuff to yourself, we really don't want to know about it.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Jonah's Whale

    Exactly, the choices she makes in her private life are that...private.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  79. deano dd

    OK – LGBT...xyz You're all accepted! and as the previous commenter said "just be human" and for god's sake can we just move on with life!

    April 11, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Jason B

    Exactly, the choices she makes in her private life are that...private. I don't want to know...

    April 11, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Anne

    Exactly! Why is the news that the girl is biracial or lesbian? Let her go to the contest as any other girl.
    Hey, there is also "a straight Catholic girl pageant at Miss South Carolina".

    April 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Spleef

    POD, shes black and mexican and lesbian, shes a 10 already and ain't she so cute?????

    April 11, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  83. jawadtowns

    If you want to call your prison GED an education, feel free. Your diploma is posted right next to your life-size George Michaels and Boy George poster.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  84. fastrack1

    Gawd, I hope you're joking. And if you're not, I hope God gets you...She is a forgiving God, but stupid can't easily be forgiven.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  85. who cares

    no i'ts come Velincia come

    April 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Yankee Doodle Dandy

    POD, she black and mexican and gay, shes a 10 already and ain't she so cute?????

    April 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  87. jawadtowns

    Fool, what ground? You don't even own the property your trailer is parked on.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  88. who cares

    send her my way, when I was through with her she would be disabled :–, and carrying a child

    April 11, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  89. gary

    dare you to say that to a human .. besides someone in your klan base

    April 11, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  90. jawadtowns

    He's frustrated Dashaun...his little thingie no workie. At least not on women. He calls people of color animals...well I guess he got raped by a bunch of animals in prison. They went all Beasts of the Southern Wild on him...

    April 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Jseph

    Beauty is beauty regardless.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • timelord7202

      There was once a cheap and cheesy sci-fi tv show, which did a parody of a Miss Universe pageant... the show was "Buck Rogers", and quietly shows how shallow many people are – and that includes the writers of that atrocious episode.

      It's interesting how far we've come since 1979... or, rather, haven't...

      April 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  92. gary

    chimp? .. don't bring your mother into this

    April 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Mel

    You can say anything you like but you can't say anything to people's face. Interesting.. you must be totally coward!

    April 11, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Isaac

    Obvious trolls are obvious

    April 11, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Jseph

    And what are you, a redneck?

    April 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • AceRyder

      Life of the party, aren't you?

      April 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  96. gary

    "The idea is preposterous" your mother and father should have had the same response when planning (if) to have you .. corse that was probably and accident

    April 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  97. AceRyder

    Yeah, I'm a bigot who has a mixed race kid of my own.

    April 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  98. jawadtowns

    Don't make me Django you!! LOL!!

    April 11, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Isaac

    You mad bro?

    April 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Rick B

    Why not

    April 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
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