Here She Is



Read the article What It's Really Like to Run for Miss USA During a Pandemic by Hilary featured in Glamour.

Hilary Levey Friedman is the author of Here She Is: The Complicated Reign of the Beauty Pageant in America. She is a sociologist at Brown University, where she has taught a popular course titled "Beauty Pageants in American Society." She is a leading researcher in pageantry, merging her mother's past experiences as Miss America 1970 with her interests as a glitz- and glamour-loving sometime pageant judge, and a mentor to Miss America 2018. Friedman also serves as the president of the Rhode Island chapter of the National Organization for Women. Her first book, Playing to Win, focused on children's competitive afterschool activities. 


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