Which pageant's better--Miss America, which takes place this weekend, or Miss USA? As the formula grows tired, each organization is doing everything it can to shore up its beauty queen's territory. Here's what a fight card might look like.
TITLE MISS AMERICA
POPULATION 14,046,000 TV viewers
SPIN Worthy; emphasizes education and charitable service
NEW HOST Donny and Marie Osmond
SITE Atlantic City, N.J.
TALENT Each of the Top 5 contestants (rather than the Top 10) will give a two-minute performance
ENTERTAINMENT 98[degrees]--in a video performance
SCORING New emphasis on speaking skills. Onstage interview is now worth 20% (an increase of...