Yesterday, Miss Black USA was crowned. But since Shayna Yvonne Rudd at no point tripped during the ceremony -- and has yet to weigh in on a controversial social issue or get busted for drunk driving or drugs -- there has been little media coverage of the 23-year-old's victory.

We hate it when a good-looking woman goes unnoticed, so here is Miss Rudd's photo. (Message to Miss Black USA Pageant Web site administrators: Use BIGGER pictures.)

After the jump, we have more pageant-confirmed beauties that you may have missed.


18-year old Harrison, N.Y., high school senior Christina Marraccini is 2009's Miss Italia USA. She will now travel to the motherland to compete against other Miss Italias and get groped by old men in clubs.
Since we're doing the ethnic thing, here's reigning Miss Latina Delisi Duarte. OK, she looks good. But is she wise?
Maegen Ridley, Miss Rodeo America 2009, could lasso our steer anytime. (If you know what we mean.)
Shannon McAnally is quite attractive by most standards, but we're not quite sure she can to pull off the lofty title of "America's Perfect Miss." The pageant will try again next week when they crown the 2009 winner.
While we were just going to limit this to American competitions, we feel Rachel Burr, who won Australia's "Face of Origin" pageant deserves to be recognized. And not just for her face.
Miss Hawaiian Tropic's emphasis on coconut-oil-covered flesh makes it our favorite beauty pageant. 2009 winner Arielle Reitsma hails from Cape Cod -- which may well be the opposite of Hawaii.