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American Royalty

By Sabrina McFarland, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

In-depth docu about Miss America Pageant history; language.

Movie NR 2023 96 minutes
American Royalty movie poster: Back of Miss America Pageant contestant who is holding the crown in the right hand and facing stage spotlight, wearing a red formal gown

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This film about the Miss America Pageant is a cinematic treat. It's great to see American Royalty winners reflect on their reigns and also share inspiring stories, such as Debbye Turner, Miss America 1990. Her pageant platform was motivating youth to excellence. "I didn't look like a Miss America," says Turner. "I was this little country Brown girl from Jonesboro, Arkansas, that defied all the odds." Now a veterinarian, Turner says that "you can achieve anything you want to and I am living proof of that."

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