Alumna publishes beauty pageant article

  • June 20, 2011
Alumna publishes beauty pageant article

Hilary Levey publishes article in Boston Globe.

Gates alumna Hilary Levey has written an article in the Boston Globe giving vital statistics on the past 25 years of the Miss Massachussetts Pageant.

She says the competition, which is held on 9 July this year, has attracted entrants from across the local universities and colleges. Harvard has had the most winners, although it has not submitted the most contestants. Most college entrants have been studying science. The most common talent of entrants is singing, but there have been some unusual talents represented, such as creative writing.

One winner has gone on to be an attorney.

Levey [2002] did an MPhil in Modern Society & Global Transformations. Her PhD dissertation from Princeton was on competitive children’s activities, including pageants, and she is now a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Scholars in Health Policy programme, where she is studying youth sports injuries.

Once her post-doctoral fellowship ends next month, she will be writing full time. She already blogs for the Huffington Post and will be on NPR’s Word of Mouth this week and she has her own blog.

Picture credit: Salvatore Vuono and freedigitalphotos.net

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