John Oliver v. Miss America: Is the Money a Lie?

Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver is at it again, and this week’s well-deserved victim is the Miss America pageant and it’s over-hyped claim that the Miss American Organization makes “$45 million available for scholarship money.” After rigorous research, Oliver’s team of titans discovered that the pageants bloated number was largely hypothetical, given that they’ve only awarded $4 million total. Here’s the catch: If a $54,000 scholarship is made available to one student at a specific university, for example, Miss America multiplies that by the total number of people eligible to win that ONE scholarship, thus multiplying it by 48 and grossly inflating the scholarship money the pageant claims to grant. And if that’s not enough, they also use butt glue for bathing suits. Watch below.

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