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Queen vs. quarterback: Comparing Miss Universe and the Lingerie Football League

Cal Sport Media (LFL), Andrew Penner (Miss Universe)


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Miss Universe: “Confidently Beautiful”

Lingerie Football League: “True Fantasy Football”

Founding Year

Miss Universe: 1952

Lingerie Football League: 2009

What it is

Miss Universe: International beauty pageant (swimwear; evening wear; live interview)

Lingerie Football League: American football with a twist (lingerie; helmet/pads; full contact)


Miss Universe: 75-85 countries send hopefuls

Lingerie Football League: Las Vegas Sin, LA Temptation, Philadelphia Passion, Baltimore Charm, Green Bay Chill, Minnesota Valkyrie, Chicago Bliss, Omaha Heart, Cleveland Crush, Tampa Breeze, Atlanta Steam, Seattle Mist

Age Range

Miss Universe: 18-27

Lingerie Football League: 18 and up


Miss Universe: “No, contestants may not be married or pregnant. They must not have ever been married, not had a marriage annulled nor given birth to, or parented, a child. The titleholders are also required to remain single throughout their reign.”

Lingerie Football League: Sure.

Facebook Likes

Miss Universe: 260,324

Lingerie Football League: 328,484


Miss Universe: “As Miss Universe, I want to show the world that there is more to Africa than poverty, hunger and disease.” —Miss Universe 2011 Leila Lopes of Angola

Lingerie Football League: “When in doubt hit everything.” —Las Vegas Sin Twitter feed


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