Mona sacrifices everything, including family, in pursuit of a beauty pageant victory. Her friend Ruby helps her to an amazing degree.

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Joyce Parkins
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Lorna Larkin (as Bridgette L. Wilson)
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Wanda Love
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Lance DeSalvo
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Miss American Miss Host
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Nedra Hibbard
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Lurdy
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Sometimes you have to give up the life of your dreams, to discover the dream of your life... On her journey to become the next Miss American Miss, a young woman is forced to reevaluate her life's goal and, in the process, discovers what's really important and what it truly means to be... Beautiful. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes you have to give up the life of your dreams, to discover the dream of your life.

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Drama | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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29 September 2000 (USA)  »

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A Mais Bela  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,409,433 (USA) (29 September 2000)

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$3,060,963 (USA) (20 October 2000)
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Film debut of Shawn Christian. See more »

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There is no town named Schramsburg in Illinois. See more »

Quotes

Vanessa: Everybody's staring at us.
Mona Hibbard: Yeah, 'cause I'm pretty!
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Referenced in The Zack Files: Photo Double (2001) See more »

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The Wind Beneath My Wings
Written by Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley
Performed by Minnie Driver
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Her ego knew NO bounds
11 February 2004 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

On the unbelievable side but still an interesting look at a woman totally dedicated to winning beauty pageants as a way to build self esteem. A pushy, driven person who never quite grew up and leaned heavily on a childhood friend for the guidance and support she never received growing up in a loveless home. Good show with a 2 hankie finale.


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