The Competition

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Publisher:
Pineapple Street Studios, Wondery

The Competition

5.0/5

Critic Rating

Did you know that every summer, 50 of the nation’s best and brightest high school seniors—one from every state—descend on Mobile, Alabama to take part in the country’s most lucrative scholarship competition exclusively for teen girls?The Competition takes you behind the scenes of the Distinguished Young Women program (formerly known as America’s Junior Miss) and follows seven radically different teenage girls as they experience the highs and lows of competing for two weeks. But, what happens when a Supreme Court decision catapults all 50 girls into the center of a nationwide debate about their rights as women in Am...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Apr 25, 2024

"It’s a harsh, competitive tale that Oliaee tells so well."

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Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Apr 12, 2024

"I love that the host of the podcast is a former contestant and current judge...It’s shockingly profound, lovely, well reported, well edited, and it’s just so FUN."

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