When I was in Basic at Fort Benning, the Drill Sergeants herded us to a mandatory Miss America pageant tour event on post. It was basically like this video, but with an audience of a thousand bored/horny/fighting*/sleeping postadolescent trainee soldiers. The girls looked tense. I always thought "Beauty Pageant on an Army Base" would be a good subject for a Hunter S Thompson essay.
This was a cool story, bros.
*One of my buddies was a Ukrainian trying to get US citizenship; his warcry in barracks brawls was "I punch your gut and squeeze your ball!".