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Miss American Dream

How Britney Spears went to Vegas and became a feminist role model. No, really.

By Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Illustrations by Geoff J. Kim

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Britney Spears’s Las Vegas
Welcome. (Denise Truscello/ WireImage via Getty Images)
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Britney runs through it, again. (AP Photo/Caesars Entertainment, Denise Truscello)
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Collage image credits, from top: 1. Denise Truscello for Caesar’s Entertainment (Britney), Chris Gilmore, University of the Fraser Valley, Shawn Perez, Love_Haight (Fans); 2. Marco Pakoningrat (Britney), Mainstream Media Distribution (makeup artist), Sister72 (TV anchor); 3. Picturesbyann; 4. From left: LunchboxLP (Boyz II Men), David Carroll (Cher), Zoltan Szabo (Shania Twain); 5. From top: Mark Scott, Jimi Chang, Patrick Barry / via Flickr
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Britney, dressed as, yes, an angel. (AP Photo/Caesars Entertainment, Denise Truscello)
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