#8 No Stunt Doubles Required
#7 Stan Fields
In the film, William Shatner plays the role of veteran pageant MC Stan Fields. The character’s name is taken from the popular brand of underwear sold in Canada called Stanfields. It’s also similar to Bert Parks, who was the host for the Miss America pageant from 1955 to 1979.
#6 Original Choice For Eric Matthews
While Benjamin Bratt landed the role of Eric Matthews, he wasn’t the first choice. They originally wanted the role to go to Matt Dillon, who was nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in the movie “Crash.”
#5 A Rib On Canada?
The Miss United States Pageant’s control booth features a Canadian flag in the middle of a red circle with a red slash over it. This wasn’t meant to be disrespectful to Canada; this was mainly a comment about how many movies and TV shows film in the Great White North in order to save money.
#4 Austin Is The Place To Be
Even though the film was set in New York and San Antonio, it was filmed mostly in Austin, Texas. Some of the areas they’ve filmed scenes include the Dog and Duck Pub, which is where Gracie goes to eat ice cream, and the Cue Lounge, which is the site of the botched mission in the start of the movie.