View Full Version : Please explain somethign to me re: Miss USA.
04-13-2004, 08:39 AM
Ok, I don't get it. I mean I get it, it's just not for me. That aside, the wife was watching the Miss USA pageant last night, and I picked up on something I can't possibly comprehend.
These girls work their entire lives to get to this level of 'beauty contests'. They study, train, and perfect even the slightest subtleties. They tape their breasts together and put Vaseline on their teeth. They go through regional pageant after regional pageant to climb the ranks to get to be one of the few ladies to even compete in one of the 'crown jewels' of the pageant world.
So, how come the judges in the 'big game' are celebrities who don't know what they're even supposed to be juding outside of "she's puurty...". It doesn't make ANY sense to me! Isn't that like having me judge figure skating at the Olympics?
04-13-2004, 08:49 AM
I never know what they're thinking when they pick those judges. I remember seeing a "fun" figure skating Battle Of The Sexes kind of thing several years ago, and one of the judges was Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini. Like he can tell a double flip from a triple lutz.
Usually, I think that maybe the real, qualified judge got sick at the last second, and Davy Jones just happened to be in town.
04-13-2004, 09:04 AM
It's not like these "gals" are doing anything that requires actual skill -- they don't even have to walk and talk at the same time. Are their stomachs concave enough? Are their breasts perky enough? Are their answers to the hard-hitting interview questions inane enough? You don't need to be a trained professional to judge any of these elements.
04-13-2004, 10:28 AM
You know, beauty pageants used to be something not so nice. I'm still not thrilled with them, but they are now about scholarships and poise and charisma. I think you'd be darned surprised about how smart some of those women are and many of them do care about their causes (their platform per se).
The top 15 from Miss USA are picked by judges who are real judges. These 15 women contain the qualities that a Miss USA should have. It is up to the celebrity judges to pick the girl that has that extra something...that sparkle, humor, that presence. For instance it didn't take rocket science to determine that Miss Oklahoma who was asked if she could have dinner with anyone who would it be and answered Justin Timberlake was way less of what a Miss USA should be compared to Miss North Carolina who when asked if she could pick only one thing to bring with her on her tour, what would she bring answered she would bring her 11 year old sister who is an inspriation and who would keep her grounded.
But did any of you see the swimsuit competition? I think I'm fit but those girls were muscled up! Wow, that surprised the heck out of me--there has been a general progression towards fitness versus say big boobs, but these girls has washboard abs!
04-13-2004, 10:29 AM
It's a show-bizzy kind of show, made more so by being a Trump Extravaganza, so they've got to get show-bizzy judges. Who wants to watch no-name experts anyway? Certainly not me! But that bunch last night was way below B-List! I'd say they were in the K to L range!
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