Friday, January 11, 2008

Reality Check for Miss America!!

Hmmm...I have not seen an episode yet, but I am VERY scared! This just seems to me like another  desperate attempt at saving what little integrity Miss America has left! So why has Miss America become the most laughed at and mocked pageant system in the Nation? Hmmm....you tell me!!

Fact: It IS a pageant...always has been...
Fact: MAO tried to make "Hillary Clinton-types" out of all of the girls in the late 80's and 90's. (No offense to Hillary at all, it was just too homogeneous and self-deprecating for many girls! And quite honestly ugly to watch...poor girls!)

What I think Miss America SHOULD be! A group of 50 individually minded ladies with 4 purposes in mind: service, scholarship, style, and success AND how each woman emulates these areas as an individual, not as a homogenized robot! (That is in NO way a reference to Mrs. Clinton!! She is a highly admirable, strong, intelligent INDIVIDUAL female! We just couldn't all be her!)

Related Links:
http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/miss-america/miss-america.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/missamerica/filmmore/pt.html

PS - Thank you mikejaysmith for bringing this to my attention!

*note: the Four Points of the Miss America Crown are service, scholarship, style, and success!
*Miss America Reality Check on TLC Fridays 10/9c

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