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Monday, June 17, 2013

Miss USA: I'm sorry can you repeat that?

Miss Connecticut accepting her title

What I'm about to tell you is going to come as a shock. Especially if you know me.

I like beauty pageants.

I know. Your opinion of me has dropped. I can tell by the way your mouth opened in surprise and shock. Hear me out.

I appreciate the amount of self confidence it takes to walk out on stage and say "go ahead and judge my appearance." Lord knows I don't have that kind of confidence.

I appreciate those who have an entertaining talent although I find it somewhat disturbing that many of the contestants tap dance. I image watching me write or scrapbook wouldn't be as entertaining.

I appreciate the ridiculously outlandish questions asked to 19-25 year olds. In fact, I would love to write these questions.

Last night was no exception. Miss Utah was asked, "A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?"

She responded by saying, "I think we can relate this back to education, and how we are … continuing to try to strive to [epic pause] figure out how to create jobs right now. That is the biggest problem. And I think, especially the men are … um … seen as the leaders of this, and so we need to try to figure out how to create educate better so we can solve this problem. Thank you."

Let's be serious. She'd have been better off if she'd said, "I'm sorry. I simply have no idea why women continue to earn less. I do, however, find this trend disturbing, demoralizing and simply not in alignment with world peace."

Instead, her answer literally made me feel significantly stupider for having listened to it. Her rambling incoherent thought made her answer completely irrelevant. Although, she did still manage to grab third place.

This is why it's important to have a real opinion and to not try to spout off what you think people want to hear.

Or just say April 25th because it's not too hot and it's not too cold and all you need is a light jacket.

6 random thoughts:

Kenya G. Johnson said...

LOL! Love your answer. I gotta say I hate pageants. I came out of the shower last night and my husband had that on. I said, "Why are you looking at that?" He said, "I couldn't find the remote." Really?

Jenny @ flutterbyechronicles said...

I can never watch the interview portion of these cause I get so embarrassed for them when they look like a deer in headlights and then say something so stupid.

Jon DeepBlue said...

Oh! I can SO see you tap dancing!


kisatrtle said...

I'm not sure I but the couldn't find the remote answer. I think he was watching :-) LOL

kisatrtle said...

Jon it wouldn't be pretty

kisatrtle said...

It is the best part. Lol

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