01 December 2007

the changing face of beauty...



So don't get me wrong, I'm not exactly what you'd call a pageant kind of girl, I dont watch Miss World, or Miss Universe or Miss Teen USA (oh the poor wee stupid girls)...but this caught my attention on Yahoo today. Miss China was just crowned Miss World! Well, I think it was Miss World, it could have been Miss Universe, but then don't you think the term 'Miss Universe' is exclusionary?? What if Dephot Brognicker from quadrant X planet Gleebot wanted in but couldn't raise the space travel fare??? (hey, I can channel space dork like the best of them!)

Anyway...Miss China won, I know nothing about her, if she is a drunken floosy like one of the last US contestants, or whether she owns a puppy farm or is in line for a Nobel Peace prize...what I do know is that the top three women in this crazy glammed up poodle show were not your typical blonde haired, doe eyed baton twirlers of years past they were in fact women of color. This is good. Even if it is in a 'Trump'd' up beauty pageant.

I'm not ready to call her a 'role model' yet...being pretty is fine n'all but it isn't ending hunger or creating a renewable energy source or even close to licking the stamps for the letters that Bono writes, but if she ends up doing good things for her country and raising awareness for her cause then perhaps she might just make the list.

4 comments:

A Special Family said...

Great post H, you really are wonderful and funny too ;)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

That is to funny but like you said... let's hope she does something good... though I can lick Bono's stamps... thinking about it when was the last time you licked a stamp - lol

MotherMotherOcean said...

Here she is, Miss America.

redmaryjanes said...

I'm glad to hear about this too. I think it's fantastic.