I read your critique and don't especially care for the Miss America or Miss Universe..but must admit I was very proud of you when you were Miss Marigold...Bomma
love that you wrote this and also now having a flash back from when you won Miss Marigold that your performace piece including a line about "faxing a prayer to the Western Wall..." that must have been the clincher for the Pekin judges :)
I love it, S! And it demonstrates why any wise person would shy away from intellectual talk with you. ;) But I can't resist: I thought Slater was gay? If not he's at least a major gay icon. That's the wrinkle I'd want to discuss with you over cocktails. What does it mean to put a gay (icon) man into the role of hyper-masculine enforcer of heteronormativity?But leave it to me to get all gay about it. I notice your first commenter on Antenna raised a question of racial ambiguity. That's how you know this is brilliant my friend. You've provided a platform for all kinds of neat conversations.
I loved your article! I remember when Miss America was culturally relevant.(But I am OLD) However, I think that we are getting healthier and more enlightened as a culture. And as we do, Miss America and other beauty pageants are progressively less relevant. Great article.
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