We looked at each other, shrugged, and got on with what we were doing.
Okay, okay. I know it’s a scholarship pageant, and that the Miss America Organization gives out millions of dollars to young women who compete in the local, state and national competitions each year. AND that Miss America travels the world promoting a social issue of her choice after winning the crown.
Or worse, does the explosion of totally bizarre reality TV programs — where girls claw each other over getting to be Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua-carrying new best friend, or men and women duke it out to win a “shot at love” with bi-sexual internet sensation Tila Tequila — does the popularity of these programs mean Miss America is just not insane enough?