Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Truth, lies and PC attacks

Who knew that her answer to a single question would take precedence over everything else, gain her publicity and public support that any press agent would die for, but cost her the crown?

It was a "beauty" pageant; all the contestants looked good. The outcome of the "competition" is supposed to be the best of the best – but let's face it, the part where contestants are asked a question, the truth is, they're expected to respond with some profound thought akin to "saving the world."

It was a simple, honest answer. She had the courage to say it knowing it's politically incorrect to say such things. In media interviews afterward, Prejean called the moment a test by God of her character and faith. She had no regrets; she was honest.

That didn't hold any weight for Hilton. He took to his blog, a YouTube video and TV interviews to both denounce and defame Prejean, calling her "a dumb b-tch," among other things. Use your imagination.

Bottom line, he said, Miss USA should be politically correct.

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Pageant PR rep accuses Miss California of lying

clipped from www.fresnobee.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- A spokesman for the Miss California pageant on Monday denied that contest officials told the reigning beauty queen to publicly apologize for her statement opposing same-sex marriage during the Miss USA pageant.

Carrie Prejean, 21, claimed during Sunday services at her San Diego church that producers of the state pageant told her to apologize to the gay community and to avoid mentioning religion when she appeared last week on the "Today" show and other national programs.

But San Diego public relations representative Roger Neal, who said he was one of the people advising her, called those claims lies. Contest officials urged Prejean only to reiterate that she didn't mean to offend anyone and to use the national spotlight "to heal some wounds," he said.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Miss St. Francis Pageant 2009

Enjoy our latest video!

Miss Teenage California 2009

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Miss Universe Model: 'I'm Not Anorexic'

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A Miss Universe Australia finalist has hit back at claims she is too thin, saying she is happy with her body and eats up to eight meals a day.
Stephanie Naumoska

Stephanie Naumoska has rejected criticism of her weight

Stephanie Naumoska is 5ft 9in tall, weighs seven-and-a-half stone and her gaunt appearance shocked some onlookers at the contest in Sydney.

Rachael Finch

Competition winner Rachael Finch has backed her rival

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Health key to triumph for Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch

RACHAEL Finch stumbled on a question about the challenges of federal government, but that didn't stop the Townsville model from claiming the Miss Universe Australia title last night.
The leggy brunette won over the judges despite getting tongue-tied during the Q&A section of the contest.

As well as more than $25,000 in prizes, the new Miss Universe Australia will earn the right to compete in the Miss Universe World finals to be held in the Bahamas in August.

Laura Dundovic, last year's winner, who crowned Finch, dismissed suggestions that beauty pageants were oudated.

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You're the Cure on the Hill Advocate Spotlight: Laine Berry

Laine Berry made it to a national blog with her story! Congratulations!
As You're the Cure on the Hill 2009 approaches, we're introducing you to some of the amazing advocates who will travel from around the country to join us in Washington D.C. April 20 and 21. They'll share their stories with lawmakers as they fight for heart disease and stroke research and prevention funding and healthcare reform. Today, meet... Laine Berry from Arkansas!
In 2008 I won the Mrs. International pageant from a field of women from all fifty states and around the globe. The Mrs. International organization has partnered with the American Heart Association, and has made women’s heart disease education their national platform. Since my crowning in July of 2008 I’ve traveled over 25,000 miles speaking on behalf of the AHA. I’m thrilled to complete my journey as Mrs. International as pat of the delegation from Arkansas at national lobby day!
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Katie Taylor is Miss Universe New Zealand 2009

Miss Universe New Zealand 2009 beauty pageant was held on Saturday, 25th of April in Levin. A beautiful 22 year-old Katie Taylor, Miss Southern First National, was crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2009.

The beauty queen 2009 will represent her country in Miss Universe 2009 beauty pageant at the Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23, 2009.

It's official! 15 charming contestants competed for the title of Miss Universe New Zealand 2009.

Katie Taylor is Miss Universe New Zealand 2009
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Miss Maryland Galaxy 2009

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Miss USA was crowned last night, and just hours before, some local ladies were crowned as well. But they won't be competing for Miss USA, they will be competing for the title of Teen Miss, Miss, Ms. and Mrs. Galaxy International.
And here I am with Ms. Belleza Latina 2009, Yolanda Makle (@Yolanda_Makle on Twitter), a national titleholder (who happens to be local) who was visiting - and generously helping backstage!
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Miss America 2009, Katie Stam, to Visit America's Wounded in Germany

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The European Command Area of Responsibility (EUCOM AOR) is looking forward to a much anticipated visit from Miss America 2009, Katie Stam next month. She is the first Miss America to visit the EUCOM AOR in over 35 years and will arrive to a very busy schedule.

Miss Stam's activities will begin at the USO Family Day on Patch Barracks in Stuttgart where she will be singing to and visiting with American military, civilians, and their families. The military community will also have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Miss America as well as getting her autograph.

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Miss North Carolina USA Crowned MISS USA(R) 2009 During Live NBC Telecast on April 19th

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LAS VEGAS, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- This evening, during one of the year's most exciting live television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss North Carolina USA, Kristen Dalton, as MISS USA(R) 2009. "My Name is Earl" star Nadine Velazquez and Billy Bush of "Access Hollywood" hosted the 58th Annual MISS USA Pageant from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in one of the world's most electrifying cities, Las Vegas.

Ms. Dalton is a talented singer and dancer who completed her degree in Psychology and Spanish at East Carolina University. She's not the only pageant winner in her family. Her mother was Miss North Carolina USA in 1982 and her sister was Miss North Carolina Teen USA in 2008.

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Lobby Day on Capitol Hill

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Miss USA runner-up Carrie Prejean, Michael Phelps an item?

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The Miss USA runner-up whose gay marriage flap during the pageant drew searing criticism has reportedly cuddled up to Phelps at baseball games and dined out with the hunky Olympian, her grandmother said, according to a report on RadarOnline.com.
Phelps, who is frequently seen with a stable of girls, has been laying low since photographs showing the Olympic champion with a bong in hand at a house party surfaced in the media.
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Donald Trump defends Miss California’s gay marriage comments

Back to regular articles that bother to get the pageant details right...
clipped from silverscorpio.com

He even said that Kristen Dalton, winner of the crown, deserved to win.

“I am very honored that she won. She really did a fantastic job … She was doing well on every single card and she really did answer also a very, very tough question very well,” said Trump.

He even defended Prejean by disagreeing with Hilton’s assertion that it was the worst answer in the history of the Miss USA pageant.

“Miss California has done a wonderful job, that was her belief … It wasn’t a bad answer, that was simply her belief,’ he said.

Trump added that Prejean’s question was “a bit unlucky,” arguing that no matter how she answered the question “she was going to get killed.”

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Blogs get it wrong: Blog posts that call Miss USA the Miss America Pageant

This is a common error. Has the pageant right in the article, but the title is wrong. As if there was no difference. I blame the pageant organizers for allowing this blur over the years.

We're fighting the good fight here!

My Miss America is Miss California

Last night, Miss California finished first runner-up in the Miss USA Pageant. But she is #1 in my book for her answer on gay marriage, which visibly ticked off her questioner Perez Hilton - and may have ruined her chances for the crown with a mostly-Hollywood panel of judges. Here's hoping some rich right-winger will give her a job!

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Blogs get it wrong: Blog posts that call Miss USA the Miss America Pageant

In this one, the video event says Miss USA across the top and they still get the title wrong.
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Miss America vs Perez Hilton video
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Blogs get it wrong: Blog posts that call Miss USA the Miss America Pageant

Wrong pageant. Mistakes judge for host. Are they even trying to get the story right?
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Gay Miss America Host Slams Pro-Marriage Contestant

Posted by RealClearPolitics Video Log On April - 20 - 2009 @ 22:15

Perez Hilton asked Miss California’s Carrie Prejean her thoughts on legalizing gay marriage during the Miss USA 2009 pageant, which aired live Sunday night on NBC.

“Vermont recently became the fourth state to legalize same-sex marriage,” he said. “Do you think every state should follow suit, why or why not.”

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Blogs get it wrong: Blog posts that call Miss USA the Miss America Pageant

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Perez Hilton: About Miss America “I Was Thinking The C-Word”

Mon, Apr 20, 2009

perezhJust minutes ago, Perez Hilton was on MSNBC in a live interview with anchor Norah O’Donnell to talk about the whole Miss California gay marriage fiasco.

O’Donnell asked Hilton if he wanted to elaborate on the apology he posted on his site for having called her Miss California, Carrie Prejean, a “bitch” in his video response to her answer. At first Perez said he was sorry, but then he said (roughly), “No, no, I don’t apologize . . . she’s standing her ground, and I’m standing my ground. I don’t apologize for calling her the B-word. I was thinking the C-word.”

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Blogs get it wrong: Blog posts that call Miss USA the Miss America Pageant

Miss America Mothers "Upset" After Judge Calls Pro-Marriage Contestant "Dumb B*tch"

I just received word from a source who has discussed the matter with multiple contestants and their mothers. They are upset that the Miss America pageant has broken from traditional and asked a lot of politically charged questions.
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it wrong: Blog posts that call Miss USA the Miss America Pageant

Miss California Should Have Won Miss America

Okay, so maybe I am not a beauty pageant expert, but I've watched most of the Miss USA's over the years, and although my first choice of West Virginia didn't make the final 10, to me the clear choice for Miss USA was Miss California. She looked great in a swimsuit, looked incredible in an evening gown, and gave a mature and honest answer to the interview portion. The story is here. So why wasn't she chosen? Because she personally does not believe in gay marriage.
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