Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Miss USA Was a Strip Contestant

So, the headline goes, "Miss USA won 'Stripper 101' competition". Rima Fakih, the first Arab to win the title of Miss USA, had held the title for only one day went somebody dished out the dirt from something that happened a couple of years back. Cor blimey. I don't see what the big deal is myself.

So she entered a pole dancing competition and didn't even remove her clothes. Let's face it, the Miss USA contest states that "The delegates who become part of the Miss Universe Organization display those characteristics in their everyday lives, both as individuals, who compete with hope of advancing their careers, personal and humanitarian goals, and as women who seek to improve the lives of others."

Let's not kid ourselves - it's a beauty contest with a touch of popularity. Do we think that women who enter The Miss USA / Miss Universe contests are beautiful but shy and retiring? No way. They have to be confident and attract your attention. What better way for miss Fakih to obtain some publicity early in her modelling career, if that's what she planned to do, than earn some money in a dancing competition, utilising a pole, that shows off her assets? She'll become more widely known and more people will back her.

The days where people like Claudia Schiffer, who was discovered in a disco, are plucked from obscurity and go on to become world famous are gone. To be a well known beauty these days takes a lot of careful management. Saving yourself and keeping out of the public eye until you plan to enter Miss USA isn't going to win you any popularity. These ladies must raise an enormous amount of money just to win their state contests. How do you do that without a public profile. And how do you enter a beauty contest as large and serious as Miss USA if you haven't done anything to show off your beauty? You wouldn't even get a look in.

It's not as if the competition was illegal. I think people need to get off her case. It's a matter of doing what you have to do to get to where you want to be. And nobody was offended by her behaviour, were they?


Iris Flavia said...

Absolutely agree.
Glad, too, you picked Schiffer as example and not siren Heidi Klum (whom you get to hear all the time in ad-breaks; she leads "Germany´s next Top-Model Part I-lost-track... 10000?")

Strange. In the news we had "First Muslim Miss USA", now, nothing else...

Anonymous said...

What a dirty whore not

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