From tapdance to lapdance?
A reader named Kelli, in Texas, writes, “Bob, I’m starting to enter serious beauty pageants, and I’m looking for something to perform in the talent portion. I was planning to twirl a baton while whistling ‘The Yellow Rose of Texas… ‘”
Take this contestant in the Miss Universe Japan competition. Either her talent is cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or else she did an actual lap dance onstage. There’s something you don’t see all the time.
I wasn’t sure this would be seen as proper, but I went to a site that tells about choosing your talent, and it said, “…anything you can perform onstage is acceptable.” If you’ve seen “Miss Saigon,” you know that doesn’t rule out very much.
The site also advises, “Take your talent public. Look for opportunities to perform in recitals, church or community groups.”
It looks to me like this woman has rehearsed plenty, though I’m not sure it was at church groups. So rethink the baton, and let me know if you want to follow in the stiletto heels of this contestant.
Oh, and did I mention? She won.
Winner of Miss Universe Japan 2009 Emiri Miyasaka performs during the Miss Universe Japan finals in Tokyo, May 11, 2009. REUTERS/Toru Hanai