News, but not the serious kind
And the new Miss Cheap Universe is…
Blog Guy, you’ve been covering the Miss Universe Pageant in Las Vegas, and this is the big day. How’s it going?
Okay I guess, but there are complaints about the cost-cutting. The Pageant is being done on the cheap this year, and it shows.
I wasn’t aware. What does it mean for the contestants?
Instead of being chauffeured around in limousines, they each get a tiny fuel- efficient car to drive.
Ouch. Say, what’s up with that sign, PLEASE NO HEAD ON COLLISIONS?
Haven’t you been to Vegas? Those signs are on every corner, aimed at drivers who lost everything at gambling.
Wow, tough crowd! So how else is the Pageant cutting costs?
The free gourmet meals are a thing of the past. You can see the new kebab truck where they have to line up to get their meals.
Very depressing. What about the opulent gift each girl receives just for taking part?
That’s sad. This year, the Pageant is handing each contestant a cheap glass candlestick and telling her it’s an iPhone.
These are smart girls. They won’t fall for that.
Whatever you say.
Top: Miss Puerto Rico 2010 Mariana Paola Vicente (front) rides a bumper car at Circus Circus in Las Vegas, August 17, 2010. REUTERS/Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP/Handout
Right: Former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins from Australia poses for photographers at the launch of “Lovable” house design summer 2010/2011 collection in Sydney’s Bondi Beach, August 18, 2010. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz
Left: Rozanna Purcell, Miss Ireland 2010, holds a pair of Galway Crystal candlestick holders that she brought as her national gift for the Miss Universe National Gift Auction in Las Vegas, August 14, 2010. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Nevada Cancer Institute. REUTERS/Miss Universe Organization LP, LLLP/Darren Decker/Handout