News, but not the serious kind
Cocktails with Miss Universe, sir?
Blog Guy, I don’t see how you can cover Miss Universe year after year. It’s so boring, it never changes!
That’s where you’re wrong. Compared with the old days, the modern pageant is much more complex and demanding.
Look at this top photo. Contestants have security drills, learning to leave the stage gracefully in an emergency. These women are being chased by a deranged man with a chainsaw, but they’re just holding on to each other and dancing off the stage. THAT’S poise!
That is impressive. What else do they have to do these days that is so difficult?
Well, here are some good examples. One contestant is selecting the best possible melon, and she will be graded on her choice.
Yes, but she’ll still beat the contestants who came back with basketballs and fireplace logs. Next to her is a contestant who will mix some festive evening cocktails for us, using these small airline-size liquors she selected.
That’s tanning oil in those bottles, Blog Guy. Not liquor.
I know. Just PRETEND to sip it. Here on the right, this young lady is practicing her talent act for the pageant, a classical piece on the cello…
It’s a ukulele, Blog Guy.
Okay, THAT’S enough! It’s churlish pedants like you who spoil this fine pageant for the rest of us!
Top: Miss Universe 2011 contestants enjoy a samba dance class at the Vila Maria samba school in Sao Paulo September 4, 2011. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P.
Combo left: Miss Chile 2011 Vanessa Ceruti chooses a coconut after a bicycle ride from Parque das Bicicletas to Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 28, 2011. REUTERS/Richard D. Salyar/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout
Combo right: Miss Universe Australia 2011 Scherri-Lee Biggs poses for a photo at a swimming pool at Casa Grande Hotel in Guaruja, August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout
Right: Miss Universe Thailand 2011 Chanyasorn Sakorchan plays a ukulele at Casa Grande Hotel in Guaruja, August 30, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Decker/Miss Universe Organization, L.P. LLLP/Handout