There’s a new reality show in town and it’s goal is too mock the shit out of beauty contestants. When I first saw the promo I thought “well, that’s pretty nasty”. It now appears that the show mocks Miss America and is being run by the Miss America Organization in an attempt to “revamp” Miss America.
“I don’t think the past attempts were enough; they were little Band-Aids,” said Sam Haskell, Miss America Organization chairman. “In order for us to survive — and I want us flourish, not just survive — we need a younger generation to support it and find it entertaining.”
That means competing with reality television and, producers say, finding a Miss America who can go toe-to-toe with the Britneys and the Parises on the red carpet — though not at the night club.
“It’s someone who doesn’t go out and get drunk, but goes out and makes people laugh and has fun on the red carpet,” said Sarah Iven, editor in-chief of OK! Magazine and a pageant judge, describing her choice for the tiara. “Not a young woman stuck in an old woman’s suit.”
Producers also are taking a cue from the YouTube phenomenon that was Miss Teen USA South Carolina. Video of the geographically challenged beauty queen struggling to find her way out of an on-stage question rocketed around the Internet in August. Many, many were entertained — at her expense.
So, along with receiving makeover advice, the contestants in “Reality Check” were quizzed about history and science in a segment called “Are you smarter than a Miss USA Girl?” Those who weren’t were made to take a dive in a pool.
WTF? This is not “self” mockery. It’s a degrading piece of shit meant to humiliate women who spend years if not decades groveling before these bastards who got their start “judging” bikini contests on a fucking pier.
The truth is most women in the Miss America pageant are college graduates and they’re being judged by the standards of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton? That’s just ridiculous.
So here’s to the eventual downfall of “Miss America” and the rest of the beauty contests.