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Miss Teen USA

  1. Aug 24, 2007 #1

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    The beauty pageant is on tv tonight. I can't believe that in this day and age we still have beauty pageants for women.

    "If I win, I want to bring peace to the world through my baton twirling skills". :yuck:
     
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  3. Aug 24, 2007 #2

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    As long as men have money in their pockets, they'll be lured to spend it by scantily-clad women. It's just a fact of human life. Now that women have much more equals rights and almost equal pay, you all might to decide to put on Mr. Teen USA pageants, too. You have to admit there are more shirtless boys with six-pack abs on TV now than there used to be.

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  4. Aug 24, 2007 #3
    I'm not surprised. It's slowly dawning on me that the main focus and activity of young girls is to master the art of being attractive. With the breakdown of family values and traditional religion it's all most of them do any more.
     
  5. Aug 24, 2007 #4
    The Hooter's pageant thing was on last night. The winner was hot.
     
  6. Aug 24, 2007 #5

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    I heard the next Miss America pageant will also be a reality show.
    Thanks a lot. Now I'm craving buffalo wings.
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  7. Aug 25, 2007 #6
    Miss Teen USA promotes socially acceptable lust toward minors. Is it better to have millions of men (and boys) fantasizing about a teen's body, or to condone child brides who are beholden only to one? Hey, I think they are good-looking.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2007 #7

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    I bet all the losers were too!
     
  9. Aug 25, 2007 #8

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    Meh, so what? The women love the attention and feel beautiful (don't they all?) and the men watch it cause they're horny.
    All natural desires. You can't and perhaps shouldn't stop it. If not beauty pageants, it'll be something else.

    Here I admit my ignorance. I never watch these things.
    How old are the girls. Are they really minor? (Does that mean <18?)
     
  10. Aug 25, 2007 #9
    I assumed, since they are "Teen," that some would be "under age." Not like the porn spam "teens," however (who "must" be 18 or 19).
     
  11. Aug 25, 2007 #10

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    I always thought that beauty pageants were watched by a predominantly female audience. The sponsors seem to target young women - lots of make-up and hair products.
     
  12. Aug 25, 2007 #11

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    It is a primarily female endeavor. The only reason for the swimsuit competitions in these pageants is to get some male viewership. I had a steady girlfriend in HS that drove me off with her incessant "planning" of our "future", and she capped it off with her participation in our state's version of that pageant. Why should a physically attractive young woman feel compelled to bank on her looks (and her burning desire for world peace) to compete against other physically attractive women in a "dog show"? The people running these pageants, their "consultants" and others are making big money off the insecurities and ambitions of pretty females who want to cash in on their physical beauty - a transient quality that in no way guarantees that the packaging accurately describes the contents.
     
  13. Aug 25, 2007 #12

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    There are other ways of looking at this in terms of women's equality. The way I see it, women have a world of choices open to them now...this does not mean they can't choose to earn scholarships based on appearances rather than brains if that is their choice and someone is still willing to offer it. As long as they are making the choice to do this, and aren't forced into it because of a lack of other options, then that is their prerogative. I'm not sure it's really any different than earning a scholarship based on your talent in football or soccer or fencing either.

    I'm not surprised it's still popular. The rise in reality TV shows featuring teens of both sexes trying to get recognition for their looks and vocal skills suggests there is still a large viewing population interested in watching those shows. I'm sure much of the viewing demographic is under 25.

    I realized there was some pageant type show on when I flipped channels and saw people parading around in sashes, but didn't pause long enough to find out which pageant it was. I opted to read a book for a while, then watched Grease (I'd rather watch a young John Travolta rather than young girls).
     
  14. Aug 25, 2007 #13
    Donald Trump owns Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss teen USA. He just bought the Miss America pageant. He doesn't own Hooters because he doesn't like chicked wings.
     
  15. Aug 25, 2007 #14
    i want to see her!:cool: any pictures?
     
  16. Aug 25, 2007 #15

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    Nope. They banned all sorts of photographic or video recording equipment during the pageant. The only possible source for images are from the skilled painters and drawers that attended the event.
     
  17. Aug 25, 2007 #16
    Fox news had a photographer sneak in and use a cell phone camera. Sorry but I cannot disclose that the winner was Miss Colorado

    http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/0,4644,2252,00.html
     
  18. Aug 25, 2007 #17
    what the heck?:confused:
     
  19. Aug 25, 2007 #18

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    Some of these girls have been conditioned to "choose" this by their families, too, so there's a lot of gray in this area. I've traveled extensively in my work (for a decade or so) and I can tell you that amongst the professionals I've worked with, a high percentage of them with attractive wives were pressing their cute little girls into pageants from a very early age, with lots of money being spent on voice training, diction, dance lessons, costumes, makeup, etc. By the time their daughters were 8-10 years old, they were old hands at putting on a front for visitors with beaming smiles and too-mature poses. It is far more prevalent in the south than in the northern states, but I remember my immediate boss (project superintendent) on a large apartment project in the 70's being inordinately proud that his little girl had taken the Little Miss Attleboro (Mass) title.

    I agree that if a young woman chooses to leverage her assets in a beauty pageant, she is free to do so, just as a star football player is free to leverage his talent to wrangle a scholarship with with a top college. The people who win out in these enterprises are the broadcaster, promoters, agents, and the people in control of the broadcast rights.

    I would love to see a pageant of teen humanitarians (male and female) chosen state-by-state for their dedication to doing good things for others. Oprah could pull off something like this, and with her ratings clout, she could make it a popular event. Bill and Melinda Gates could step up on this one, too. I'd love to see a humanitarian teen (regardless of their looks or athletic abilities) be rewarded with a full scholarship to Harvard, MIT, etc, with living expenses paid, and earn the thanks of our nation for working to improve the well-being of others.
     
  20. Aug 25, 2007 #19
    sorry to disappoint but my girlfriend looks alot better than her. this girl has taken her place:surprised
     
  21. Aug 25, 2007 #20
    That seems like a good idea at first. but whenever you turn something into a competition you have people faking up the quality in question simply to win the competition.
     
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