On the Boardwalk in Atlantic City……welcome home, Miss America. Glad to have you back. I will be honest, Miss America won my viewing preference but it was tough to record my favorite show, “Breaking Bad.” Then I thought if only a Miss America contestant’s talent was making Crystal Meth…….shame on me. Here is my impression of Miss America 2014; a pageant that I was a part of many years ago.
The women were amazing. As one contestant speaks the side bar pops up giving us an inside track into her life. Written about a contestant was, “ earned her BA and MA in four years.” The next contestant’s side bar said, “secretly afraid of clowns.” Somehow those comments seemed a bit unequally. I thought I would want my side bar to say: Will secretly give away all of her earnings if chosen Miss America…. to the judges.
One of the most interesting moments was during swimsuit competition when one of the celebrity male judges, who should have been balloting, was asked to make a comment on National TV about the contestants. Apparently his sexual orientation changed continually during the commercial breaks. I imagine the judges chairperson had the wisdom to help remind him of his preference by re-seating him next to fellow judge Lance Bass.
During one of the most elegant phases of competition, one of the celebrity female judges was once again, pulled away from the judges’ table and asked to comment on Evening Gown competition. Now, let me say, I do not watch “The Chew” and I have no idea what it is. At first I thought it was a reality show about how to train your dog not ruin your furniture. But with all the elegance on television, this woman judge, and I am sure she is a nice person, shared her beauty wisdom. I honestly wanted to put a flat iron to her hair, give her a tube of “non-animal tested” lipstick and pads for her bosom….bless her heart.
No doubt, the Miss America Pageant was the very first reality show. As I looked at the former Miss Americas and see my own reflection in the mirror, I am reminded of this statement of reality that I would like to share will all of the contestants, “You gonna get old.”