Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Original Reality Competition

Tonight is a much anticipated yearly event at the Bubba's Sis household - the Annual Miss America Party! I grew up watching Miss America with Bubba's Mom, and now our family and friends join us for a pageant-viewing party every year, complete with crowns! Sadly, D and Wendy Bird can't make it this year, so the contestants are narrowed down to myself, Bubba's Mom, and Katie-Lady.





To those who think Miss America is just a silly beauty pageant, I beg to differ. Unlike the Miss U.S.A. Pageant, Miss America awards scholarships to its contestants; the winner of Miss America must posses not only outward beauty, but also inner beauty, as well as talent, poise, and personality. Miss America must have a platform - a cause she feels deeply about - and she speaks across the country on her issue. She is a role model. Gone are the days of the parades along the Atlantic City Boardwalk, of Bert Parks singing, "There she is....Miss America....", of a September crowning. But despite the changes over time, the Miss America Pageant has stayed relevant and fresh - and a great excuse for a party!

Get ready.......There she is!!



**Post-pageant update - rather disappointing this year. See a full review over at Bubba's Mom. Things just aren't what they used to be, are they? It's OK. I still want to be Miss America. Congratulations, Miss Michigan!

8 comments:

D... said...

And now the Teen Miss America's watch with you!

I'll miss being there.

Stacey said...

You're all so lovely I cannot possibly decide. So I choose all of you, unless one of you has a map and stuff. For the kids. The kids need maps, lots and lots of maps. xoxoxo

Have fun, you earned fun.

Jen said...

Those are GREAT photo touches! I actually had to do a double take.

Stacey said...

Yeah, okay she's cute and all, but I still think you should be the one. Yes, it really should be you. xo

cjh said...

Love seeing the crowns!

Misty Dawn said...

You mean you didn't win? It was rigged! I wanna talk to those judges! They're blind I tell ya!

Bubba's Sis said...

Thank you all for your love and support. I shall continue to twirl my fire batons and tap dance for World Peace.

tegdirb92 said...

that sounds like a blast! What a great tradition. Love the pics!