TLC (The Learning Channel) is showing the "new"
Miss America Pagaent ~ Yes, the pagaent which
Burt Parks sang "There she is , Miss America"
year after year, has sunk to a new low. The Miss
America show, has literally become a "REALITY SHOW".
They are trying to get rid of the "plastic Barbie image"
that has been Miss America. TLC will broadcast the
final show on January 26th. Of course, Miss America
always had preliminary contests, BUT now we get to
see these segments broadcast as contests to see
which contestants get priviledged use of 7 showers,
which contestant suffers an asthma attack, doesn't
go "diva" and is reward for that, you can see Miss
Florida break down as she fears jumping into a swimming
pool and does "go diva". Then of course, one winning
team gets "special makeovers", because of course winning
at the state level means that they really have learned how
to dress, do their hair and make up, AND be real!
This show really shows how bad a contest the Miss America
contest is. And exposes it even further.
I can't wait until the episode where they make the contestants
walk a construction beam between two highrises, get covered
in a container with roaches and mice, and eat rocky mountain
oysters. oh, yeah, Miss America goes Fear Factor!
Ugggggh! They would just be better off stopping the
Miss America contest, altogether.