Support Miss USA!
Ok, so first off, let me just apologize for being such a bad blogger and not posting at all in the last week. Blame it on being tired, or writer's block, or the fact that I'm still not done with this week's cartoon - whatever the reason, I suck.
Anyway, today I'd like to talk about an article I saw on the Daily Mail's website. (The Daily Mail is a British Newspaper PS) The article was about Rima Fakih - MISS USA 2010! She won this year's pageant in Vegas this past weekend; She's also the first practicing Muslim to win in the history of the event. Rima and her family came to America from Lebanon when she was 3. Which makes totally sense... Lebanese girls are totally hott.
Anyway, its only a cool 2 days after the pageant and already poor Rima's crown is being called into question. This makes me angry for so many reasons I don't even know where to start. Before we even get to the heart of why exactly they are climbing up this girl's tree, let me just say that the committee at the Miss America Pageant have the WORST BACKGROUND CHECKERS EVER. Seriously? A sex tape AND a drug addict in the past few years. Tsk, tsk, not to mention its really... convenient that all this stuff surfaces after the fact, RIGHT AFTER, in fact. You think this is all just a self perpetuating publicity scheme to keep the pageant relevant in a world of tabloid cooter shots? Hmm...
All that being said, they are grasping at straws here with Miss Fakih. The press is trying to take issue with the fact the, when she was 21, Rima participated in strip contest. *GASP* Now I know that the Miss America Pageant is notorious for having that squeaky clean, stick-up-the-ass attitude about things, but let me tell you a little more about this contest:
1: It was held at a strip club, BUT the event was ladies only. Yep, there was not a dude in sight.
2: The event was called "Stripper 101". Thus we can assume Rima had no prior experience as a stripper, as far as the down and dirty stage show/lap dances are concerned.
3. This is what she woreThis is what she wore THE WHOLE TIME
Is it hott? Why yes, yes it is. Is it reason to call a crown into question? I think not. In my opinion, this is exactly what Miss America should be all about. Think about it. Had Rima stayed in Lebanon, she would have been forced to cover not only her bangin' body, but also her beautiful face and, worst of all, stifle the shining personality that allowed her to excel to the level of Miss Fucking America. I'm not even going to talk about how hypocritical it is (and how angry it makes me) that people are talking about all this the way they are just because the word 'stripper' is attached to the event in question. Especially since I'm pretty sure Rima walked around like this on NATIONAL TELEVISION for you douches.
So, FOR SHAME news media. FOR SHAME anyone who thinks Rima Fakih, MISS AMERICA 2010, did anything less than live the American dream to its very, very fullest! We should all be so lucky. Enjoy your crown woman! You earned it! More importantly, I mentioned she participated in a strip tease contest...
I didn't mention she won. So enjoy all the fruits of your endeavors! Girl, you got it all!
PS- I would be a total asshole if I didn't give my old heels acknowledgement and a proper send off. They were 2 years old and totally falling apart, they've gotten me through learning pole tricks, leveling Pokemon and everything in between. You were good shoes - Now you will be good mantel decorations. But, out with the old, in with the new! Let say hello and wish good luck to my new shoes! May they be sturdy, sexy and trustworthy!