Miss Benton Harbor 2010 fixed again!

Miss Benton Harbor 2010 fixed again!

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Melissa

Ada, MI

#1 Jan 25, 2010
I was shocked at some of the top 10 finalist. Out of the 1o young ladies the judges selected I was correct with the ones I selected out of the five to be Miss B.H. I thought the Kalia girl and the Eliss in the beautiful white dress was going to hold that title. I heard, there platforms was much powerful than the top ten girls. I must have been sitting behind her family because they were mad because triplette didn't read her paper like it was turned in he didn't mention she was on the national honor society and varsity softball and basketball. He only stated she was on the 2009 championsip team, who's who among students or something and what church she went to. That is wrong the jusdges listen to those those things. I wouldn't recommend this pageant to anyone the way parents complain. If you guys stop letting your daughter compete in this unfair pageant maybe they will get a new chairperson it's time. Especially when you have the same judge that's your friend every year. It's time out for theunfainess!
ACC

Ann Arbor, MI

#2 Jan 25, 2010
It's not just about your platform. And neither of those girls were "so good". One sounded rehearsed and the other was just not it at all! Listing all of the activities you've been in or "having them read" doesnt make a difference either" the judges have the bio with them. They can read it themselves! The judges can tell if a girl is right or not by the time the breakfast is over. INTERVIEWS Play a huge part! While you sit and make all these assumptions did you ever sit and think "well maybe the girl can't answer a question on her toes" I KNOW neither of those two girls can! ITS fixed. fixed for who? the girl that worked the hardest? Mr. Tripplet puts alot of time and dedication into this pageant. And you can't tell me you know someone who can do it better! Half of these girls can't speak cant answer questions. Nothing! Their platform might have been ok if they sat up all night practicing exactly how to say it so that their "ghettoness" doesn't come out. But the judges can see past that! And if they are his friend what does that have to do with anything? They know what to look for! and they dont know any of the girls. So what is the point you are trying to make! Find something better to do with your time than sit and talk about how something is fixed. And ppl stop writing these random messages. Your bold enough to put it on the internet so be bold enough to state your name!!!!
Hmmmm

Columbus, OH

#3 Jan 25, 2010
To Acc,
These judges and Mr Trippin ( AKA Mr. Tripplet) do know who will win before its started. As far as them not knowing the you dont know what your talking about. Its been commitee members relatives, daughters friend of a friend even Mr Trippin own daughter won so speak what u know and not what u think. As far as knowing to look for in girls you can through that statement out the window too. Because if thats the case a few girls shouldn't have made the first cut with their past history and I'm not getting into to that but I do know and I am pretty sure the judges know of there history. Oh so you think Mr Trippin is so wonderful with the pageant ask him why the girls dont receive scholarship money. Ask the past contestants who has placed. Thats another fact also. Tickets cost 20 dollars a piece, the girls raise money I heard its about 2000 dollars a piece but dont qoute me on that on but its a good chunk of change from 30 girls. Now what do BH Contestants get I will say again nothing. Look at the other cities Pageant winners Look what they receive you would be surprised. All I wanna know where is all this money going year after year because the girls are surely not getting it. Sounds like we need and invesitgation. As far as them cheating every year PPl need to stop going, stop there children from participating with Mr Trippin Pageants because if your not blood or close friends then your kid is just being pimped by Mr Trippin.
Ralph

Ada, MI

#4 Jan 25, 2010
My cousin participated in the pageant a few years ago and won Miss entrepreneur and your suppose to receive 20 or 25% of all monies you raised for ads and ticket sales she recieved some of that money a year later and still have not received the rest yet!!!!!!!!!!Other schools have packackages for their entire court. BH pageant raises more money than any of the other community pageants where is the money going? BH pageant is designed for him and his cheerleaders, family, and friends. The one girl who made the court is on that you tube stuff fighting my children showed it to me! I couldn't believe it!!!!!!!!!!BH parents need to step up and start a petition on Mr Tripplet and send it to the blossmtime festival board. There are other people who can do the pageant better. He's not the most creative person in BH their are alot of talanted people here and would do it the right way. Oh dont forget will respect the young ladies instead of talking them like dogs.
AMClabin

Ann Arbor, MI

#5 Jan 26, 2010
WOW! I believe that I am "speaking what I know" but every thing you are saying is hear say. What do you know? The judges do not know about anyones history. All they know is what is on the bio. I'm sorry whoever you "thought" was suppose to win or whoever you "thought" shouldn't have made it made did. But they did. SOOOO Get over it. What are any of you doing to help out. I dont see you at practices, backstage helping, nothing. No because you aren't bold enough to say your name!!! I bet half of you people who sit up and talk about Mr. Tripplet be the ones smiling in his face! You people are sickning. Do you realize how immature you sound? How stupid you sound? Get over yourself and find something better to do. I got my scholarship I got my money for miss entrepreneur. So what are you talking about? A scholarship is not guarunteed each year because some years the contestants don't do anything to raise any money! Did you ever wonder how much the beautiful staging you see costs? How much it cost to produce the program that many of you just throw on the floor when the pageant is over. Did you ever wonder how much EVERY SINGLE blossomtime event that we enter costs. From the Parade, to coronation ball, to the key to the city, both nights of the pageant. Did you wonder where we get the money for those expensive dresses, shoes, jewelry, gas for those long trips to find these items. Did you think about that. OH you must think all of that is free. Like I said you sound very immature. I'm pretty sure you are older than me and you should be acting like it. Mr. Tripplet bends over backwards for everyone he helps girls who can't pay for things he does everything. Who do you know who has the compassion to do that? You guys are just looking from the outside you dont know anything about whats really going on. Its all hear say. So you talk what you know sweetie. Cause obviously its nothing!
As Miss Benton Harbor I've spent countless hours with Mr. Tripplet and I know that he puts his heart into this competition. And please believe that I know what to look for in the queen. I know what she has to endure. How she needs to act. I can look and tell if a girl has poise or if she's faking to cover her ghettoness. I know cause i've been there. And the girls that made top 5 last night and maybe a few more were the ones who I picked from the beginning. They have the total package. Many of the other girls did not. They are GHETTO! Mr. Tripplet may yell at the girls, he yelled at me but it makes us better. Everyone knows that he just wants what is best for us. It is very sad to see the community being so negative. People like you are the reason we cannot move forward as a community. You are constantly degrading the next person instead of asking what you can do to help. If only you knew for yourself what really goes on. Instead of listening to all the gossip. I've lived in this community all of my life and Mr. Tripplet has always been known for helping the next person. What are you known for?
Brandon griffin

Hattiesburg, MS

#6 Jan 26, 2010
And I agree with Miss Benton harbor 2009!!So sad that benton harbor ppl are still negative!! Get over it the bible declares FAVOR IS NOT FAIR" Just as you guys did Miss BH 2007 so what what u think Mr. Tripplett is a good perosn for you to stab him in this back is wrong doesn't god says"DO on to others as you want done to you" What kind a world do we live uin now Miss Bh pageants are fun not everybody going to win
Hmmmm

Columbus, OH

#8 Jan 26, 2010
One thing I will do is tell you how it is face to face. I am not the one to back down from confrontation. Secondly I bought everything my daughter had the year she went out for Miss Benton Harbor and placed as far as the other parents I dont know. Mr Tripplet has never done anything for me I dont want him too. The guy cant even look me in the eye because he know I know the things he does is BS. Also Miss 2009 if you like being belittled I think you need to build your self esteem. There is a way to talk to children with out embarrasing them. I have walked up a heard him talk to parents children the wrong way. I don't and want worry about him speaking to my child like that because you know what he would get what you called it oh He would get CHECKED. I dont hide behind a computer and type complaints hiding, I will come to you if you want. I havent seen so many dummies in my life that loved to get pat on the head while there being lied to and robbed blind. Thats why BH has been in the situation their in now because the like the silver tongue talker thats out for them selves. Of course he jumps up to take charge of the Miss BH contest. I am pretty sure any crook would do that year after year when fools like you congradulate him while hes running off with the money. Its ppl like you that make evil stronger. You havent been on this earth long enough to know anything. So stop being blind to the fact talking about the cheap program made up for the pageant. Of course ppl threw that B&W cheap printed copy away and you think that cost money. The card board cut out aluminum foil moon with ballons around it wow I would hate to go broke making those my self. I am glad those tickets that cost 20 dollars a Head because we wouldnt be able to afford letter paper from Staples to print out the Miss BH Pageant program. I also think we wouldve ran out of cheap floor paper that kept ripping if the girls didn't hustle and make their contributions. I know one girl made over 2000 dollars I am wandering what the other 29 girls made. So Miss 2009 BH you need to wake up or shut up because u yourself dont know what your talking about when figures speak facts and with these generic figures I am sure that these girls shouldve gotten something throughout the years.. Now let me put my scale up because the money out weighs the pageant out put by alot. It looks like the money made out weighs anything what is done every year for the Miss BH Pageant . For the person that agrees I c why he (Mr Tripplet) is still pimpin. Its because of dummies like you. I bet this disappearing money wouldnt happen in any other city.
ADC

Benton Harbor, MI

#9 Jan 26, 2010
WHAT LIES BENEATH THE MISS BENTON HARBOR CONTEST
MISS BENTON HARBOR IS MORE THAN JUST THE BEAUTY,GLAM,AND PAGEANT.#1 ITS A COMMUNITY CONTEST MEANING ANY AND EVERY YOUNG LADY THAT RESIDES IN THE COMMUNITY OF BENTON HARBOR THAT IS 17 BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF MARCH IS ELIGIBLE TO RUN AND WIN THE CONTEST.#2 ITS STANDS ON MORALS ,LOYALTY AND CHARACTER MEANING IN ORDER TO GET SOMETHING OUT OF IT YOU MUST PUT SOMETHING IN .HARD WORK, DEDICATION, COMMITMENT, EXCHANGE FOR SELF AWARENESS, SELF CONFIDENCE, POISE ,DIGNITY,AND MAYBE EVEN THE TITLE OF MISS BENTON HARBOR...NO MATTER WAT I BELIEVE EACH AND EVERY YOUNG LADY IS WALKING AWAY WITH MORE THAN WAT THEY CAME WITH.#3 ITS COMMITTEE IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. STOP TALKING ABOUT IT AND BE ABOUT IT AND MAYBE IF YOU VOLUNTEER FOR THE CONTEST IT WILL TAKE AWAY THE EXTRA TIME YOU TAKE TO CREATE THESE BEAUTIFUL MASTERPIECES OF BULLSHIT #4ITS HARD WORK MEANING THE HOURS,MR.TRIPPLETT,THE COMMITTEE,THE CONTESTANTS,AND THE LOVELY YOUNG LADY CHOSEN TO REIGN AS MISS BENTON HARBOR,ARE SOMETIMES UNBELIEVABLE.THE SACRIFICES MADE ON BEHALF OF THE CONTEST ARE PRICELESS,THE COMMUNITY OF BENTON HARBOR COULDN'T WRITE A CHECK LARGE ENOUGH TO COMPENSATE FOR THE TIMELESS NIGHTS SPENT.#5 IT'S THE JUDGES DECISIONS MEANING ITS JUDGES GREET MEET AND EAT WITH THE YOUNG LADIES,THEY ALSO SPEAK,LISTENS,AND WATCHES THE DEMEANOR OF THE YOUNG LADIES,THEY INTERVIEW AND SEARCH DEEPLY TO FIND THE CHARACTER OF THE YOUNG LADY WELL DESERVING OF THE COVENANT TITLE.DURING THEIR SEARCH OVER THE PAST YEARS THEY HAVE SELECTED -ADRIENNE CLABIN MISS BH 2009 PLACED IN TOP 1O,COMMUNICATIONS, AND MODELING,ASHLEY COLEMAN MISS BH 2008-PLACE TOP 10,COMMUNICATIONS AND PHOTOGENIC,JASMINE NICHOLS MISS BH 2007-PLACED MODELING,DAWNTAYIA SIMS MISS BH 2006-PLACED MODELING,ASHLEY HAMPTON MISS BH 2005-PLACED COMMUNICATIONS,BRITNEY BROWN-PLACED MODELING,COMMUNICATIONS,PHOTOG ENIC,AND CAPTURED THE CROWN OF MISS BLOSSOMTIME 2004-ALEXANDRIA SHANNON MISS BH 2003-PLACED MODELING,PHOTOGENIC,COMMUNICAT IONS AND 1ST RUNNER-UP TO MISS BLOSSOMTIME 2003,SHONTIELLE MARSH MISS BH 2002-PLACED MODELING,COMMUNICATIONS,PHOTOG ENIC,AND 2ND RUNNER-UP TO MISS BLOSSOMTIME 2002.
SO TO SELECT NEW JUDGES WOULD BE PSYCHO...THE SAYING SAYS "IF ITS NOT BROKEN DON'T FIX IT".#6 ITS SEASONAL MEANING EVERY YEAR ITS ONE YOUNG LADIES SEASON TO TAKE ON THE HONORS,RESPONSIBILITIES,AND SACRIFICES OF THE TITLE MISS BENTON HARBOR.#7 ITS ALL IN THE NAME OF LORD SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST (THE BIBLE SAYS DO NOT TOUCH MY ANOINTED SO BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU DO). SO IF I WAS YOU I WOULD CAREFUL.
ADC
Correct

United States

#10 Jan 26, 2010
This year came with a beautiful court of honor. Joy deserved her crown. The only problem was that Erika Stigall was to be 1st Runner Up, Krystal Carter got what she deserved 2nd Runner Up, Chelsea Saleeby (3rd)and Sakiya Hardin (4th) was to be Finalist. Other than that there was no problem at all. Truefully it could have went any way between Erika or Joy being Queen, either one would be a Excellent Queen.
Dekorey F

Benton Harbor, MI

#11 Jan 26, 2010
Reply to Hmmmm:

Bitch watch how you're talking to my queenie! You must be scared because you did all that talkin and still didnt put your name.You need to grow your old ass up.
Mr James

Ada, MI

#12 Jan 26, 2010
Mr. Mayor you wouldn't even take out an ad for the contestants. Handle your business at city hall maybe you wouldn't be broke!!!!!!!!!!
DAKOREY FARMER

United States

#13 Jan 26, 2010
OK I wAS gOING tO mAKE a COMMENT ABOUT THE MR. BENTON HARBOR CONTEST 2010 BUT I SEE PEOPLE WANT TO BE VERY CHILDISH AND WRITE THINGS AND PUT MY NAME WELL OF COURSE I KNOW AND EVERYONE ELSE KNOW THAT KNOWS ME THAT'S NOT MEEH. SORRY BUT YOU SPELLED MY NAME WRONG. NOW AS CANDIDATE #6 AT THE MR. BENTON HARBOR CONTEST I REALLY HAD A LOT OF FUN I WAS GLAD AND HAPPY FOR WHOEVER WON EVEN IF I DIDNT MAKE COURT I WAS HAPPY BECAUSE WE DID THE CONTEST TO HAVE FUN WE ARE ALL FRIENDS AND CLASS MATES. I STAND BEHIND THE CORT AND SAY THE COURT WAS CHOOSING RIGHT AND THEY DESERVED TO BE ON TOP 5......
Michelle

Ada, MI

#14 Jan 26, 2010
Who wants to join a committe where they were standing around the wall actual talking about the girls. Did you know one of your contestants was backstage crying because she couldn't get help zipping up her dress and they let her go on stage and her dress started un zipping? Where were the committee members sweetheart. There were other sharper girls they didn't stand a chance with triplet because he wouldn't let them make that top ten. AC come on I know you even know a couple of young ladies that were up there and was robbed from top ten and should've been on that court you were at the practice and the breakfast real talk! You are still wet behind the ears I know what tripplet does in the hood! I really don't want to burst your little bubble with his history and it's not hear say. Baby, I think every drug dealer knows what im talking about. There is somethings that I can show you and tell you! You would feel cheated and betrayed. You got pimped and under his spell. Only the Queens are his so called friends and families and people who want their child to be Miss BH takes up for him. God is suppose to be in control but it look like Tripplette is in control of you and the rest of the girls. It was only two girls who did alot of ads. The other girls didn't do shit! It was in a letter that the girls must raise 2,800.00 dollars in ads and ticket sales! How did they get that crown and get on the court? It's only one on the court krystal who raised over $2,000.00 and contestant #1 I can't remember the name and I thought she was dynamite and din't make the top ten. Based on what other contestants were saying she should be the Queen but tripplette didn't want her to be. Oh well, Im sure she will be truly Blessed!
Rachel

Ada, MI

#15 Jan 26, 2010
I wish other girls that were deserving of the title would have had a fair chance! Their not the only one that could interview well and speak well a couple of girls was robbed!!!!!!!!!!One of the contestants shouldn't even be on the court from BH on you tube fighting and has a bad reputation through out BH. Just like the Cith of BH aint nothing! She's a cheerleder! If these girls were being evaluated and judged carefully there's no way in hell she should have made the top the court! Matter of fact Blossomtime should've thrown her application out the door!
Melissa

Ada, MI

#16 Jan 26, 2010
ACC there is alot of things you don't know that's going on behind closed doors with this Pageant. Believe me it is fixed. He keeps the one particular judge she's just like a sister he communicates with her! He let's her know who he wants and at the end the judges must make the same decision what better way of having your girl know which contestant you want to win. Wake up this is for a reason. He's not the only one who can decorate and be dedicated. They only let people on the committee that will agree with everything Mr. Trip and it's not right. What about the monies some of the former queens didn't recieve some got half and some got nothing? Please, explain that to me. One of the young ladies who didn't get her %20 she raised I know her personaly. That's wrong! What about one of the finalist who attends Michigan State she couldn't come back home for the pageant because she was diagnosed with a serious illness they didn't Jasmine didn't mention her name Mr. Trip either so how does he care about the girls. This young lady almost lost he life diagnosed with lupu she didn't call her one time and yes, he knew she was very ill.
ADC

Benton Harbor, MI

#17 Jan 26, 2010
Reply to Michelle:Sweetie join the committee and you zip her dress...i know first hand that their were several committee members in each room and if she needed her dress zipped she could have asked and it would have been done. How do you know contestant #1 did so good she only was able to introduce herself,and show her true colors by mean mugging another contestant when accidentally stepping on her dress.And I'm wet behind the ears? Learn pageantry,elegance,and poise.Even a baby would have seen her facial expressions and eliminated her.What letter are you referring to because last time i checked this is not a fundraiser its a contest that involves beauty,brains,and passion,and remember ITS SEASONAL MEANING EVERY YEAR ITS ONE YOUNG LADIES SEASON TO TAKE ON THE HONORS,RESPONSIBILITIES,AND SACRIFICES OF THE TITLE MISS BENTON HARBOR. CONGRATS JOY JOSEPH IT IS YOUR SEASON!!!
ADC

Benton Harbor, MI

#18 Jan 26, 2010
LET HE WHO'S WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE...I THINK THAT SUMS IT UP FOR YOU ALL...LOVE YOU AND BE ENCOURAGED. GET OFF THE COMPUTER AND GO TELL THE YOUNG LADY YOUR REFERRING TO THAT I SAID I HOPE ALL IS WELL.
TheRealist

Caledonia, MI

#19 Jan 27, 2010
...Sounds To Me Like The Lady From "Grand Rapids" Has A Little Personal Problem With Mr.Tripplett!! So You're Opinion Is A Little Biased!! I Think You Should Just Stop While You're Ahead, Because You Sound Foolish!..And Its Clear That You Are A Family Member Of The Ellis Girl!..Wat Bothers Me The Most Is That, These Girls Enter This Pageant With The Hopes Of Gaining An Experience Of A Lifetime, An Experience That Will Mold Them Into Becoming Poised, Sophisticated, Intellectual Young Women..And Instead Of Just Taking Wat They've Learned From The Pageant.(Win Or Lose)..And Growing from It..They have To hear Spiteful Things Like This To throw It all Off! If I Was A Contestant in The pageant And Didnt receive anything, I know that starting all of this chaos wouldnt make me feel any better!! I think that people lose sight of what this pageant is all about! Fixed Or Not, hands down..Miss Benton Harbor Is A Wonderful Experience..i Know A LOT Of Girls That Ran In The Past (And Lost) That If Given A Second Chance They Would Do It Again...Your Daughter Lost...Its Fine..Life Goes On! She Is A BRIGHT..And Beautiful Young Lady..She Doesnt Need A Crown For The World To Know That...But Your Reaction To All Of This Would Allow her to think OTHERWISE....!!...And just because someone is supportive of Mr.tripplett doesnt mean that they are wet behind the ears..you just have a problem with him and feel the need to be IGNORANT ..Anonymously!! tripp Has been doing this for years..He Knows Exactly wat he is doing! And besides..You knew Who Was In Charge before you Allowed your Daughter..Neice..Or Whoever Enter This Contest!....Don't Like The Way Things Are Goin?..Join the Damn committee!
Hmmmm

Columbus, OH

#20 Jan 27, 2010
Dekorey F whenever u want we cant meet and chat but the way your talking sound like you need an alternative way of my expressions and I am sure you dont want that. As far as Mr Tripplett the person who mentioned his pass is correct he looked like he was staright up from New Jack City asking Scotty for help back in the day which isn't that far back. But anyways as far as this contest molding the girls somebody need to slap the taste outta the realist mouth. The only thing this contest is teaching our girls is its not what u know its who u blow. Its teaching them cheaters do win. Its teaching them life is not fair for the honest. Its teaching them that a man can talk to them anyway( refering to Mr Tripplett if you wanna call him a man). Its teaching them the only way to get ahead in life is by cheating. Its teaching them no matter how hard you try you will fail. Its teaching them no matter how hard you work it means nothing. Its teaching them what the real Benton Harbor is all about, to the center of the core which is ROTTEN. Now if anyone have any problem with what I type then let me know, we can discuss it face to face or how ever you want. You should prefer to discuss this for your sake, because you will get it how you bring it. Be polite and I will also. I didnt know there were so many blind and dumb ppl in BH.
dakorey farmer

United States

#21 Jan 27, 2010
Hmmmm wrote:
Dekorey F whenever u want we cant meet and chat but the way your talking sound like you need an alternative way of my expressions and I am sure you dont want that. As far as Mr Tripplett the person who mentioned his pass is correct he looked like he was staright up from New Jack City asking Scotty for help back in the day which isn't that far back. But anyways as far as this contest molding the girls somebody need to slap the taste outta the realist mouth. The only thing this contest is teaching our girls is its not what u know its who u blow. Its teaching them cheaters do win. Its teaching them life is not fair for the honest. Its teaching them that a man can talk to them anyway( refering to Mr Tripplett if you wanna call him a man). Its teaching them the only way to get ahead in life is by cheating. Its teaching them no matter how hard you try you will fail. Its teaching them no matter how hard you work it means nothing. Its teaching them what the real Benton Harbor is all about, to the center of the core which is ROTTEN. Now if anyone have any problem with what I type then let me know, we can discuss it face to face or how ever you want. You should prefer to discuss this for your sake, because you will get it how you bring it. Be polite and I will also. I didnt know there were so many blind and dumb ppl in BH.
WE CAN MEET IT DONT MATTER TO ME BUT LET ME BE THE ONE TO TELL YOU THAT this is the real dakorey farmer and not the other person who put my name and started cursing you out that wasnt me.

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