Beauty Without Barbie

There are 1 comment on the The Washington Post story from Aug 5, 2009, titled Beauty Without Barbie. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Late into Monday night, or shall we say in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, when everybody else was feeling tired and ugly, the final 15 contestants in the Miss Black USA pageant stood on the auditorium stage at the University of the District of Columbia. All glittery and poured into their evening gowns, curves revealed, cheeks aching from all that smiling. Lipstick still perfect.

They clapped prettily for their competition, pretty eyes glancing around, wondering whether the next girl might look better in that dress, might have a little bit more talent, might have that added crispness to her answers or a dimension that makes her sparkle a little more brightly before the judges seated in the audience below.

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Waldorf, MD

#2 Jan 17, 2010
i love this story by DeNeen Brown. it is an affirmation of black beauty in a world that doesn't always acknowledge it.

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