Anna Perry wins Miss SC pageant

Anna Perry wins Miss SC pageant

There are 15 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Jul 6, 2008, titled Anna Perry wins Miss SC pageant. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

Anna Perry, a 23-year-old representing Lexington, won the Miss South Carolina pageant Saturday night.

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Lonewolf

Leesville, SC

#2 Jul 9, 2008
I don't understand how these contestants can represent cities and towns they don't live in.
magic city chick

Summerville, SC

#3 Jul 16, 2008
I totaly agree!! with Lonewolf! how can Anna Perry represent Lexington SC???? when she's from
Florence? I do believe her mother was a pagent queen too, wow..!!she was Mrs.South Carolina....Impressive!!
Pageant Informative

Williamsburg, VA

#4 Jul 18, 2008
It does seem a little off that the hometown and pageant title don't line up, but I've done some extensive research as to why this is. Apparently, if the pageants were "closed" (open only to girls who lived in the town) there would only be one or two contestants per pageant. In the open system, as long as the woman is a SC resident or full time student/employee for a period longer than six months, she is free to compete in any of the "open" pageants. There is an advantage to this, however. Say the woman goes on to win the state title, if she had been representing a town other than her hometown, she has already begun builing her state-wide network for her year as the state representative.
As for her mother being a former title holder, that is also true. Her name is Julia Diane Hill and she was Miss South Carolina 1982. It was heard directly from the judges that they weren't aware of this until someone later in the week informed them. It seems Anna Perry chose not to try to boost herself as a legacy. Even though she represented a different town than her home and she is in fact a legacy, she apparently had the "it" factor that they were looking for.
Susan Muller

Summerton, SC

#5 Dec 2, 2008
The pageant world can be very serious or not.Each girl is there to win and if they dont they leave and come back next year.Each girl trys to compete and win in a perliminary pageant for a "paid" way to the state pageant.so that is another reason they can compete out of town.if they couldnt the state pageant would be dead.Plus the girls who wins usually has very little pageant experience.
Mary

AOL

#6 Dec 2, 2008
Just give these ladies some credit for even trying to compete. They have to work hard to get where they get.

If you live in the State and you compete that is the choice. My hat's off to these ladies and I say drop the petty things.

“Please don't feed the trolls.”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#7 Dec 3, 2008
Some of these pageants would have no contestants if they were closed...too few girls of the right age, appearance, and qualifications in small towns.
underhay

Chapin, SC

#8 Dec 3, 2008
pageants are silly, anyway. i'm glad my daughters don't have any interest in them. glorified dog shows, really.
Myrtle Beach

AOL

#9 Dec 3, 2008
underhay wrote:
pageants are silly, anyway. i'm glad my daughters don't have any interest in them. glorified dog shows, really.
I doubt you really understand the true meaning of pageants. These young ladies learn a lot beyond beauty. They learn etiquette,public speaking, they work for charities an I could go on an on but won't waste my time. For you to refer to a dog show only shows your lack of knowledge on the topic.

“Please don't feed the trolls.”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#10 Dec 3, 2008
Well, what do the dogs in dog shows need to display? Intelligence? Manners? Discipline? Good looks? Good training and bearing?

Hmm...
underhay

Chapin, SC

#11 Dec 3, 2008
plus, pageants reinforce mysogynistic ideals upon women. you must be pretty! you must look good in a swimsuit!

not very empowering after all, is it?
Mary

AOL

#12 Dec 5, 2008
Congratulations to Anna Perry!! You are representing the State of South Carolina. Good Luck and give it your best.
Andrea Waters

Lexington, SC

#13 Feb 3, 2009
For anyone who thinks pageantry is stupid aor pointless your WRONG!! Pageantry opens so many windows of opportunity. It teaches young girls poise, communication skills, and most important of all how to embrace excatly who they are. Through pageants not only do you develop life skills but also lifelong friendships.
Mary

AOL

#14 Feb 5, 2009
Andrea Waters wrote:
For anyone who thinks pageantry is stupid aor pointless your WRONG!! Pageantry opens so many windows of opportunity. It teaches young girls poise, communication skills, and most important of all how to embrace excatly who they are. Through pageants not only do you develop life skills but also lifelong friendships.
You got that right and for those of these postings that know no better we have to over look. I think the negative comments above only show your own personality. Once again let these young folks be active in something they are learning from and helping to make the world a better place.
Shes a druggie

Cambridge, MA

#15 Feb 5, 2009
Stoned!
Mary

AOL

#16 Feb 7, 2009
Once again if you don't understand pageants then you shouldn't be posting.

These ladies work all year long with Charities, donate their time for free an have positives,productive goals. It maybe the Humane Society, teaching students the National Anthem, working with Seniors plus many other good causes. I don't understand people tearing down the good for all.

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