'Miss USA 2008' Pageant Invites Ridic...

'Miss USA 2008' Pageant Invites Ridicule In Pursuit Of An Audience

There are 12 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Apr 11, 2008, titled 'Miss USA 2008' Pageant Invites Ridicule In Pursuit Of An Audience. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The weird thing about "Miss USA 2008" is not that it's the only pageant left on prime time, with "Miss America" having been farmed out to cable and reality treatment.

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Baltimore, MD

#1 Apr 11, 2008
I saw them using that poor girl's embarrassment to promote their upcoming show. What slimeballs. GE stock is crashing today and they probably mislead investors. What goes around comes around. There whole corporate culture is sick.

Mansfield, MA

#2 Apr 11, 2008
As soon as they decided to use Heather 'screech'Mills and Joey 'boy-band' as the judges of a beauty/scholarship pageant, I knew the show was DOOMED!!
Too bad, I always looked forward to it, and have always enjoyed D&M Osmond.
Oh, c'mon be a kid for a few hours...:)


#3 Apr 11, 2008
Pagents are a thing of the past. Miss USA is just another publicity stunt for Trump. His choice of Heather Mills as a judge proves it. Hopefully it will tank and cost him money. That's all he cares about anyway besides his ego. The bottom line.
Jeff H

Hamden, CT

#4 Apr 11, 2008
fedup wrote:
... and have always enjoyed D&M Osmond.
We'll NEVER agree on that one!

New Berlin, WI

#5 Apr 11, 2008
Dude! They anounced one girl, "She once won longest drive at an all-male golf tournament" WTF! If its all male...doesn't that mean she used to be a dude?!?

Montréal, Canada

#6 Apr 11, 2008
well the evening dress round was AWFUL...boring, sequined-tight-fitting-see-thr ough-vegas looking drag queen-looking girls getting ready for a pinata smashing round...not to offend the drag queens out there but even they have good taste that these contestants...too bad since they're all pretty too..
Ticked off

Riverside, CA

#7 Apr 11, 2008
Was this really about Miss USA or was it about Planet Hollywood? I feel the girls were not given their proper due, time. I feel they were ripped off by all the advertisement that Planet Hollywood got. And to have the owner of PH a judge????? Good grief.

Norwich, CT

#8 Apr 12, 2008
Donnie and Marie were terrible. They were more interested in promoting themselves than in being good MCs.
There huge egos were showing.

Charlotte, NC

#9 Apr 12, 2008
These contests have become politically-correct "let's not offend anybody" shams. They want a winner who is kind of white, kind of black and kind of hispanic.....so that winner appeals to "everyone" so to speak. Just look at the winner AND runner-up AND 3rd place and you'll see.

It's the Jennifer Lopez effect - if we put her in the movie then we can draw from whites and blacks and hispanics....never mind the fact that she is fat, ugly and has no talent....we'll sell more tickets.

The contests want a "multi-ethnic" winner (or at least someone who looks like it)....they are afraid to be sued like they are right now in California.

New York, NY

#10 Apr 12, 2008
These pageants often times picks the wrong winners.

Sunnyvale, CA

#11 Apr 25, 2008
I'd like to see what Crystle Stewart really looks like without all the fake polyester hair! There's a reason why we have a Miss Black America pageant, so Crystle be true to your race! Lose the weave! Man, did the REAL beauty runner ups get cheated this year, sorry girls I guess we chose to be politically correct this year.

United States

#12 Dec 30, 2010
Bobbie dont be mad be glad she a beautiful women what u thought white women was going to keep winning well i will be in a beauty pageant when im older and i am full black sexy is hell talent then ever p.s sweet heart she was in a natural beauty pageant so fly away lil bird that all her hair so be true to ur race and tell them to stop trying to think their better cuz their never will ever be good bye!=)

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