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    Miss universe is rigged

    http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/am...rss_topstories

    For like the 40th time in a row, a contestant from Earth wins. Rigged.

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    Whatever, they're all doping anyway.
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    I quit watching the show when they dropped the No-Holds-Barred Wresting competition.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    By God you're right!

    Leela from Futurama should try for it next year.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    george vecsey wrote in todays NY Times Select that beauty contests are like pro wresting!

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    What they need is a play-off system.
    Ten tenths.

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    Personally, I don't like watching Miss Universe for it sometimes would make a young girl feel like their not physically beautiful when they're going through the stage in life where it's all about how they look aka the teenage years. I'm just looking at it from a psychological point of view. The world of media today is affecting how young girls (and sometimes guys) view themselves. I know I used to think like that when I was little girl. Eh, the women are quite beautiful and elegant but it's not my cup of tea.
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    Yeah, I demand sexy Klingon chicks and mud wrestling NOW.

    Honestly, I think all the America/World?universe pageant is, is a "ultiamte trophy wife" contest....

    Not to be a jackass, but the beauty seen is so one-sided.....their idea of beauty is not my idea of beauty, I'll say that much.
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    the three vagina'd women of Alpha Centari should at least win the talent competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocRay
    the three vagina'd women of Alpha Centari should at least win the talent competition.
    Three vaginas? I'm pretty sure they would win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio
    Personally, I don't like watching Miss Universe for it sometimes would make a young girl feel like their not physically beautiful when they're going through the stage in life where it's all about how they look aka the teenage years. I'm just looking at it from a psychological point of view. The world of media today is affecting how young girls (and sometimes guys) view themselves. I know I used to think like that when I was little girl. Eh, the women are quite beautiful and elegant but it's not my cup of tea.


    You would win in my book entered as "Ms. Fixed Gear Chicago".


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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio
    Personally, I don't like watching Miss Universe for it sometimes would make a young girl feel like their not physically beautiful when they're going through the stage in life where it's all about how they look aka the teenage years. I'm just looking at it from a psychological point of view. The world of media today is affecting how young girls (and sometimes guys) view themselves. I know I used to think like that when I was little girl. Eh, the women are quite beautiful and elegant but it's not my cup of tea.
    I'm pretty much in agreement with that. I haven't watched one of those beauty contests since I was about 19. I have a cousin (26 or 27 now) who was in one at about age 17. As family we all had to go to "support". It was sick what some of those girls were doing (many at request by parents) just to "look beautiful".
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    And the winner would get a sixer of Schlitz.
    **** cheap tiaras.
    Hi. I don't think we've been introduced. I'm awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio
    Personally, I don't like watching Miss Universe for it sometimes would make a young girl feel like their not physically beautiful when they're going through the stage in life where it's all about how they look aka the teenage years. I'm just looking at it from a psychological point of view. The world of media today is affecting how young girls (and sometimes guys) view themselves. I know I used to think like that when I was little girl. Eh, the women are quite beautiful and elegant but it's not my cup of tea.
    It's gets worse -child beauty pagents, very popular in Texas, are a good example of just how totally f-d up some people are.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    You would win in my book entered as "Ms. Fixed Gear Chicago".


    Trackstand comp.

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    It would be glorious!
    Aww why thank you serendipper.

    Quote Originally Posted by DocRay
    It's gets worse -child beauty pagents, very popular in Texas, are a good example of just how totally f-d up some people are.

    Of all pagents, those disgust me the most. This might be a little mean of me to say but...then they wonder why their daughters become anorexic or bulimic. These little girls are placed in a society in which beauty and elegance is key so they're mindset on everything changes. They become focused on their body, face, weight, what others think of them, etc. I just feel as if they're going to flirt with a risky and painful lifestyle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DocRay
    the three vagina'd women of Alpha Centari should at least win the talent competition.
    No excuse.
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    The entry forms have been available at the pageant office on planet earth for 40 years.
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    Rachel Smith is so good looking.

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    I was never into watching these beauty contests and knew nothing about them until a friend we use to baby sit became the selected one from her country in the one celebrated in PR some years ago. The stories she told would make anyones stomach turn. Starting with the food, the girls get to eat only the the food that is offered at all these promotional cocktails parties and thats it, many faint situations occured not because of the heat but of malnutrition. There were optional private parties where interested girls could go meet gentlemen that were "well to do" usually married successfull businessmen.
    In some instances the girls, when representing poor franchises, are sent to the pageant and are given the bare minimum. In our friends case she had to pay for all her dresses , customes and even the give away lilte presents and souvenir they must carry. We had to help her as she went deep in debt in order to attend the contest.
    And talking about rigged.... she herself in a coktail party a week before the contest told me to go take pictures with the three finalists. I did and guess what??? Everyone in the contest knew who was going to win....and thus my friends and me got pics with the one that won and the first finalist... Its all rigged
    The night the contest is over, everyone of the contest left and could not care much about the contestants many were left to fend for themselves... As our friend said. One minute i was surrounded by caring personell and security and the next i ceased to exist.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio
    Of all pagents, those disgust me the most. This might be a little mean of me to say but...then they wonder why their daughters become anorexic or bulimic. These little girls are placed in a society in which beauty and elegance is key so they're mindset on everything changes. They become focused on their body, face, weight, what others think of them, etc. I just feel as if they're going to flirt with a risky and painful lifestyle.
    +1,000,000! Dressing a child up like a 30-year-old hooker is disturbing, but the long-term effects of being exposed to the societal pressures that early have to be a bad thing. Especially when you consider that most of what drives it are the parents anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio
    Of all pagents, those disgust me the most. This might be a little mean of me to say but...then they wonder why their daughters become anorexic or bulimic. These little girls are placed in a society in which beauty and elegance is key so they're mindset on everything changes. They become focused on their body, face, weight, what others think of them, etc. I just feel as if they're going to flirt with a risky and painful lifestyle.
    I'm not a huge fan of beauty pageants in the first place. It just seems weird to put a bunch of beautiful women in a room together, and say, "Okay, on a scale of most to least pretty, it goes you, you, you, you, you, uhh, you, and... you. The rest of you, try again next year." As if beauty can be expressed by a strict set of numeric values that everyone can agree on.

    That said, the baby and young child pageants are just disgusting. Taking a six-year-old girl and dressing her up with adult clothes, hair, and makeup, and applying adult "standards" of beauty to her while comparing her to other children? Sick. These kids aren't even allowed a childhood (And you know what? Screw adulthood, kids should be encouraged to be and act like kids for as long as possible!), let alone what screwed up teenagers and adults they are likely to become. It's really quite cruel.

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    It makes me happy to know that you, DrPete and x136, agree with me. Just thinking about it, kinda disgusts me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x136
    I'm not a huge fan of beauty pageants in the first place. It just seems weird to put a bunch of beautiful women in a room together, and say, "Okay, on a scale of most to least pretty, it goes you, you, you, you, you, uhh, you, and... you. The rest of you, try again next year." As if beauty can be expressed by a strict set of numeric values that everyone can agree on.

    That said, the baby and young child pageants are just disgusting. Taking a six-year-old girl and dressing her up with adult clothes, hair, and makeup, and applying adult "standards" of beauty to her while comparing her to other children? Sick. These kids aren't even allowed a childhood (And you know what? Screw adulthood, kids should be encouraged to be and act like kids for as long as possible!), let alone what screwed up teenagers and adults they are likely to become. It's really quite cruel.
    You make great points.

    It makes me happy that you and DrPete see where I'm coming from. Don't get me wrong, the women in the adult pagents are gorgeous but, for heaven's sake, please let a child be a child.
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    I'd watch it if all the contestants wore Wicked Weasel bikinis.

    Those are some nice rigs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ms.gio
    for heaven's sake, please let a child be a child.
    Exactly.

    Another point I meant to make but forgot to include is that dolling these little girls up like adults, trying to make them look "hot", just gives off a huge, creepy pedophile vibe.

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    To return to the op's topic, there was an alien protest staged at the pagent.

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