@Mike RichardsSouth Jordan, UtahShould beauty be more
important than merit?Should wearing a swimsuit be part of the
selection process? Is that what Utahns find most important in their leaders?
Does Thomas S. Monson parade around a stage in a swimsuit? Does Gary Herbert?
Does Orrin Hatch? ======= Mike, It's a BEAUTY
contest - not a campaign and vote for leadership.Miss Utah is STILL Miss
Utah, even if she lost - chill out.Monson, Hebert, Hatch in swimsuits -
seriously? What does that have to do with the Miss America contest?
OK. I'll add my support to the end the Q&A side.The
Q&A ends up getting used as a political mine-field, and it's not about
the politics of the contestant (is it)?If we're going to
pretend that you can judge the intelligence of the contestant from one
question... I say use their school transcripts. If they don't have the
grades... kick them out before the even become a contestant (not wait till they
are a finalist).If it's to see their poise under pressure, or
their public speaking skills... make it a speech competition, and drop all the
beauty and talent stuff.The questions become more political every
year. I think we should drop it. Her question was better suited for a
Presidential Debate than a beauty contest!
Since the job these girls are applying for doesn't really require them to
think, just look good and be able to read pre-written speeches, why not just go
to a speech? Thinking isn't important to success.Look where
good looks and speech delivery skills have taken B.H.Obama. Need I
Do they ask math problems to the contestants at the Grand National Stock Show?
No! No one cares what they think, only what the look like "on the hoof"
(stiletto heels?). The spelling bee stops at 12 past that who cares if you are
smart. That single fact propels the "beauty" industry and condemns women
to the eternal pursuit of youth. Pathetic.
"Beauty" pageants are apparently designed to expose young women's
attributes in more ways than one. Ever wonder why there are no comparable
pageants for men?Gender inequality, indeed.
If she had won because miss Conn had said something stupid, would all these
utahns still be calling for the end of the Q&A?
"Contests" are travesties. Shouldn't "Miss Utah" be
someone who has proven on her merits that she is the person who has embodied all
the principles that Utahns would like to see in the person who represents them
to the world? Should beauty be more important than merit?Should wearing a swimsuit be part of the selection process? Is that what
Utahns find most important in their leaders? Does Thomas S. Monson parade
around a stage in a swimsuit? Does Gary Herbert? Does Orrin Hatch? Shouldn't talent be something that has been seen and respected over a
number of years? How about service?How about
compassion?How about virtue?
And I thought reading Supreme Court rulings were difficult.. I don't think
I would turn this into a big issue. It's the 'Miss USA' pageant;
which is about beauty, not brains. After completely blundering her On-Stage
question, she still managed to be Third Runner-up! Again, it's the Miss USA
Pageant = I'm pretty sure the Producer of this show KNOWS he/she is going
to get 'Entertainment' by asking the contestants tough questions...
Now if this were the 'Miss America' pageant, I would
completely disagree with your opinion. Miss America IS about intelligence and
talent, not just beauty. Interviewing is a BIG part of the competition. Taking
out the On-Stage question would be one step toward turning this into a
'Beauty' pageant. I think it's important that Everyone gets a
chance to recognize that these girls represent MUCH more than just physical
More swimsuit, less talking. Got it.