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The Mrs. World pageant got ugly

 
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 6:18 am    Post subject: The Mrs. World pageant got ugly Reply with quote

That's right. Mrs., not Miss. Last night, I saw a talk show about Thailand's participant in the pageant, and she talked about how demeaning it was that there was a "vote-out" portion to the pageant. They also showed a video clip from the pageant where she made this speech on-stage about how demeaning the "vote-out" was, and the first thing I thought of... was the speech Susie and Lil had written for the former to say at the Derby Queen pageant in "Rats Race". Huzzah!

Meanwhile, here's a take from a Canadian POV.

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Canadian beauty says things got ugly at pageant

By SUN MEDIA


EDMONTON -- A city beauty who represented Canada at the Mrs. World pageant in Russia is among contestants alleging "Mr. Russia" bought his wife the crown in a show filled with odd twists.

But a show organizer says there's nothing to the allegations.

Nicole Mackoway, 29, says she's through with pageants after her trip was tainted by lost luggage, bad food and rude people. Not only that, but the contest that Mackoway described as a "cheesy reality show" initially saw the wrong woman crowned.

Russia's Sofia Arzhakovskaya, 18, was crowned Mrs. World on April 29 in St. Petersburg -- after Costa Rica's Andrea Bermudez Romero was erroneously crowned.

"Mr. Russia bought the crown for his wife," said Mackoway, a mother of two. "She followed a completely different set of rules than the rest of us. We were all told if we were late, we'd be sent home. She was never there."

The Manila Standard Today published similar allegations from another contestant, Maricarl Tolosa-Cabel.

Bob Mazza, vice-president of Marmel Entertainment in Los Angeles, chalked the controversy up to a staging glitch.

"The lady that brings out the sash incorrectly put it on the wrong person and that created the confusion," he said. "We corrected the mistake immediately."

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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2006 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well... I don't think she'll win Miss Congeniality.
Was this last year's contest?

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bearbear wrote:
Well... I don't think she'll win Miss Congeniality.
Was this last year's contest?


It was this year's contest.

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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2006 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has the entire contest went ahead yet?
If so, it went by pretty quietly.

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