As a girl, I was obsessed with pageants. I loved Miss America and Miss USA, and until I realized I’d be short and have big thighs forever, I believed someday, I could be Miss Maine.
Now that I’m an adult, I realize there are a ton of things that aren’t great about pageants, but there are also some big positives. Entering high school, I did a local pageant (pictures exist, but thankfully aren’t near my iPad or this hotel room) and won. Even for a small town, I walked away with almost $5K in scholarships. Granted, this was a small town in Maine, so there was no swimsuit category, and a competitor referred to Africa as a country, but still, I was queen for a year.
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Many pageant competitors use the money for college or grad school, and they’re all very involved with charities of some sort. The fact that they are all 6 feet tall and have thighs the size of my arm just happens to be an easy way for them to pay for it. Are they being judged on all the wrong things? Absolutely.
I know, you’re asking “Where in the world is she going with this?”
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One of the funniest things on these shows is the “Hobbies” listed for them, and the snippets of random facts on them. On tonight’s Miss USA pageant, one of the women listed “Make-up” as her hobby! Really, you couldn’t come up with something better than that?
It made me start thinking… What 2 hobbies and random fact would they note about me, and all of you?
Cyanne, 32, Philadelphia PA
Hobbies: Finding the best food options in airports around the country, Blogging about running and other life interests
Random Fact: In college, Cyanne was a waitress and served NBA players regularly.
So what would yours be?