Miss Teen USA 2006 Pageant
watch the young girls shake and wiggle...
you'll recall that but a scant few weeks ago, I was rejoicing at soon passing that great birthday milestone of being legally able to deflower girls half my age. Then I had my birthday two weeks ago.
What the fuck happened?
I've just spent the last couple hours watching the Miss Teen USA pageant with beststephi. I can not think of a single less sexy way to spend an evening. Now usually I'm the guy defending the dregs of pop culture. I'm the guy who's always talking about clockin' da hos and such. I'm all about lowering the national age of consent to around 15 or 16 or so but requiring a slightly modified catholic school girl outfit for all women between the ages of about 15 and lets say, 40.
And I actually like beauty pageants.
I do. Let's think about the basis of a beatuy pageant. Gather up 50 some odd girls and make them parade around half naked two hours while the judges and the home viewer rank how bonable they are. And then at the end, we'll ask the last 5 a formulaic question of moral fiber with an easy to memorize answer so that we can pretend that there is something more substanative going on other than everyone wanting to fuck 50 nubile peroxide blondes. It's a problem with judeo-christian americans, really. For reasons beyond my understand most of us are dumbasses who think there's something wrong with the ultimate goal in life to be sandwiched between 4 or 5 dozen mindless sex slaves. In other cultures that's God's reward for the ultimate sacrifce. That's what beauty pageants are. That's what they always were. Deal with it.
Or at least that's what I thought.
This was just lame. How is it possibele for 51 girls to parade around for bikinis for two hours and me not even be a little turned on. It was like someone said "oh my god, these girls are underage" and went out of their way to desexualize them. For the record, I think one girl was 15. I heard a couple say they were 16. Most of them were 17/18. Which actually made me wonder, if they're 18, shouldn't they just be in the Miss USA pageant and not the teen version?
Anyway, the girls just weren't really all that hot. I began to actually worry. Is it me? Do I just not want to screw young girls anymore? Am I broken? Has the word TMA lost all meaning? But no, I see hotter teenaged girls at the mall all the time. And a quick look around the internet confirms that there are still attractive 16 year old singers and actresses out on the market. So it must just be the girls in the pageant. Or the pageant itself. They were absolutely awful at posing. Several of them tripped while trying to walk in their heels, and even when they weren't tripping they weren't doing a sexy model sway, or even the confident Miss USA powerwalk. It was more of an awkward cutesy little girl Shirely Temple twirl that they were all too old for 6 -10 years ago. And the swimsuits they chose (identical for all the girls) seemed specifically designed to push their chest down as flat as possible. I actually thought it was kind of funny because the evening gowns didn't have that limiation, so the girls tried very hard to lift and create extra clevage, but most of the gowns were more flowy and less figure enhancing, some downright unflattering, so that didn't really work out either.
Maybe the world has just gotten to the place where they're so afraid to sexualize young girls that they have driven all the sexuality out of the event. They've taken away the attractive outfits and tossed mediocre looking girls with poor modeling technique up on stage. Now I find this downright silly. Even if you won't admit to the base lecherousness that i am portraying here, if you believe that a 16 year old girl living in the US in 2006 isn't a sexual being (even if she's a virgin) well, then you're an idiot. But in all honesty beyond driving the sexuality out of the pageant, what's left? There's no talent competition (that was Miss America). The interview quesiton is not only stupid and vapid but so unimportant that I can't even remember a single one a couple hours later even with the total lack of actual content in the rest of the show. So essentially we're now giving away a scholarship not for being smart, not for being atheletic, not even for being pretty. For being completely and totally mediocre but having the money to put yourself into a beauty contest that is meaningless because they don't actually allow the actual hot girls to actually be in it anymore.
I'm the first person to point out that intelligence, talent and ability aren't really more important beauty. Beauty can take you a long way in this world. Those very few lucky amongst us have all four (damn I'm pretty). And while I don't think that not having any of the traits means you're not worthwhile. I don't think its really worth celebrating with an award. While it may be statistically interesting for someone to roll a 10 on every single 3d6 stat in life1, it DOESN'T DESERVE A FUCKING TV SHOW!
Now it's late. Someone pass me a Cheyenne, an Emma Watson and an Alexa Vega so I can go to sleep2,3
1: Yes, that is a geeky D&D shout out.
2: Dear authorities. much of the character I portray here is for humorous effect. I am not actually currently engaged in the sodomizing, statuatory rape, or otherwise corrupting of minors, famous or otherwise.
3: Dear Chey, Em and Alex, CALL ME!