Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Miss USA Keeps Her Crown

Donald Trump, among other things the Grand Poohbah, (that is, the Dear Leader, or El Jefe), of the Miss Universe organization, has graciously allowed Miss USA, Tara Conner, to retain her Miss USA crown. Mr. Trump has exercised his beneficence on behalf of the gorgeous Miss Conner even though (gasp), she may have engaged in underage drinking. Miss Conner just turned 21.
I'm glad I never did that. . .underage drinking that is (cough, cough).
Anyway, The Donald reports that Miss USA ". . . left a small town in Kentucky and she was telling me that she got caught up in the whirlwind of New York. It's a story that has happened many times before to many women and many men who came to the Big Apple. They wanted their slice of the Big Apple and they found out it wasn't so easy."
Yeah, one of those ginormous-tragic-loaded-with-pathos-and-violins whirlwind in the big city kind of things. Maybe Miss USA needs to whirl around in a different city, say, Houston ? (You didn't read that, SWMBO).
I'm glad Miss USA gets to keep her crown. Maybe she should have some margaritas or cosmos to celebrate.


louielouie said...

somehow ........ when el jefe maximo makes a reference to his own underage drinking, it comes across as consuming a 10 year old scotch, as opposed to the more common 18 to 21 year old scotches that el jefe maximo considers so common place.

El Jefe Maximo said...

18 year old scotch...now you're playing to one of my numerous weaknesses...anybody got a bottle of MacAllan around ?

Candidly Caroline said...

Normally, I might have been inclined to say she should be booted out, given the black hole void of good, young women role models. But - I visited where she is from, even met a relative, and it is small, small town, like waaay small town.
Before they even "explained" what happened, I knew that it had to have been the overwhelming shift of her world from small-town Kentucky to bright-lights, never-sleeps New York. That would be such a phenomenal change, her situation is not really that surprising. Perhaps the orgaization would do well to offer more emotional support and preparation to the young women who win.
That being said, we are still ultimately responsible for our actions, and we will see how she conducts herself from this point forward.

El Jefe Maximo said...

I wrote all this before Donald Trump and the pageant people held their big televised news conference/auto-da-fe, and before I heard Miss Conner was going to do rehab. Possibly the situation was more serious than I was willing to credit.

Looks like Mr. Trump got himself some valuable publicity. . .how things might work out in the future for Miss Conner are less easy to see. The bright lights and big city will still be there.