Monday, November 29, 2010
Clearly, I was in the wrong city on Thursday, because the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was where all the action was. According to the New York Post, there was all sorts of girl drama aboard Miss USA's vessel when Miss New York Davina Reeves snuck past security and, in FULL PAGEANT GEAR, climbed onto Miss USA Rima Fakih's float and tried to take over. That's right. Beauty Queen mutiny! Here's how the Post tells it:
Reeves, wearing her Miss New York sash and crown, managed to claw her way onto Fakih's float and began waving enthusiastically signing autographs and waving to the crowd...Reeves hitched a ride for five blocks before Fakih's horrified handlers managed to persuade parade organizers to boot her pageant rival off the float...Paula Shugart, president of the Miss Univers organizatin, parent ofMiss USA, said "Miss New York wasn't invited and nobody had any idea how she got on the float."
This is amazing. All this story needs is some hair pulling, because beauty pageants aren't ridiculous enough. I think it's important to add some high school girlfighting and desperation to the mix. Because after a while all that objectification, superficiality, silicone, and talent-free posturing gets old, you know?