"There is a world of difference between true beauty and mere physical attractiveness."
-- Master Doh-San
Are 'beauty' pageants an anachronism?
Should they be done away with? Have they outlived whatever "usefulness" they might ever have had?
Or could we maybe make some changes?
How about these:
-- No more swimsuit competition.
-- Amend the evening gown part to stipulate that all gowns must cover the same areas as temple garments.
-- The questioning part would consist of a jar containing pre-approved questions written on slips of paper. Each contestant selects a question at random. If she doesn't like that question, she can select another, but she's stuck with that one.
-- During the question part, contestants would not be allowed to wear any make-up.
-- The chief judge would be Simon Cowell.
-- The five finalists have to meet me back in the Green Room for a NCMO session. (OK, I'm just kidding about that one.)