Posted by: thescoundrel | May 15, 2010

Miss USA – Girls Gone Wild


The Miss USA contest is no stranger to T & A titillation. According to Wikipedia –> “The Miss USA pageant was conceived in 1950 when Yolande Betbeze, winner of the rival Miss America pageant, refused to pose for publicity pictures while wearing a swimsuit. Miss America Pageant sponsor Catalina (a swimsuit manufacturer) decided to pull their sponsorship off the pageant, and create their own competition.” Considering the current controversy surrounding the publicity photos of contestants in racy lingerie poses, used to promote this years pageant, it looks as if the Miss USA  Beauty Pageant has decided to up the shock-factor.

As a former raging hormonal teenager of the male species, followed up in the 90’s by running with a QC Wolf Pack chasing the local girls-gone-wild and with health permitting, a future member of the dirty old mans club – I can say that the 2010 Miss USA publicity photos definitely have the WOW-Factor!  If the pageant officials and  contestants were seeking to embolden a Caligula status to all  their reputations and increase television ratings – through the pictures of contestants clothed in come-hither attired Penthouse poses designed to produce pervert’s cramps among the pageants spectators, I am guessing that they have succeeded in that endeavor.

However, while capitalizing on the lust factor may increase the beauty pageants  television ratings – I am guessing the pictures will do little for any of the contestants not seeking to use the pageant as a means to jump-start a career in the porn industry or womens underwear modeling. If that is the hope of these Miss USA Contestants, then they have chosen wisely. They are certainly more honorable, dignified  and respectable professions than politicians and lawyers.

On the other hand if the contestants were hoping to use the pageant as a stepping-stone towards becoming the CEO of a fortune 500 company – the pageant  photo-op  is probably a bad idea. Large Corporations tend to be stuffy and prudish when it comes to men or women attempting to climb the corporate ladder. Men and women already sitting in the corporate penthouses tend to see Penthouse/Playboy posing women as carnal entertainment for behind closed doors. If climbing the corporate ladder were the intentions of these young ladies – the photos will probably only help create a more difficult road ahead of them, before they can become the next Martha Stewart.

I have never been a beauty pageant fan, even during my raging hormone days. Not my cup of tea. But I do wish the contestants luck and hope the photo-op works to their advantage. But I am guessing that the only real winner will be the pageant and the television station exploitation as they benefit from making girls-next-door into girls gone wild.

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Responses

  1. Beauty pageants are a demeaning way to objectify women. They’re bad for our culture and for all of womanhood. OK, shit. I don’t really think that, I’ve just always wanted to be in one and it’s never worked out. I don’t know why the pageant circuit here in Cali won’t allow me to showcase my talent of crushing beer cans with my powerful inner thighs. What is up with that?

  2. Hey it takes more talent to crush a beer can with your inner thighs than for some drunk-ass guy (my cousin) crushing them on his skull. I am still waiting to see him crush a full and unopened can on his skull.

  3. This is just another example of the double standard applied to men and women.

    Scott Brown did a smokin’ hot centerfold for Cosmo (maybe Playgirl), but it didn’t hinder his ability to wrestle The People’s Seat away from the wretched Kennedys.

    Let’s hope sometime in the near future, when a racy photo of a female politician surfaces, the reaction will just be “eh, nice boobs”, rather than “the hussy must be sent to the dunking pond”. 🙂

  4. {{Let’s hope sometime in the near future, when a racy photo of a female politician surfaces, the reaction will just be “eh, nice boobs”, rather than “the hussy must be sent to the dunking pond”}}

    Not likely. (Okay, every guy does it – either vocally or in his mind, I blame God for giving us way-way too many male hormones, but…) First off it is against the rules to mention if a pretty girl has nice boobs. You are considered either demeaning the woman you are commenting about, or prejudging other women whose god given attributes are dissimilar for various reasons. It is a lose-lose proposition for the male species in public or private, even if it is a genuine compliment. Then there is the wife, mom sister impact. Every pretty woman (even the kind Julia Roberts played) are either someone’s wife, mom or sister. Now we males expect other members of our species to droll and act like idiots when a woman come within five miles of our female detecting radar zone – unless she happens to be Wife, Mom or Sister! When one of those three are the object of the attention – it becomes the Virgin Mary Expectation Complex for the husband, son or brother – and bloody wars have been fought over such perceived wrong attentions.

    Okay now let us hope that Phil Hare decides against any Scott Brown photo shoot attempt. Even though, I think a Phil Hare Full Monty photo shoot (shudder-shudder) would have an adverse effect on his campaign – I do not want to have to chance accidentally coming across such a photo.


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