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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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Miss USA crowned Miss Universe

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 20-year-old beauty queen from Rhode Island was crowned the new Miss Universe on Wednesday, beating out 88 other women during a televised competition at the Planet Hollywood casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Olivia Culpo took the crown from Leila Lopes of Angola after strutting in a purple and blue bikini and a red velvet gown.

In the final stages of the competition, she answered a question about her regrets by saying she wished she hadn't picked on her siblings.

Miss Philippines, Janine Tugonon, came in second, while Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, placed third.
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Yay! However I thought Miss Australia was incredible.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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It always seemed a bit arrogant to me to give out the 'Universe' title when only participants from Earth are invited.

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:36 PM   #3
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I bet you $5 that she's actually a man.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 11:21 PM   #4
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I bet you $5 that she's actually a man.
Okay. I mean I saw the bathing suit competition. I can assure you there's nothing there.

We should schedule a closer inspection just to be sure tho.
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So wonderful to see the sensibilities of the 1950's regarding women are not dead.

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:19 AM   #6
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So wonderful to see the sensibilities of the 1950's regarding women are not dead.

Works for me
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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They're all gorgeous...
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 12:17 PM   #8
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I bet you $5 that she's actually a man.
I bet you $10K that there is a porn video of her somewhere that will pop up by January.

By the way... the sensation was the answer of the Venezuelan chick... she just didn't make any sense.
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 05:53 AM   #9
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.....By the way... the sensation was the answer of the Venezuelan chick... she just didn't make any sense.
I thought it was me, couldn't figure it out either. By trying to impress the judges with her English, she sounded very confused. She would have been better off answering in Spanish, through that interpreter.

In the beginning, Miss Argentina caught my eye, but after she didn't make the first cut to 16, I was rooting for Miss USA and the exotic looking Miss Philippines, and wasn't surprised both beauties made it all the way to the end. Thought that evening gown of Miss Philippines was spectacular.
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Old Dec 24, 2012, 06:15 AM   #10
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Maybe I need to actually watch these pageants, but what exactly are they supposed to accomplish, asides from arousing a few men? (and possibly women)
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 01:50 PM   #11
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miss philippines is very pretty, she's the prettiest filipina woman i've seen ever. too bad she had to go against miss usa against her home turf
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Maybe I need to actually watch these pageants, but what exactly are they supposed to accomplish, asides from arousing a few men? (and possibly women)
Accomplish?

It's a contest that encourages us to respect someone because they are "better looking" than others. It's incredibly shallow and teaches people all over the world that looks are to be worshipped above everything else. I've seen enough of these to know that when any question and answer session comes up you're better off changing the channel than weeping for humanity.
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Accomplish?

It's a contest that encourages us to respect someone because they are "better looking" than others. It's incredibly shallow and teaches people all over the world that looks are to be worshipped above everything else. I've seen enough of these to know that when any question and answer session comes up you're better off changing the channel than weeping for humanity.
That's essentially what I'm getting at...
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That's essentially what I'm getting at...
Sorry, I was using your post as a rhetorical springboard for mine, clearly we are in agreement.
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They raise awareness about the lack of maps in South Africa and The Iraq everywhere like such as

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They raise awareness about the lack of maps in South Africa and The Iraq everywhere like such as

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This always makes me laugh.



And then cry.
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They raise awareness about the lack of maps in South Africa and The Iraq everywhere like such as

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Haha, that chick is on something...

Clearly she is one of the 20% of Americans that can't read a map or know anything about the rest of the world.
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This always makes me laugh.



And then cry.
First time I've seen that video, same effect. I worry the crying will last longer than the laughing.
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I guess its cool to always refer to the lowest common denominator.
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Miss USA isn't even that attractive. Miss Australia, though, is glorious.
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Miss USA isn't even that attractive. Miss Australia, though, is glorious.
Or Miss Brazil!
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All hail narcissism!

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Accomplish?

It's a contest that encourages us to respect someone because they are "better looking" than others. It's incredibly shallow and teaches people all over the world that looks are to be worshipped above everything else. I've seen enough of these to know that when any question and answer session comes up you're better off changing the channel than weeping for humanity.
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So wonderful to see the sensibilities of the 1950's regarding women are not dead.

This is just political correctness to stupid levels. So what if there's a show that emphasizes the physical beauty of women? Get over it. If anyone is offended that it doesn't focus on inner beauty, don't watch it. I for one enjoy it.

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Miss USA isn't even that attractive. Miss Australia, though, is glorious.
Absolutely agree! I didn't watch but I wonder what are the grading criteria other than beauty.
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This is just political correctness to stupid levels. So what if there's a show that emphasizes the physical beauty of women? Get over it. If anyone is offended that it doesn't focus on inner beauty, don't watch it. I for one enjoy it.
What the hell was politically correct about what I said? And that's just my opinion on trash shows, which I don't watch. Didn't realize that to post in this thread you had to enjoy trash, not just have an opinion on it.
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Absolutely agree! I didn't watch but I wonder what are the grading criteria other than beauty.
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The Miss Universe Pageant will be judged on the following criteria:

INTERVIEW [33%] – Pageant judges spend time with each delegate to learn about her successes, talents, goals and ambitions. Attention is focused on her poise, charm, self – confidence and her ability to communicate, as well as the substance of her answers.

SWIMSUIT COMPETITION [33%] – Attention is focused on beauty of face, figure, physical fitness and the confidence with which each contestant carries herself. Numerical measurements are not considered in the judging.

EVENING GOWN COMPETITION [33%] – Each delegate wears a gown she has chosen for herself. Attention is focused on each contestant’s overall appearance, self-confidence, sense of style and the beauty she brings to the gown of her choice.

We are looking for women who possess the entire package of poise, personality, intelligence and beauty.
This is what i dug up.
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