The Miss Universe 2008 pageant was held yesterday in Nha Trang, Vietnam and Americans proved once again that we cannot sashay: Miss USA, Crystle Stewart, became the second Miss USA contestant in as many years to take a tumble during the eveningwear competition. Stewart, 26, is a motivational speaker from Texas who is currently writing a book and plans to open a character-development school for young children. The pageant's top title went to Miss Venezuela, Dayana Mendoza, who says she is going to use the experience of a recent kidnapping to promote world peace. [CBS News]

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jemandtheholograms
jemandtheholograms

@PilgrimSoul: I don't get it either, but I have no problems with that. It seems so weird that a person would want to prance around on stage in various get ups being judged on their (presumable artificial) looks.

At least if you're modeling, its a job, and you're getting paid. Is there money in pageantry? Then I could at least sort of get it.