Saturday, January 30, 2010

Who killed the Miss America pageant?


Can you name the winner of the Miss America pageant from last year? Of course you can't and neither can I. In fact the only Miss America winner I can name is Vanessa Williams, who won in 1984. So who killed the Miss America pageant? I have no idea but who ever it was did a great job of it.

For decades September was the month the Miss America pageant aired on NBC and was broadcast from its then home Atlantic City, New Jersey. This year the pageant airs not in September but in January, tonight, and on cable TV's TLC. It's home is no longer Atlantic City, it's now Las Vegas.

So did you know it was coming on tonight?

Anyway I suppose with all of the reality shows and other craziness on TV it's really hard for Miss America to compete. Then again all it takes is a little bit of controversy and the Miss America pageant may make a comeback.

8 comments:

Nelesc said...

Wow! is it realy on today? Thanks for the heads up! I am going to try to catch it. I too remember when Vanessa Williams won. It was a proud day for us Puerto Ricans too! Feeling invisible in the 70s and 80s, the triumph of African Americans during this time was ours too. i stumbled upon your blog and I am enjoying it.

Val said...

@Nelesc

I grew up in New York City and in a very diverse community. So I was always well aware that Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Cubans and African Americans along with other people of color had the same struggles. So I've felt the same way when I see Boricuas do well too.

Thanks for stopping by!

uglyblackjohn said...

Has any other former Miss America had a career?
Vanessa still looks good on Ugly Betty.

Val said...

@UBJ

I think a few have had successful careers in television but nothing like Vanessa's success.

Don said...

I remember seeing Vanessa Williams on the cover of a magazine (People Mag, I think), back when I was a young kid, and thinking to myself how pretty she is....

Still feel the same way all these years later.

Val said...

@Don

Yep, V is a beautiful woman and very talented. That's a hard combination to beat.

Reggie said...

Funny, she's the only one I can name too and I remember the year only because that's the very first year that I ever paid attention to who won; and the only reason I did then was because that was the very first year I remember thinking that the winner was beautiful.

After all these years, that woman can still use a spanking!!!

Val said...

@Reggie

Lol@you with the spankings.

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Soldier Of Love

I've lost the use of my heart
But I'm still alive
Still looking for the life
The endless pool on the other side
It's a wild wild west
I'm doing my best

I'm at the borderline of my faith,
I'm at the hinterland of my devotion
In the frontline of this battle of mine
But I'm still alive

I'm a soldier of love.
Every day and night
I'm soldier of love
All the days of my life

I've been torn up inside (oh!)
I've been left behind (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound
(oooh oohhh)

I know that love will come (that love will come)
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love (soldier of love)
Every day and night
I'm a soldier of love
All the days of my life

I am lost
But I don't doubt (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound

I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(4x)

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(3x)

Still waiting for love to come

Miss Keri Baby!

Tracee!

Solange!

Solange!
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un·for·get·ta·ble: Earning a permanent place in the memory; memorable: an unforgettable experience.

Alicia says...

Rest in Peace Mitrice

Rest in Peace Mitrice
Mitrice Richardson