Anonymiss in DC











{May 1, 2009}   Disgusting.

I do not even know where to start. I am appalled. Have you seen this?!

For those of you who don’t feel like reading the whole thing, apparently, it has been CONFIRMED that the Miss California Pageant paid for and organized Carrie Prejean’s breast augmentation surgery.

Let me say that again: The Miss California Pageant paid for Carrie’s boob job.

Now I am not naive:  I realize beauty pageants are by definition, sexist. Ihave never been a fan. I will say right here, right now, that if I have a four year old daughter some day, I will NEVER EVER EVER put dollops of makeup on her, dress her up in freakish little sequined tutus, tease her hair, and tell her to go   “strut her stuff.”

Way to send a good message to your daughter about what’s important.

But ok, backing up here…they PAID FOR HER TO GET A BOOB JOB?

In an interview, Keith Lewis, Co-Director, insisted that they are not endorsing or suggesting breast implants. Their decision, instead, reflected the understanding that “many women that have done the procedure and feel better about themselves and the way they present themselves.”

Umm…is that a good thing? We have this despicable society wherein women don’t feel confident about themselves if they don’t have sizeable breasts, and rather than say “Enough already!” and challenge this idea, you’re paying for someone to buy into that mentality?!

And it gets better.

RODRIGUEZ: But don’t the judges look at proportion when they’re judging the swimsuits? Wouldn’t she have a better chance of winning if she were more proportioned?

LEWIS: Well, of course she does. But there’s plenty of ways of getting to more proportion without doing breast implants.

RODRIGUEZ: Well, but if…

LEWIS: Many of the girls use chicken cutlets.

RODRIGUEZ: … if you have a flat chest, what are you supposed to do?

LEWIS: You use chicken cutlets. You use tape. You use anything that you can to enhance the line. There’s lots of tricks of the trade.

So let me see if I got this.   She didn’t need the boobs to win the competition. She could have just pretended that she had boobs in order to appear beautiful without actually being beautiful because she didn’t actually have  boobs.  Getting the real deal was just her personal choice; and they supported it to make her feel “extra” confident about her looks.

Are we being serious here?

And CHICKEN BREASTS?!?

Are you telling me that these women stuff chicken breasts (presumably raw chicken breasts?) into their bikini tops in order to appear better-proportioned?!?!  Let’s forget for a second how utterly REVOLTING that thought is and think about who is saying this. The co-director of the pageant is saying he knows that the contestants do this, and that it’s a perfectly acceptable solution to the “problem” of not having enough on top.

Wooooow. This makes me so angry I kind of want to scream.

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Patrick says:

Wow,

This is really weird twist in an already controversial run for Miss California. I now have less respect for her than before.



Rachel says:

I find this equally horrifying and disgusting. However, must point out one small misconception. Chicken cutlets do not refer to actual meat. They are silicon bra inserts that looks like chicken breasts (hence the name) but they’re not. See: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/06/26/sass_x2_chicken_cutlets.jpg



anonymissindc says:

Oh thank God. Thank you for that clarification. (That totally grossed me out. I cannot even IMAGINE using real meat to do that…:P)

But STILL……isn’t there something wrong with this picture? The co-director is telling them it’s completely justifiable to try to make yourself look better using inserts and tape???

Aside from the obvious offensiveness of this whole situation, I am vaguely amused by the blunt talk regarding how one can win. Isn’t stuffing your top for a beauty pageant like, I don’t know…cheating?? I don’t know…maybe I’m just amused because those comments make the utter absurdity of the whole concept of beauty contests that much more obvious…)



Rachel says:

Oh absolutely! Unfortunately, a friend of mind in HS was in beauty pagents and it’s standard procedure to tape and glue things in place, and use “enhancers” to…well…enhance. I mean really if it were truly about “beauty” they wouldn’t allow makeup either. That stuff is really schlacked on. I think discussing ways to win a beauty pagent is just skirting around the fact that beauty pagents as a whole are stupid and demeaning, boob jobs or not. And everyone, including those with fake racks, stuff something. I’ve heard of using pading for your butt.



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