You’re probably wondering what you’re looking at right now. This is what Miss USA, Erin Brady, wore for the Miss Universe national costume competition, which took place on Sunday in Moscow. (The actual pageant happens this Saturday.) Since Brady hit the stage as the “Miss USA transformer,” made by Martin Izquierdo, a costume designer for Victoria’s Secret, the look has been called everything from a “travesty” to something preschoolers made from “some left over washing-up liquid bottles, yogurt pots, cardboard boxes and a lot of glitter.” Oof. That’s a lot of vitriol for a pageant costume. Keep reading »
It’s no big secret that the Miss USA Pageant isn’t exactly renowned for the intelligence of the contestants, but honestly there should be a level of acceptable coherence in the question and answer section. Miss Utah Marisa Powell provided the worst answer by far. When asked about the continuing disparity between the amount men and women are paid, she fumbled for a while, then said words in an order that make almost no sense, all while managing to completely evade the question.
Question from judge Nene Leakes, the reality TV star: “A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children women are the primary earners yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?”
Miss Utah: “I think we can relate this back to education and how we are continuing to try to strive to … [very long pause] … figure out how to create jobs right now. That is the biggest problem and, I think, especially the men are seen as the leaders of this, so we need to … [shorter pause] … create education better so we can solve this problem.”
Create education better? Keep reading »