My ex used to be pageant-obsessed, and I enjoyed them, too — but always with some embarrassment, as they seemed to represent so much conservatism.
That may be changing.
First, we had contestants spanking Trump in their answers in 2017:
Now, Miss Michigan used her introductory moments on TV to tell it like it is in my birth state:
“from the state with 84 percent of the u.s. fresh water but none for its residents to drink, i am miss michigan emily sioma” — the new #missamerica2019 pageant did not come to play pic.twitter.com/H05eifix2e— alex rees (@maybealexislost) September 10, 2018
Damn, it used to be all about platitudes like world peace, now, it's giving us a piece of their minds. Beautiful.
For the record, this year's Miss America is Miss New York, Nia Franklin.