The image above sends shivers to my spines…and for a valid reason.
Year after year, Donald Trump takes time out from his busy schedule to do an “ocular” inspection of the Miss Universe candidates with MUO President Paula Shugart for the sole purpose of making his own selections. Without a doubt, this activity actually looks offensive to a lot of pageant followers around the world and the ladies themselves. What’s the use of having two separate panels of judges (one for the prelims and one for the finals) when “thy will be done”? It’s like all 83 beauties are asked to line up like toy figurines and one VIP customer (together with his personal shopper) would ‘dictate’ countries whose representatives he takes a particular shine on. And what can we, ordinary mortals, do about it? Nothing but just nod our heads sideways in subdued disgust.
Hopefully, Mr. Trump specifically remembers the name of one of the planets – “Venus” that is – while relaying his picks to Ms. Shugart. 😉
This is one of the ‘privileges’ of owning the Miss Universe Organization – which is why my impossible dream is to own the same….maybe not in this lifetime but the next! 🙂