Bonnie Says! Oh No! Miss USA Contestants Look Like Porn Stars, Not Pageant Queens!

Tue, May 11, 2010 6:14pm EDT by 11 Comments

Not only do they all look like porn stars, but they also aspire to be underwear models!

Remember when pageant contestants wanted to cure cancer and be the first female president? Well, that was so last century! This year’s crop of contenders for the pageant title ALL dream of being Victoria’s Secret Angels, reveals pagant president Paula Shugart.

“They’re not looking to bring peace to the world,” Shugart explained to Today Show co-host Matt Lauer on May 11. That’s why it was not just OK, but it actually made sense to have the 51 contestants photographed in bust- and leg-revealing, bras, panties, fish-net stockings and open men’s shirts, while laying on beds and chaise lounges, for their pageant promo shot.

The “come hither” black and white photos make the contestants look more like members of Tiger Woods‘ harem than the young ladies who supposedly combine beauty and brains we’re used to seeing in pageants.

Geez, remember when it was a big deal that bikinis were introduced into the formerly one-piece swimsuit competition?

Girls in bikinis appear chaste next to this year’s crop of potential Miss USAs, who all also are adorned in masses of long wild hair, heavy smoky make-up and pouty lipstick.

Pageant owner Donald Trump seems to feel that the sexed-up look is necessary for the contestants if the pageant is going to compete for ratings on TV. “If you look at Miss America, it’s now off network television,” Donald told New York’s Daily News.

So, BFFs — wanting to be a beautiful brain surgeon who happens to also look good in elbow-length gloves and a ball gown just isn’t enough to compete in a beauty pageant today.

You also have to be willing to crouch on a bed on all fours in Madonna-style soft-core porn pics.

Pageant spokeswoman Lark-Marie Anton is right when she says “these photos definitely break the stereotype of what a pageant girl looks like.”

“There used to be an idea that pageants … were about upstanding young women with a future and it wasn’t at all surprising to find a woman of stature in public life, in government or corporate America who had a pagent tucked into her resumé,” says Pamela Paul, author of Pornified. “There was an idea that pageant contestants could be well-rounded woman with ambition. This ad campaign chucks aside any other qualifications than they look good in a bra.”

I couldn’t agree more, Pamela. On the Miss Universe/Miss USA website for the 51 contestants, brief bios list their ages, hometowns and nothing else. They do, however, all get star ratings. Interestingly, the top-rated contestant today is Miss Louisiana, Sara Brooks, a 21-year-old from Lafayette who happens to be the most clothed of all of the 51 contenders. Maybe people do like having pageant beauty leave a little something to the imagination and just maybe they would like them to be brain surgeons as well as beauties after all.

— Bonnie Fuller

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