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Miss America 2014 Sang a Solo with a Solo Cup

 

Like millions or just a half million (maybe this is the problem) who watched the Miss America pageant we observed Miss New York sit on the stage crossed-legged and sing a simple song while playing a large plastic drinking cup. Only minutes later, we watched as this same young woman was named Miss America. Her competition? A ventriloquist who brought the house down, classical pianist, opera singer and two beautiful dancers. So much for the image of Miss America twirling flaming-bladed batons. Miss America 2014 sang a solo with a solo cup.

Miss America 2014 Sang a Solo with a Solo Cup?

Like millions or just a half million (maybe this is the problem) who watched the Miss America pageant we observed Miss New York sit on the stage crossed-legged and sing a simple song while playing a large plastic drinking cup. Only minutes later, we watched as this same young woman was named Miss America. Her competition?  A ventriloquist who brought the house down, classical pianist, opera singer and two beautiful dancers.  So much for the image of Miss America twirling flaming-bladed batons. Miss America 2014 sang a solo with a solo cup.

I can think of lots of jokes:  I can understand being defeated by a “C” cup but a Solo cup? Miss Virginia, “A cup beat me.” Headlines from Atlantic City: Miss New York Takes Crown Singing a Solo with a Solo.

Posted in Miss America, pageants, red cup by Jane Jenkins Herlong.