Brains and Beauty

By: Cathleen Moxley
By: Cathleen Moxley

Cathleen Moxley talks about her favorite part of the Miss U.S.A. pageant.

I have never in my life been a pageant girl. I'm too clumsy to strut across the stage in heels, and I really don't like hairspray.

However, I absolutely love watching the Miss U.S.A. pageant! I've probably watched it almost every year since I was five.

I admire any woman who has the courage to get in front of that many people in a swim-suit, and they look so elegant in their evening gowns.

But my FAVORITE part of the competition is when it really gets down to the wire and the top five are required to answer some pretty tough questions.

This year the questions involved opinions on using tax dollars to bailout companies, laws on same-sex marriages and using U.S. resources to aid elections in other countries.

I do have my own personal opinions on these topics; however, I wouldn't want to be in any of their five-inch heels at that moment. Just think of all the viewers sitting in front of their TVs. However you respond, many of them will agree with you, but on the other hand many of them will automatically be rooting for you to lose simply because they don't agree with you.

I love hearing other people's opinions, and as a reporter I get to do that everyday. But another wonderful thing about my job is that I'm required to be objective, and that means keeping my opinion to myself. Just one of the MANY reasons I will never be a pageant girl.

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