So I have to admit that I got caught up today, watching Miss America Reality Check on TLC. I was intrigued by the notion of giving the pageant an overhaul, updating the image and redefining which qualities the modern Miss America should embody. Has it made a difference? Perhaps a bit. They did make an effort to de-plasticise the girls, but in reality, it's the same skinny, too made up, overly self conscious girls that have always walked that stage. A noble effort, but not anywhere near far enough to do credit to the remarkable, intelligent, wise, compassionate women that I look to as my inspiration. Real women are so much more interesting than pageant contestants.
Honestly, my favorite moment was during the make over section when I spotted my former hair stylist, now stylist to the stars, Peter Van De Velde of B2V in Beverly Hills. So at least the day wasn't a total waste.