"Daisi" wins womanless beauty pageant
By Kathryn Purcell
Standing in a group, surrounded by far more feminine friends, contestants in Morgan County High School's Womanless Beauty Pageant primped, tucked their "hair" behind their ears and, well, adjusted their cleavage.
"Can I put make-up on you?"
"Ooh, I've got some lip gloss!"
"That makes your eyes pop; it's a good color."
About 10 "ladies" lined up with their escorts, and took the field at half-time during the Powderpuff Football Game, part of Homecoming Week festivities at the high school. Representatives of the freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior classes, along with a faculty representative, took turns being introduced and introducing themselves.
"My name is Delicious, and I got it all, baby!"
"I'm Scrumptious, because everything about me is sweet."
"My name is Daisi, and I will drive you crazy!"
Out of the 10 contestants, five were chosen as finalists, including faculty representative Barbie Bosom; junior representative Crystavia Monet Lenbresha Jackson, clad in a tiger-print, handkerchief-hemlined dress; and senior representatives Delicious, in a stunning pink dress, Scrumptious, clad in a bold orange, and Daisi, who came complete with super-short jean shorts, cowboy boots to match and hair up in pigtails.
"I went to a garage sale and saw this and said, 'That's so me,'" Daisi said, in a pre-pageant interview.
For Daisi, it was her outfit, and her personality that wowed the judges and won her the competition.
Being carried off the field, pink, feathery crown on her head and silver scepter in her hand, it's clear Daisi's strategy for winning worked: "Sexy, sexy and more sexy!"