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(Philly.com)   The first rule of rigging the Miss USA pageant is no one talks about rigging the Miss USA pageant   ( philly.com) divider line
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2012-12-30 10:55:05 PM  
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FormlessOne: Iceberg659: FTFA: Monnin points to a Miss USA contract clause giving top pageant officials the power to pick the top five finalists and the winner, but a company official calls that a catch-all that's never been used.

Catch-all for what?

In case the normal methodologies cannot be performed, that rule provides a last resort to ensure that finalists and a winner can be selected. It's never been used.

What we see here is a lesson in reading comprehension on the part of Monnin, a lesson that just cost her five million bucks. She saw that in the contract, misconstrued it as "hey, they're just pickin' em - it's fixed!", and then ran her friggin' mouth off in the media, screwing the pageant's reputation to the tune of $5M+. The arbitrator realized her mistake, realized she was an idiot, and made her liable for the $5M she cost the pageant organization.

I see nothing untoward or unfair here. The takeaway, of course, is "be damned sure of your facts before you call someone a liar and a cheat in front of the whole world."

Like saying someone wasn't born in this country when he has a birth certificate to prove it?
2012-12-30 09:57:05 PM  
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gimmegimme: You know, I would totally care more about this thread if there were pics.

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2012-12-30 09:19:05 PM  
1 vote:

uncleacid: Like her face, hair and breast are real.

It's a risk I'm willing to take.
2012-12-30 08:45:11 PM  
1 vote:
Friggin' in the riggin'...
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