Last I checked it was a ‘Beauty Pageant’ first and formost

A former beauty pageant contestant complaining about beautiful women showing their beautiful bodies is like a NFL linebacker complaining about violence in pro sports;

LeVan is a former Miss South Dakota. She thinks the photos don’t depict what the pageant is about and sends the wrong message to young girls.

“To me, the pageant is about showcasing young women who are hard working, accomplished, who are involved in their communities. It’s certainly not about them in lingerie,” LeVan said.

If that is true, why even show their bodies at all? Why not just have them come out in berkahs and showcase their ‘talents’. It is a beauty pageant. Duh. Once again Stormland TV News rolls another ‘non’ story.


#1 Plaintiff Guy on 05.13.10 at 10:30 am

Pictures were tasteful. The women wear more here than just a swimsuit in the competition. A beauty pageant should focus on looks, character, but also femininity. The former Miss South Dakota may be beautiful but her prudeness shows ugly.

#2 Scott on 05.13.10 at 10:34 am

It’s just a way for a washed up no-talent to get her face back in the media.

#3 l3wis on 05.13.10 at 10:48 am

I never even have heard of her.

#4 Costner on 05.13.10 at 12:14 pm

If the competition wasn’t about beauty and looks, then there might be some ugly girls in the running. Anyone who thinks these types of pageants are about anything other than physical beauty are naive.

They have always been about beauty and sex appeal – and these pictures are merely the modern representation of that. I’ve seen worse in advertisements for jeans or purfume and in the images hanging near the front entrance of Abercrombie & Fitch.

Some people need to lighten up. If the contenstants have issue with these types of photos they can easily refuse to take them… but I think even the women involved realize what their true role is regardless of trying to convince others it is a “scholarship competition”.

#5 scott on 05.13.10 at 4:24 pm

this was even a story?

#6 redhatterb on 05.13.10 at 7:01 pm

I have been against beauty contests for several years, mainly because most of the contestants are older now, than they were back in the fifties, and they also look like they have had implants. Plus most of them have experience in modeling, some type of show business, etc. When I was young most of the contestants were 18-21 years old. Now when I have checked in on the various contests, several of the contestants are closer to their mid-twenties. Just a little irony here, when I lived in another city back in the nineties, I had an elderly neighbor lady whose grandaughter was in one of beauty contests and one night she was raving on and on to me about all of the beautiful clothes her grandaughter had for the national contest. I made some comment about beauty contests exploiting women and I got informed that it wasn’t a beauty contest it was a scholarship contest. I then asked the question if that was the case why did they need bathing suits and evening gowns, etc. If it was a scholarship contest they could have got by with jeans and t-shirt. This poor lady didn’t know what to say then.

#7 l3wis on 05.13.10 at 8:36 pm

It’s all about T & A.

#8 Angry Guy on 05.14.10 at 7:42 am

Yeah.. Talent & Apsirations…

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