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Old 02-10-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
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Too fat- Miss San Antonio, "get off the tacos, get off the chips and the soda."



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Linda Woods, the pageant board's spokeswoman admitted to telling the young queen to "get off the tacos, get off the chips and the soda."
Ramirez claims that Woods told her she was "just way too big," and that "this is not going to work" at a photo shoot in late November.



Bexar County Beauty Queen, Domonique Ramirez - Too Fat? - TIME NewsFeed

Once she won the crown, they should not have taken it away.
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If the complaints over her alleged behavior are proven to be true, that's one thing, and I can understand the debate then.

If they're complaining about her weight, though, they're idiots. That is NOT "heavy". Not even close. I'd be thrilled if I got up to that weight.

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I'm not surprised enough to care. It's a beauty pageant, of course weight and looks are everything in this venue.
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I'm not surprised enough to care. It's a beauty pageant, of course weight and looks are everything in this venue.
I was thinking the same thing. It's not like the comments were unsolicited, so to speak. I really dont see how this would be any different than a body builder being told he's getting too fat. It was their choice to enter onto such a superficial stage
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People just get so emotional over weight. It's just a number. We say it doesn't matter but apparently it does. When I did gymnastics, there was always and ideal weight. It is what it is. We're talking about laws of physics that you can't ignore. Weight and height matter. If you are too thin you are not getting enough energy, if you are too heavy you are over working yourself. Maybe I'm lucky that I can be emotionally unattached to my weight and just see it for what it is. There is always an "ideal" number (which changes depending on the level of fitness I expect from myself), but if I'm not right on it I'm not an emotional mess about it.

I don't like the double standard that women insist weight doesn't matter but then freak out any time it gets brought up. It's a beauty pageant for goodness sakes, we don't get to decide what weight is pretty the beauty pageant people do and if those girls don't like it they can do something else. Is that girl "fat"? I don't know, I really couldn't care less about beauty pageants.
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I'm not surprised enough to care. It's a beauty pageant, of course weight and looks are everything in this venue.
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I was thinking the same thing. It's not like the comments were unsolicited, so to speak. I really dont see how this would be any different than a body builder being told he's getting too fat. It was their choice to enter onto such a superficial stage
My only two questions are:

Why are there still beauty pageants?

Why does the media still report on beauty pageants?
(Miss America pageant is treated like breaking news.)

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I think there are still beauty pageants because female looks are still considered something to be evaluated and compared. If they say it's not about looks-that you have to be smart, talented, etc. then why not just judge them on that and why still care about their looks and how they maintain their weight and all of that?

Nothing wrong with admiring beautiful women-I do and I enjoy looking at them too. But it does seem more and more outdated at this point. The newly crowned Miss America is 17, so maybe they're going to get younger and younger too. Over the hill at 20.
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I think there are still beauty pageants because female looks are still considered something to be evaluated and compared. If they say it's not about looks-that you have to be smart, talented, etc. then why not just judge them on that and why still care about their looks and how they maintain their weight and all of that?
This is why I greatly admire every contestant on Jeopardy, and I like reading who the local National Merit Scholar finalists are in the paper.

Talent is another thing.

I like that pornstar Asia Carrera is a MENSA member.


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Nothing wrong with admiring beautiful women-I do and I enjoy looking at them too. But it does seem more and more outdated at this point. The newly crowned Miss America is 17, so maybe they're going to get younger and younger too. Over the hill at 20.
I cringe every time I pass Toddlers And Tiaras while flipping TV channels.
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Why are there still beauty pageants?
I guess for the same reason there are still Biggest Pumpkin competitions, Pie Eating Contests, Strong Man events, etc. If there are still people with an interest and people to enter, there will always be these events. I'm not really interested in any of them either (though strong man competitions are pretty cool to some degree), but there will always be people who are to fill the niche
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I guess for the same reason there are still Biggest Pumpkin competitions, Pie Eating Contests, Strong Man events, etc. If there are still people with an interest and people to enter, there will always be these events. I'm not really interested in any of them either (though strong man competitions are pretty cool to some degree), but there will always be people who are to fill the niche
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It was their choice to enter onto such a superficial stage
You are right.
It's just fairly foreign to me. Zero interest.


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Yeah, they know it's based on beauty, but heaven forbid that anyone try and challenge the notion that there's only one standard for beauty. Heaven forbid someone who's a fatty fatty fat fat size 4 or 6 (please note heavy sarcasm) instead of a size 0 be considered a valid beauty pageant contestant.
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I think a better mantra would be:

Eat all the tacos you want, eat all the fried chips you want, drink whatever,
but get off the couch (or in front of your pc)....

and move!

Get some physical activity in your life.
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I think a better mantra would be:

Eat all the tacos you want, eat all the fried chips you want, drink whatever,
That's not moderation.

Everyone knows, or at least should know this is a dumb mantra as well.

You cannot eat whatever and how much of whatever and just think you're fine as long as you "get off the couch".

What are we teaching kids these days?
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Yeah, they know it's based on beauty, but heaven forbid that anyone try and challenge the notion that there's only one standard for beauty. Heaven forbid someone who's a fatty fatty fat fat size 4 or 6 (please note heavy sarcasm) instead of a size 0 be considered a valid beauty pageant contestant.
I've watched some pageant show a few times and honestly, what annoys me more than weight is all the overdone make-up and hair, and the boobs. The girls' weights and figures are more in line with what I'd think of as healthy or average (of course fit), but nothing like, say, high fashion modeling.
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If the complaints over her alleged behavior are proven to be true, that's one thing, and I can understand the debate then.

If they're complaining about her weight, though, they're idiots. That is NOT "heavy". Not even close. I'd be thrilled if I got up to that weight.

Angela
Shite, I'd be thrilled if I could get *down* to that weight!
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