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Old 01-09-2002, 02:02 PM   #1
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Beauty is not only skin deep...it's vertically tall

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Rival Says Miss France Too Short to Carry Crown

PARIS (Reuters) - Last time it was sex and this time it's size that counts in a feud over who should be Miss France.

A disappointed contender for the title of France's prettiest woman feels she was unfairly disqualified from the Miss France 2002 contest.

Aurelie Brun has demanded that legal experts check whether winner Sylvie Tellier reaches the requisite minimum height of 5 feet 6 inches.

``I want to be sure she's tall enough and I would be surprised if she is,'' said Brun, who was stripped of her crown as a regional beauty queen and subsequently disqualified from the national contest last December.

``I've heard from lots of girls who knew her (Tellier)... and they told me she must only be around 1.68 meters (5 feet 5 inches),'' Brun told the daily France Soir.

The title is no stranger to nasty feuds and gossip. France's leading beauty queen impresario was forced to publicly deny a whirl of rumors in the media last year that Miss France 2001, Elodie Gossuin, had in fact been born a man.

Brun, who falls short of the height requirement herself, seems to be fighting a lost cause to get Tellier to undergo re-measurement.

``It's out of the question,'' Miss France organizer Genevieve de Fontenay told the paper.

Brun was not ruled out of de Fontenay's contest merely for being a bit on the short side. She was also excluded for taking part previously in a rival pageant.
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I guess size does matter!
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I guess size does matter!
It's all about how many inches ya got.
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It's all about how many inches ya got.
...or meters!
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I love how supporters of beauty contests try to stress the point that they not just judge on looks anymore, but "judge" a person's intelligence, ability to speak in public, etc..

But we all know that's a crock - it's all based on looks and although this organization has the right to discriminate someone based on height because pageantries are privately funded, it does quite a job at making too many people feel inadequate in the looks department. And when you have 2 people (one in particular who is claiming the charges) fighting over an otherwise insignificant title such as this one, the basis that a person is "too short" to wear a crown is just ludicrous.

The judges cast their votes, the popularity contest was won, and the jealous women should shut up about it. Those that don't and depend on malicious speculations on a person's height shouldn't have bothered competing in the first place. They knew the nature of the game, then again they probably weren't judged according to the brain in their skull either.

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damn skippy, adam's mistress. Couldn't have said it better myself. Talk about ridiculous. *shakes head*
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Well, I'm almost 5'10", so I guess I should move to France and I'd win a beauty pageant.
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Hmmm....vertically tall...

As opposed to horizontally tall?

(I know, I'm an ass . But I'm bored! )
lol! You know, they have a pageant that beautifies all that is... horizontally tall.

I'm not making this up. I think it's the Miss Elephant Pageant or something like that, in Thailand - and the people love it! It also gives the women in the pageant an opportunity to to strut their stuff and be proud of who they are on the outside. I kind of think it's cool actually, as far as beauty pageants go (and I really don't care for them as a whole) In a world where so much emphasis is put on being tall and slender, people overlook that beautiful women come in all sizes.

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Heh. Well, not like you've got any worries in the height department, anyway .
true.

Gina, you and I are the same height it sounds like! Let's go invade french beauty contests!
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My original anal-retentive point was that vertically tall is redudant . Tall refers to height already, so vertically isn't needed.
And following that line, horizontally tall just doesn't make any sense.

Yikes, and I wasn't even an English major. Boredom can do weird things to you...
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And if height were the main factor in determining beauty, then I'd be friggin gorgeous!
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My original anal-retentive point was that vertically tall is redudant . Tall refers to height already, so vertically isn't needed.
And following that line, horizontally tall just doesn't make any sense.

Yikes, and I wasn't even an English major. Boredom can do weird things to you...
Yeah, I was actually looking for another word when I wrote it. I think I had "vertically challenged" in my head and somehow spit it out wrong.

*bonks self on head*

Diemen, I thought you were friggin' gorgeous.

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Diemen, I thought you were friggin' gorgeous.
Awwww shucks...*shuffles feet*

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Awwww shucks...*shuffles feet*

Careful, she paid me a similar compliment and look at me...
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Dang! Guess I'm not beautiful!

I'm only 5'3!!
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