Beauty pageants are fun to watch, for a variety of reasons. But one of them definitely is waiting to see if one of the Top 5 contestants biffs her final question from the judges. Certainly, no one can ever top Miss Teen South Carolina 2007 Caitlin Upton’s “such as the Iraq” answer, but we did get a fun one in the 2012 Miss USA pageant Sunday night (June 3).
Twenty-three-year-old Miss Ohio Audrey Bolte was asked by judge actress Marilu Henner, “Do you think women are depicted in movies and on television in an accurate and positive way and please give us an example.”
Miss Ohio responded, “I think it depends on the movie. I think there are some movies that depict women in a very positive role and some movies that put them in a little bit more of a negative role, but by the end of the movie they show that woman power that I know we all have. Such as the movie ‘Pretty Woman.’ We had a wonderful, beautiful woman, Julia Roberts, and she was having a rough time. But you know what? She came out on top and she didn’t let anyone stay in her path.”
Yes, little girls of America. You too can grow up to be a pageant woman who thinks of a hooker as a positive depiction of women on screen. Roberts’ Vivian Ward certainly did come out on top when the man who hired her for sex for a week came to rescue her from her life of prostitution.
We’ll post video as soon as we have it, because it’s really even better to see and hear.