blowing up at beauty pageants
Have you seen the answer given by the South Carolina entrant in the Q&A portion of the most recent Miss Teen Contest? Wow...brutal...
You can insert your own joke here about:
b.) the South
d.) today's youth
e.) any or all of the above
She followed that up with a much stronger effort on the Today Show. So, kudos to her for getting off the mat and starting to piece her shredded dignity back together.
This also reminds me of a funny story: a friend of mine was in a beauty pageant in high school. In the Q&A final round, she was asked what she'd do if someone hit her car from behind when she was sitting at a stoplight-- and then got out and started yelling at her. In the heat of the moment, she fumbled through her answer and finished third or fourth. The best answer: she drove a beat-up Pinto, so she should have said she would have blown up in the collision-- and won the competition going away!