February 15, 2006

Material girl living in a material world

There is really nothing more boring than beauty pageants of any gender, so the election of Miss Belgium was not to be any different. But no, something on the news about the winner this year caught my attention and it was not the allegations of vote rigging by her sponsor buying SMS votes.
Instead I was intrigued by her comments after she had won. Normally winners endlessly waffle on about bringing peace to the world, solace to suffering children and heart attacks to Miss World judges, but our newly crowned girl, Virginie Claes, does not want a bar of all that nonsense. No, all she looked forward to was getting her hands on the prize that came with the title: a cool convertible Peugeot car.

You go, girl!

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