The Miss Universe pageant is facing a scandal. Miss Australia Jesinta Campbell claims that one of her fellow contestants tried to sabotage her by putting pins in the back of her dress that stabbed her in the back while she was on stage. If it’s true, and there’s a big emphasis on the “if” because the story sounds fishy to me, it would be a terrible scandal for the pageant and also a terrible example to the many girls who look up to these beautiful young women.
What sort of role model tries to hurt a competitor for her own gain? If it turns out someone did stick these pins in Campbell’s dress, I hope she gets a major punishment because we need to teach people that cheating is not fair. But on the other side, if Miss Australia is lying or exaggerating, she too should have to pay a price.
Because honestly, the whole situation sounds a little bizarre – if you’re trying to hurt someone, putting six pins in their dress seems more like a painful but ultimately mild distraction.
Couldn’t you hurt them more by ripping up the dress or staining it or something? And couldn’t Campbell have taken the pins out before she put it on? She said she noticed them when she was changing backstage. I know curtain calls are tight, but surely you have five seconds to free the pins instead of scratching them down your back.
Anyway, Campbell, who placed third at the pageant last month, says she knows who didn’t do it: Miss Ireland, Belgium, Great Britain, and Guam, because they were totally BFFs with Miss Australia by the end of the show.
Then Miss Australia went on to cast suspicion on Miss Mexico, Miss Philippines, and all contestants from Central and South America, saying that winning is very important to them because it can change their lives.
Hmm, on second thought, maybe the mad pinner wasn’t trying to sabotage Miss Australia. Maybe she was just mad at her – suddenly the pageant’s Miss Congeniality winner doesn’t sound so nice.