Handwritten

Small Town, Big Life

Second Chances & Role Models. December 20, 2006

Filed under: Miss USA,Role Models,Second Chances,Tara Conner — handwritten @ 12:37 am

Today Miss USA was allowed to keep her crown. Though the allegations against her were stacked, Donald Trump and the Miss USA Organization gave her a second chance. With accusations of underage drinking and drug abuse, it was all but guaranteed that she would be dethroned, being replaced by first runner-up Miss California.

However, she was given another chance. Some people may think that she doesn’t deserve it. Some people may think that she is a bad role model for young women. However, I think that she deserves a second chance. Rather than being a “perfect” person, Miss Conner has admitted her weaknesses (in her own words-alcohol). She’s not an uneducated starlet that is famous because her parents are rich or because she did a few movies as a kid. Most people wouldn’t have even been able to tell you her name if it weren’t for this incident.

Think about this – How many high school and young college go-ers are under the age of 21? How many of them drink every weekend or at least on a fairly regular basis? Now, throw that same kid in the fast-paced life of New York, slap a title on her that makes her an instant celebrity and see how much alcohol is thrown at her. Wouldn’t you be tempted?

I think it’s more than fair to give someone a second chance when they are truly in trouble. Give the girl a break. Let her go to therapy and work out her crap. She’s probably the most honest and real Miss USA we’ve had in a long time. At least now girls can look at a truly successful and beautiful woman and see that she has demons too and that even though they themselves have demons they can’t let those things get in the way of their dreams.

I actually think she’s a better role model than the normal run-of-the-mill Miss USA. Who can live up to that? At least now we can see someone who’s a little more real.

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3 Responses to “Second Chances & Role Models.”

  1. Coty Says:

    Now I wonder who said that, hmm….

  2. mtnrose Says:

    I can totally relate!! I clicked on the Random Blog link, just to see a few other blogs and what people were writing about. Yours was the first English blog that came up, so I could actually READ it! I, too, have been writing since I learned to write. I can always express myself more clearly on paper than verbally. I think it’s partly the editing process that allows us to express ourselves better. When we write something down, we can read it, change it, read it again, make more needed changes, until it’s just RIGHT. That does not happen when I speak! I sometimes stumble over words, and often my spoken words just don’t come out the way I want them to. Or they are misunderstood by the listener. Anyway, I appreciated what you wrote about the writing process, and as one writer to another–just keep on writing! It would be a betrayal of who you are not to 🙂

  3. wordsmithsonian Says:

    Thanks for the comment. It’s always good to get positive feedback!


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