I must be missing something. I didn't assume anything. I stated what I heard. What I posted was true and you are right, it is slander to post untrue things on a public blog or whatever. What rude comment did I make about you? I really hope you don't commit suicide because of the truth.I see no name calling. I don't know of an age limit on cyber bullying either.
I'm curious as to why Ivee had to clarify a comment made by Kaya and why Kaya couldn't do it herself? Holley you may not have won a crown but you are definetly a winner. You have no reason to ever deny or be embarrassed about your daughter. I have great respect for you. She is beautiful and you obviously love her alot. I was very impressed by your answer when asked where you saw yourself in five years. Without hesitation I heard you say " being a Nurse and raising a six year old daughter". Be strong, I know you will be successfull.
Ivee I must not have made myself clear or your family has a strange way of talking to each other. The comments about a "scarlet letter ", "forgetting to bring the tomatoes", and the comments about the baby definetly were directed at someone in the pageant as well as some of the unfavorable comments made about another girl. I wasn't sure until you just confirmed it that those people were your family and friends. I can understand why you don't want to be judged for something I KNOW I heard them say and definetly were NOT about the baby your group brought. That baby was adorable and innocent as was the other baby your family was slamming. How embarrassing for you. I know what I heard and it was uncalled for. Just to clarify...
I'm not sure which of the other people in the crowd were child molestors or pedifiles. Some times those people look like parents,brothers, uncles and Judges. With the exception of one, I don't think any other parent "pushed" their daughter into doing this pageant. I felt they were there because their daughter needed support when doing her Dance, Poem or Cheer Dance. It is my understanding that the Poem was written and The Cheer Dance was choreographed by the contestant that performed them. I was also impressed by the other dancer and the violinist. Those girls were indeed talented. As far as the bathing suit part,what did the girls show that they don't show when they go to the lake or some other place to enjoy the sunshine? I am not aware they had to wear any specific type of swim suit. One girl choose to wear a wrap and I thought she looked amazing. If the swim suit part is the most negative element in a pageant why not get rid of that part or make some changes. I went to support someone that I adore and respect. It isn't easy to be in a crowd of strangers or to have people that you don't know judge you. It was my understanding that the purpose of this event was to be a fund raiser and to have a chance to model for a reputable company, also an opportunity to develope a portfolio for each entrant that she might use in the future IF SHE chooses to. In my eye every contestant is a winner IF she did her best and learns something positive from this event in her life.
So a mother that upsets her daughter so much that she is asked to leave the area, is only wanting to support her? I was in the audience and I also heard the negative comments made about the other contestants by this family. The comments regarding a baby were insinuated towards one of the contestants. They were crude and uncalled for. No Ivee you are not responsible for comments made by your family or friends. However I find it odd how similar the comments I heard were so close to the ones that were posted by IV @ 2:19 p.m.and later removed. Who ever posted the negative and shallow comments must not remember they signed in with an email address that can be easily traced. Perhaps that address should be published so the commenter can take credit for their thoughts. There are some things I would like to suggest should there be another pageant. 1) Judges should not know any of the contestants 2) Be more professional 3) Organized 4) Contestants asked same questions or questions of equal importance 4) Better location 5) All persons whether an MC or photographer dress for the occasion. I attended the pageant and was very dissappointed, not in the contestants,but in those who organized it. There were MAYBE 60 people in the audience. With 5 contestants that tells me only family or friends attended. Where were the people that sponsored this event?
I had the opportunity to listen to the interview between Ryan and these two young ladies. Both girls were confident and well poised. The issue of body size, weight and image came into question to both girls and they are comfortable and happy with themselves. There was no pausing, no I think?, but yes I'm happy with my self image. This pageant has more than a swim suit portion in it. Thats just the only part Ryan focuses on. Formal dress, talent and interview are also part of the pageant. Ryan if these girls are happy with themselves why go to the extreme about girls being to thin and unhappy? Really?
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Feb 16, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 7
Under the Color of Authority
The North Coast Journal
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