We received an invitation for our daughter to compete in the National American Miss California South State Pageant. According to the invitation, not just anyone can show up. It's by invitation only! Our daughter was referred to them as someone who may enjoy modeling, acting, or learning stage techniques. If that's not vague enough, the letter was addressed to "The Jesus Family." While I keep my last name quiet on the blog, I can assure you it's not Jesus. We're Jewish, so our last name is definitely not Jesus. I'm assuming that whoever referred my daughter for this did it as one big joke! Whoever did that, thanks! It's a pretty funny one!
This invitation made it clear that contestants under 12 are not allowed to wear make-up and there's no bathing suit competition. I think that's a good thing. But there also isn't a talent component. So what do the girls do? Just stand up there and smile and get selected solely on looks? Really? At least they're encouraged not to wear make up. I bet there are girls that wear it though!
A couple other things made me laugh a bit. The invitation was for the girls to attend a cattle call where they'd get weeded out. The invitation encouraged the girls to dress as if they're going on a job interview. Maybe I'm a negligent mom, but my 7-year old does not own a single power suit! What do 7-year olds wear to job interviews anyway?
The other funny thing was one of the prizes at the national competition is a 2011 Ford Mustang Convertible! Woohoo! My 7-year old would love driving that baby around. She'll look great driving around with the top down in her power business suit.
At least she won't be wearing makeup!