mandy winger

“And Sue Ellen. God, it was like it wasn’t her there. It was like somebody else in her body. The look on her face, in her eyes it was so lifeless. So full of confusion and fear. Nothing like the first time I saw them. Good Lord, she had the most beautiful eyes in Texas. She was in a beauty contest and I was one of the judges. I was young and wild. I’d never seen so many gorgeous women in one place in my whole life. And there was Sue Ellen, right up in the middle of them. She was so tall and shy. And those wonderful eyes were filled with fire and spirit. You never saw anything like it. There were 32 women up on that stage, and I couldn’t see any of them but her. I knew she’d win. From the minute I laid eyes on her, I knew she’d win. Miss Texas 1967.”