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Well, since I see some people discussing the crowning of a new Miss Universe, now’s a great time to do a throwback post about Normani’s  pageant days lol

For as long as I’ve followed her, N has always shown a fondness for the beauty pageant world which is no wonder given that Normani used to compete in beauty pageants herself. She was Miss Teen Clear Lake first. That is before becoming a contestant on the X-Factor and later a member of Fifth Harmony. If I’m not mistaken, she actually missed the 2012 finals for Miss Texas because the timing overlapped with the timing of her X-Factor audition!

Of course, life for her changed after her turn on the X-Factor, but I’m sure that the sparkle that carried her all the way to the finals of Miss Texas still shows up in the star that she is today. Normani’s pageant background is part of what makes her story unique and solidifies her role as a dazzling fourth of Fifth Harmony.

In fact, I always feel like I can see those characteristic beauty queen qualities in her personality- in her poise, in her confidence on stages…in the way that she interviews

Hell, how do you think she got to be so undeniably and unshakably “camera ready”? lol I’d bet anyone that it’s a skill she mastered, and I mean really mastered, as a beauty pageant girl.  A true Queen

@mylittlehony - Breeder like this are what give Straight Egyptians a bad name. I can see why there are people that scorn SE breeders as BYB, though BYB isn’t necessarily a bad practice, and SE aren’t all like this. It’s easy to judge when that’s most of what you see.

@wherehipposdrome - it’s a marvel of modern innovation and ???

@equestrianfangirlswag - it’s not the worst I’ve seen, either, which is… for lack of a better phrase, and to parrot you, unfortunate. It’s honestly very similar to what happened to dog breeds. When you breed for showing (and a beauty pageant style of showing) it’s easy to lose your way. Especially when judges reward the most “typey” of horses, there’s a trend to have the typiest of horses, which leads to more extreme phenotypes. And then you have to reconcile the cognitive dissonance of what the breed generally looked like 100 years ago with what they look like now, and then you hear of “improvements.” But as @ourarabianaristocrat was kind enough to point out, we’re seeing a lot of conformational issues being glossed over, which begs the question: improved, how?

things michael flatley decided lord of the dance needed:

  • cyborgs
  • spray tans
  • pop ballads sung barely on key
  • arabian pants
  • female dancers snagged from middle american mall beauty pageants
  • new music that often doesn’t work with the choreography
  • dresses fit for jr prom
  • guitar riffs

things he inexplicably decided to keep:

  • lame hand twirling
  • random push-ups
  • the theft of the magic belt buckle

things i can’t remember being in the original that might’ve been but he should have cut:

  • men slapping their own nipples
  • aggressive finger-pointing
  • finger guns
  • power derived from partial nudity

things he decided to cut:

  • almost everything that made the storyline seem ‘mystical’ and ‘ancient’
  • anything remotely like natural beauty
  • good lighting, costuming, and styling
  • the grace and sensuality of the morrigan’s dance
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The Electrical Water Pageant at Walt Disney World Resort

The Electrical Water Pageant is a show that takes place every evening (weather permitting) on Walt Disney World’s Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. It features 14 floats with lights that depict images of sea creatures. Though it has changed somewhat since its debut in 1971, it remains one of the few original opening year shows to still be running at Walt Disney World. The Electrical Water Pageant that guests see today, consists of the same floats in the same formation dating back to 1977. The only difference is in 1996 a new musical score was created for both the opening and closing of the Electrical Water Pageant as well as each creature depicted in the pageant.

The 1996 to present day lineup of floats and music are:

Opening: “Fanfare” from The Little Mermaid

Sea Serpent (four floats) “Boo Bop Bopbop Bop (I Love You Too)” from Pete’s Dragon

Whale (one float) “Whale of a Tale” from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Turtle (one float)

Octopus (one float) “Poor Unfortunate Souls” from The Little Mermaid

Three Jumping Dolphins (three floats)

Brachiosaurus (one float) “Walk the Dinosaur” by Was (Not Was)

Crocodile (one float) “Never Smile At a Crocodile” from Peter Pan

Four Seahorses (one float) “Fanfare” & “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid

Neptune (one float) “Fanfare” & “Under the Sea” from The Little Mermaid

All floats then change to the American Flag & Stars as they have been doing since 1971: (9 Piece) - “You’re a Grand Old Flag”, “Yankee Doodle”, & “America the Beautiful”

Closing: “Fireworks” & “Jig” from The Little Mermaid


Confession

The new Miss USA just inspired me. I’m 15 & have always loved the glitz and glamour of pageants even tho me myself have never participated in them, I remember watching all the pageant shows from Little Miss Perfect to Toddlers & Tiaras. Anyways, I’m just so happy that a black girl who’s darkskin won. But while watching I couldn’t help but noticed all the women were bone skinny, I am an overweight/chubby girl & it sucks not seeing big girls being represented. That’s why I just got an idea it’s totally far fetch but I was thinking bout when I turn 18 to run for Miss USA or Miss America, if I won I think I would be the FIRST BLACK PLUS SIZE Miss USA or Miss America. It sounds wonderful but for 1. I first have to win my state’s pageant, then I’ll be able to apply for Miss USA 2. It costs over 1,000 just to participate in the pageant 3. I most likely have to spend over what maybe 3,000 for gown, hair, makeup,etc 4. I know I could have people donate money to me but I’d hate to have people waste their money on me if I don’t even win my state’s pageant.
I feel as if me being a plus size contestant for Miss USA is unrealistic, all these obstacles I’ll have to go through just to not probably not even be able to represent my state in Miss USA & yeah what if I do win & be able to participate in Miss USA, have to compete against 50 other girls who’s been doing pageants all their lives & is more qualified than me. I think this would be really something I’ll like to achieve but I just can’t.

C: Why is it when anyone has a criticism about Blackout people are quick to say “You’re following the wrong people” or “That’s not the point of Blackout”. Stop dismissing peoples feelings and thoughts on Blackout. Their thoughts are valid! And its true, Blackout has changed. Its turned into a Pageant Show. I’ve seen a lot of girls that I follow say they didn’t look pretty enough to post a picture for blackout.

Bird in a cage

Sara Monroe, yes like Marilyn, no, no relation, was a singer. She’d been discovered when she was young. Her mother had lived through her with pageants since she was six years old, always pushing Sara on and making her into something Sara didn’t want to be.

When she was twelve a talent scout saw her in a pageant talent show and her mother was all too quick to sign a deal. With her voice it wasn’t long before Sara was a household name, as she grew into a woman she was kept on a tight leash to be what her mother and society wanted her to be. She was a poor little rich girl who had everything in and the world and yet at the same time had nothing of her own. Her mother managed her career and her life, security followed her at every turn. It wasn’t until the summer of 2013 that Sara finally got someone she considered a true friend.

Maxine, Max to most, joined the tour band on bass guitar. There was no act with Max, she wasn’t trying to get something from Sara or expecting Sara to be a certain way. Max was the most real person that Sara had ever met in her life, and the two girls became almost inseparable. Max showed Sara that even in her prison she could still have fun.

“I can’t believe this.” Sara threw the tablet down on the couch beside her. “She can’t even give me the night off for my birthday.” Sara’s birthday was in a month’s time and her mother had just emailed her to say she had booked a private function for Sara to perform at. All in the name of money. Money for her mother to spend as she saw fit. Sara was a grown woman but her mother had made herself banker and accountant. When Sara had complained about the date the response had been -

We have to make hay while the sun shines. This is another birthday, another year older and less people will find you appealing the older you get.

At least this time her mother hadn’t suggested the money was needed to fight aging. She was getting silly with how often she told Sara that she needed a boob job. They weren’t perky anymore and not big enough for what men wanted now. It made Sara crazy.

“I’ve got half a mind….”

“I thought it was less than that.” Max grinned.

“I’ve got half a mind to run away, and the other of my mind is going to thump you with a pillow. Smarty pants.”

bacchibacchi  asked:

Hi! I hope you meant me, but just in case: "we used to be rivals in kiddie beauty pageants and talent shows, but then you kinda disappeared, we just found each other again by accident and goddamn, get a look at you now” AU with Klaine (and maybe the reason Kurt stopped was because his mom died). Thank you so much for considering this! :)

I did mean you, thank you !! (I made a booboo)

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Blaine loves going to the shows with Mama and Cooper.

It is just to see Cooper do his dance routine on stage, but then one of the ladies that smell like Aunt Esme looks at him and ask Mama if Blaine is entering the “competition”.

“With eyelashes like those, he’s a shoo-in,” she says, pinching his cheeks until Blaine bats her hand away. “Oh, and feisty too!”

Mama lifts Blaine to her hip and smiles at the lady. “Today it’s just for Cooper,” she replies, “but maybe next time.”

Blaine sticks his thumb in his mouth and looks at the other babies on stage.

“Doesn’t it look fun, Blainey?” Mama asks, and Blaine nods, watching a boy get a vivid orange scarf–it’s so shiny and pretty! “Maybe next time you can compete too!”

“Like ‘Ooper?”

“Exactly like Cooper.”

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