Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Earthling Wins Miss Universe

Bangkok, Thailand, May 30, 2005 -This evening, during one of the year's most exciting live television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Natalie Glebova, Miss Canada, as MISS UNIVERSE 2005.

Though nominally open to participants throughout the universe, this pageant has been won by contestants from Earth every year since its inception in 1952.

Miss Universe 2005, Natalie Glebova from Earth

Miss Universe 1952, Armii Kuusela from Earth


Anonymous Rich said...

The question is whether the winner is a wholly carbon-based lifeform, however.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Kyle McCullough said...

This is the sort of bias that can only be addressed through the use of quotas. All the judges come from Earth, and all the represented countries are Earth-based (only a few have even a minimal extraterrestrial presence). It's only natural that they should prefer Earth women. Non-Earthborn contestants face a real but hidden barrier--a sort of glass ceiling or ozone layer, as it's sometimes called.

Oddly, several Mr. Universe winners have had physiques that could only be described as unearthly or ah...steriodal.

11:20 PM  
Anonymous Rich said...

Perhaps it's just a matter of wretched communications. If the contest started in 1952, the only part of the Universe which can be aware of it would be a 53 LY radius sphere (assuming that the festivities were broadcast at the time). And if a viewer somewhere on the surface of that sphere were so entranced by the show that they immediately sent in their application, it would only be reaching us here in 2058. Never mind the rigors of the lovely hopefuls of M104, who won't even hear about the competition for 28 million years.

Conversely, there may be other Ms. Universe pageants somewhere that we don't know about ourselves yet. How embarrassing to have such ignorance. Unless you count this episode of Futurama in the second season.

6:49 PM  

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