|Miss Gay Oklahoma
||[Jan. 29th, 2004|02:57 pm]
And now, for something completely different:
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|[||Music in my Mind
|||||Opening fanfare for Miss Gay Oklahoma!!||]|
I had a longish talk with Tillie last night about apprentice judging for Miss Lawton. She also told me how I can apprentice judge for another preliminary and possibly be able to be a judge for other prelimnaries prior to Miss Oklahoma this year.
We alked about Miss Oklahoma last year, and the fiasco that followed. But, she asked me who I thought should've won. I told her that at all of the Miss Gay Oklahoma (MGO) pageants that I'd been to, by the final night, I pretty much knew how things were going to turn out. But, at last year's MGO pageant, I had no idea. She asked about the first runner up, I forget her name. "What did you think of her talent?" I told her, that she performed it well, her costuming was great, and her choreography was outstanding...but, "it didn't do anything for me". She said, "Great! That's the idea. And, that's exactly what you should say."
It seems that every contestant starts out with 750 points and it's the job of the judges to deduct points, where they see fit. But, for every point that you deduct, you have to have an explanation for deducting them. That's where the credability of the judge comes into play.
So, there was a small lull into the conversation, and I said, "How much does polotics come into play?" She said, "I would hope it wouldn't come into play, but judges are only human. Think about this: There are two contestants and they both give A performances. Who do you pick for the A+?" I said, "Oh, I see." And she said, "No. WHO DO YOU PICK?" I said, "I don't know." She said, "There's always going to be a little bit of internal polotics going on. In this instance, you're most likely going to pick the person who either you know better, or like better, or whatever."
Even after this short conversation, I don't think I'll ever look at pageants the same. I'm looking forward to this year's pageant season. And, next year, when I compete, I'll have that extra little edge. And, I'll blow their socks, er, um hose off! Mwah, Ha, Ha, Ha!!!!
At the behest of Miss Tillie, I printed out the Category Descriptions from the MGO website. Anyone who thinks they know about the pageant, should go take a look. I thought that I knew, too. I had no idea.
That's all for now,