Miss Mexico cooks up pageant win
In fact her talent in the annual Miss Globe competition was “making tortillas.” That performance basically involved opening a package and throwing tortillas into the crowd.
It worked, Miss Mexico (Jose Buentello) was crowned Rockdale High School’s Miss Globe 2010.
The annual “beauty pageant,” featuring senior boys dressed as girls, sponsored by the RHS Peer Assistance Leadership (PAL) group, raised about $600 for the Rockdale Historical Society depot museum.
First runner-up was Miss Madagascar Natasha Stromboli (Nathan Starr), who was also named Miss Photogenic.
Other contestants were:
• Miss Colombia, Julianna Isabella Sanchez (Jonathan Ackley).
• Miss Sweden, Yoland Anastasia Xieman Gustaffson (Harold Allen).
• Miss Jamaica, Anetta Hotman, Jordan Gadison.
• Miss Haiti, Chante Marie Garcon (Justin Gadison).
• Miss Siberia, Ima Phlalin, Colten Turner.
The annual pageant is billed as a fun evening and it was certainly that.
Miss Siberia claimed to be a cousin of former Alaska governor Sarah Palin.
Miss A rgentina said her country was “bigger than Brazil. Or maybe it’s bigger than the United States. Or something.”
So for her talent competition, she invited two RHS students onstage for a fish-eating contest.
Entertainment was provided by singers Andey Perez, Hannah Prestridge and Kristi Pruett.
Patrick Mitchell told the audience about PAL.
Joyce Dalley presented a brief overview of the Rockdale Historical Society’s depot-museum restoration project.
Free recognized pageant workers as follows:
Ivory Douglas, Kassie Roddam, on-stage assistants; Karen Muston, pageant director/PAL sponsor; Kayla Freeman, Allyson Muston, backstage assistants
Wendy and Brittany Barnett, makeup technicians; Jeanne Weed, judges’ assistant.