Society

Miss Mexico cooks up pageant win

‘Miss Globe’ nets $600 for museum
By MIKE BROWN Reporter Editor

Glamorous runway action for (L-R) Miss Madagascar (Nathan Starr), Miss Haiti (Justin Gadison), Miss Jamaica (Jordan Gadison), Miss Sweden (Harold Allen) and Miss Colombia (Jonathan Ackley). Reporter/Mike Brown Glamorous runway action for (L-R) Miss Madagascar (Nathan Starr), Miss Haiti (Justin Gadison), Miss Jamaica (Jordan Gadison), Miss Sweden (Harold Allen) and Miss Colombia (Jonathan Ackley). Reporter/Mike Brown Miss Mexico, Salsa Picante Con Una Tortilla, told the audience of more than 500 in the RHS auditorium Thursday night that her life pretty much revolves around tortillas.

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.

Jordan Gadison (Miss Jamaica) acknowledges fans in the crowd of 500. Jordan Gadison (Miss Jamaica) acknowledges fans in the crowd of 500. Miss Argentina Lorena Muy Messi (Philip Proctor) was second runner-up.

Contestants

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.

Fish story

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.”

Miss Madagascar  (Nathan Starr) showed some pretty good dance moves in the talent competition. His companions were a novelty on this night, real girls(!) Sarah Snelson (L) and Ivory Douglas. Miss Madagascar (Nathan Starr) showed some pretty good dance moves in the talent competition. His companions were a novelty on this night, real girls(!) Sarah Snelson (L) and Ivory Douglas. And Miss Sweden claimed to be her country’s champion fish eater.

So for her talent competition, she invited two RHS students onstage for a fish-eating contest.

She lost.

Entertainers

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

Miss Sweden’s (Harold Allen) talent was ‘fish eating.’ He invited two RHS students on stage for a fish-eating contest. He lost. Miss Sweden’s (Harold Allen) talent was ‘fish eating.’ He invited two RHS students on stage for a fish-eating contest. He lost. Jon Flores, sound technician; Sterling Faulkner, Evan McCoy, Clayton Merka, light technicians; Aja Brooks, photographer.

Wendy and Brittany Barnett, makeup technicians; Jeanne Weed, judges’ assistant.

Contestants sponsors were Bobbi Bruce, Cari Nadeau, Nikki Manas, T’Erica Rivers, Cassy Hawkins, Corolyn Holub, Aja Brooks and Lacy Hill.
Judges were good sports too. From left, teacher David Smiley, assistant principal Nick Reeves and Rockdale Historical Society volunteer Pat Watson. EX ER CISE Judges were good sports too. From left, teacher David Smiley, assistant principal Nick Reeves and Rockdale Historical Society volunteer Pat Watson. EX ER CISE


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