By the time the top 16 were announced, Princess #1 in particular was getting antsy. Where were the sparkly gowns? Just then the swimsuit competition began. I promised Princess #1 that things were about to get more interesting. One by one the top 16 entered the stage wearing very boring, black bikinis. Princess #1 stared at me rather accusingly, as if it were my personal fault that there was no sparkle to be found.
Just then, Miss Mississippi filled up our TV screen. Wearing, yes, a black bikini. BUT, to the delight of Princess #1, it was adorned with a shocking pink sparkly trim. And just then Princess #1 leapt to her feet and exclaimed, "Now THAT'S more like it! That's what I'm talking about!" Miss Mississippi didn't make it past the swimsuit round, and the title went to the lovely Miss Michigan. But to Princess #1, Miss Mississippi will always be a winner.
I'm telling you, they don't call our planet PINK for nothing. ;)