Posts Tagged ‘garbage’

The contestants of Miss England were asked this week to put together an ensemble constructed from trash, along with their evening gown and swimwear. I personally think this is a hilarious addition to the already comical world of beauty pageants. It’s slightly embarrassing and attracting a ton of press, so hats off to the PR department of the show. Apparently, dressing beauty stars up in trash is supposed to encourage the world to recycle? Nope, didn’t work, but I did get a laugh out of it.

The real glory to this story is that you know some of these girls have definitely attended an “anything but clothes party” at least once on their journey to pageant superstardom. Of course, this is purely my speculation, but based off their innate ability to dress like a college student going to a frat party, I would say it’s more than likely. Miss umbrella tutu skirt really turned into a hot little ballerina. So if you didn’t learn anything about recycling, at least you have some new frat star costumes.

-Victoria Troxler

I know firsthand that trash is well, trashy. After all, I am from Staten Island, home of the Fresh Kills landfill. This landfill was so big that it was the second most visible manmade object seen from space. The first is the Great Wall of China (in case you couldn’t put that into perspective). 

Yucky--a nation of seagulls surrounding the Staten Island land fill.

Yucky--a nation of seagulls surrounding the Staten Island land fill.

I would take living next to the Great Wall of China instead of the great wall of garbage any day. The stench filled the pit of my stomach and made me think differently about all the seagulls I saw around the landfill. Yuck.