The woman found best to represent the country in all things beauty, poise, and purpose, was decided on Sunday at the Miss America pageant. While the event had much of the same glitz, glamour, gowns, and tears as all the years before it, there was something very different about what’s become another politicized stage event.
Miss New York, 25-year-old Nia Franklin as crowned as Miss America 2019 and said after her huge win that she is “part of history.” After a nearly 100 year run, the Miss America pageant that Franklin won was the first to have eliminated the controversial swimsuit portion of the pageant. This decision was made after former Fox News anchor and 1989 Miss America winner, Gretchen Carlson, who is also the most outspoken advocate of the #MeToo movement, was named the organization’s new chairman, according to the Washington Post.
While it’s true that Franklin made history at this particular pageant, her co-workers are calling her foul that she should have never been crowned as Miss New York to begin with before going on to compete for the Miss America title. The shock and upset could seem like jealousy to some, but outraged fans are even going as far as to call her a “fraud” who doesn’t deserve the title.
The Daily Mail reports on the outrage and why angry fans claim the organization crowned the wrong woman:
It’s only been a few days since Nia Franklin traded her Miss New York crown for the coveted Miss America title, but there’s already some outrage about her big win.
After learning that the 25-year-old pageant winner is a native of North Carolina and only moved to the Big Apple last year, some New Yorkers are upset that she was allowed to represent the state in the beauty competition.
‘If you are subletting you don’t know the first thing about living in New York,’ Brooklyn hairstylist Jenna Pitocco told the New York Post. ‘If you have only been here for like five minutes, you don’t know s***.’
Twitter user Marcia Lorraine posted: ‘Is Nia Franklin from New York or Winston cause I’m confused….’
A North Carolina radio host didn’t seem fazed that Franklin was representing the Big Apple.
‘Dear New York, you’re welcome. Nia Franklin technically belongs to North Carolina, so we’ll just take credit for molding the new #MissAmerica,’ Ramona Holloway tweeted.
Franklin was born in Winston-Salem and remained in North Carolina through college. She relocated to Brooklyn after receiving the Kenan Fellowship for New York’s Lincoln Center.
She won the Miss New York 2018 title in January.
During the Miss America competition on Sunday, Franklin was quick to show her support for the Big Apple, saying: ‘I have New York grit. As a New Yorker, I understand what it means to work hard’.
The beauty queen reiterated those sentiments during an interview on Monday with the Post. While Franklin understands why some people may be upset she’s not a native New Yorker, the classically trained opera singer said she’s proud to represent the state.
‘Even though I wasn’t born in New York, I feel like I’ve always had grit. Moving to New York right after receiving my master’s degree really solidified the grit that I have,’ she said.
‘People always say the first year in New York is the hardest. I celebrated my (first) anniversary June 26 and I’m really proud of that.’
Franklin moved to Brooklyn in June 2017 and went on to win Miss Five Boroughs before becoming Miss New York.
According to Miss America’s residency rules, contestants must reside, work or attend school in a state for at least six months before they can represent it.
Mallory Hagan, an Alabama native who won Miss America 2013 as Miss New York, said the lax residency rules are designed to help young women who want to expand their horizons and isn’t necessarily about growing up in the state the competitor represents.
‘The rules about residency and work requirements are meant specifically for young women who may go out of state for college or move for a job,’ she said.
Judith Ann Graham, who was Miss New York in 1972, said Franklin rose to the occasion to represent New York in the competition.
‘New York is edgier – and we have the best of pretty much everybody. But it’s not every Miss New York that can step into those shoes. Nia happens to be one of them,’ she said.
Franklin is not the first transplant to represent her new state and since it’s actually within the rules to do so, it sounds like maybe natives proud of their state and roots just don’t feel that she’s earned the right to call herself a real New Yorker yet.
Clooney Claims Trump Says To Fear Muslims & Strong Women, Instantly Regrets It
Since the second that Donald Trump was declared as our next president, liberals have not stopped complaining about the outcome, even after more than a year and a half with him in the White House. The loudest of the shrieking libs are Hollywood celebrities, actor George Clooney being one of the worst.
Clooney is a major advocate for Muslims and Islamic Americans, which is probably why he married one. He’s held his tongue recently, but has just resurfaced in a massive attack on our president that didn’t pan out too well for him.
Breitbart reports the details of Clooney quickly regretting his erroneous claim that Trump says to fear Muslims and strong women:
Nothing was off the table at Variety magazine’s Power of Women luncheon held in Beverly Hills on Friday, almost exactly a year since The New York Times and The New Yorker published accounts from dozens of women alleging sexual misconduct by the once-powerful movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. In his remarks before attendees, actor and immigration activist George Clooney admonished what he called the Trump administration’s culture of fear.
George Clooney, who announced himself to a packed ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons in Beverly Hills as “Amal’s husband,” quickly struck a serious tone, accusing the President Donald Trump of using fear to divide Americans.
“Fear of Muslims. Fear of immigrants. Fear of minorities. Fear of strong women,” George Clooney began. “And because our government needs us to be afraid, the question is, are we really scared of all the things that actually make America great? And if the answer is yes, then we’ll have history to answer to. Because these are the ideas that will define us for generations.”
“After all the jokes, and insults, and reality show frenzy, what will be remembered, what will stand the test of time is holding responsible these wolves in wolves’ clothing,” Clooney continued.
“When you call an entire religion your enemy, you might very well make an enemy out of an entire religion. When you tell a whole race of people that you value them less, you can’t be surprised when they question your values,” the Ocean’s Eleven star added. “When you tell women that coming forward to testify about their abuse is a joke, don’t be shocked when they’re standing on your lawn, laughing on Nov. 7.”
In addition to criticizing the Trump administration, the actor lavished praise on anti-2nd Amendment activist and March for Our Lives leader Emma Gonzalez. “She made us listen to her heart,” he said. “A heart that believes that we as a country can be so much better. A heart that called for adults to act like adults so children don’t have to.”
Gonazelz, wiping away tears, said to the women in her own speech: “You know that you are forces to be reckoned with. You can and have inspired peace and understanding and most importantly right now, you can inspire your audience to vote. Now more than ever, women need to continue to rise up.”
In a commanding 15-minute speech, actress Natalie Portman addressed the underrepresented women in all industries and laid out guidelines to incite change, such as donating to Time’s Up, opting against depicting violence against women in films, and hiring women for positions they’re not typically considered for. She was being recognized for her humanitarian efforts in co-founding Time’s Up, a legal defense fund that was created following the rise of the #MeToo movement to address and combat inequality in the workplace.
“Be embarrassed if everyone in your workplace looks like you,” Portman said.
Portman said Weinstein is “still free” because “our culture protects the perpetrators of sexual violence, not its victims.” She added that the Time’s Up defense fund has served more than 3,500 people from “workers at McDonald’s to prison guards to military personnel to women in our own industry who have faced gender-based harassment, coercion and assault.”
The event, presented by Lifetime, with sponsors such as Audi, Morocco Oil, and The Venetian Resort, honored Tiffany Haddish, who spoke about the non-profit The Unusual Suspects Theatre Company and Participant Media CEO David Linde for helping to make female-focused films from Roma to RBG.
Transgender Steamrolls Biological Women to Win World Cycling Championship
Dear Women, how do you like your world now? This is just another great thing brought to us from political correctness. Look at what the democrats have done to this world.
This is absolutely ridiculous and a affront to women and women’s sports.
From Louder With Crowder:
One of the up-and-coming trends on the left is trannies getting a stranglehold on sports. Gender-bending guys beating the bejeezus out of ladies in MMA. Transitioning girls on the juice competing against girls not on ‘roids. All in a days work for loopy lefties.
Now, there’s guys lapping the ladies in world championship bike races:
A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won a women’s world championship cycling event on Sunday.
Rachel McKinnon, a professor at the College of Charleston, won the women’s 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles.
McKinnon celebrated the victory on Twitter, writing: “First transgender woman world champion…ever.”
“We cannot have a woman legally recognized as a trans woman in society, and not be recognized that way in sports,” McKinnon told USA Today.
“Focusing on performance advantage is largely irrelevant because this is a rights issue. We shouldn’t be worried about trans people taking over the Olympics. We should be worried about their fairness and human rights instead.”
In other words, screw biology. Let’s make all our decisions based on feels instead.
There’s a reason why we have divisions and weight classes in sports. Otherwise, 250-pound ex-cons named Butch would be getting into the octagon with 5’4” soccer moms who “thought this would be fun.” Divisions and weight classes are there to make sure nobody has an unfair advantage. Like a guy in lady clothes steamrolling over biologically inferior females on a bicycle.
Yep, we have to completely ignore the bulge in “her” tights and herald her as the peak of female athleticism. Because “rights.” The real women who gave it their all and pedaled their keisters off will just have to deal with it. Pathetic.
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