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Friday, January 27, 2012

Y3W: Miss Ghetto America

A couple Friday's ago I mentioned Miss Ghetto America. It's something I've done with my family/friends for the past 5 years. If you missed that post, you can find it here. For those that don't feel like back tracking we get together the night Miss America is on and have our own competition.  We select the different states (like a fantasy football sort of thing) and we stay in the competition based on how our "girls" perform. Whoever has the state that was the real Miss America, wins Miss Ghetto America. And yes we have a real crown...this is serious people!!

Originally it was just required to wear sweats and be comfy. As the years have passed, the rule still stands to be comfy, but we've had a couple different "uniforms". One year it was an embroidered t-shirt, the next year we made our own ghetto fabulous shirts, and this year, the uniform was the Forever Lazy.  Not a good look if you are concerned about your figure in pictures because those things make anyone look about 500 lbs!!

2 of the past winners...me and Kim

The other 2 past winners...Kelly & Kaye
The contestants laid out for our draft
The junk food feast, which is calorie free for the night!!
And the perfect drink of the night:
Or Sparkling Grape Juice for those who are pregnant...
 And what the night is all about...
Taking home the crown!!
The night usually starts off with Jello Shots because who doesn't love those?!

(Aimee your welcome for leaving yours out...I don't want payback for your face!)

There's always rules you have to listen to. These rules can change at any time, though it's never helped me win!
Kaye giving me dirty looks when she's supposed to be listening!
Kelly listening very closely to the rules
After feasting on some junk food and having lots of good smack talk, it's time to get down to business and get our local titles and tiaras!
Little Miss America
Miss Prison Guard Princess
Miss Moonshine Mama
Miss Can't Fold 'Em Milford
Miss Morning Sickness Mama working that Forever Lazy!
Miss Iphone Addict, not facing the camera!
 Then it's time for press photos of all the contestants together...
And don't forget the backs with our ghetto nicknames! Excuse the extremely large looking asses...like I said the Forever Lazy is comfy, not flattering!
Da Candi Shoppe, Lil' Mama, Pookie D, Glammie Grammie, and The Shiz
Now that eating and getting our titles is over, it's time for the draft! This is a very stressful time! Everyone used to get their own time at the table and now people are all kinds of hovering trying to get in your head so you won't pick one they want.  And don't dare say, "I want Miss ____" because surely it will be snatched up quick!!
The Shiz got first round draft pick this year...didn't help her much though!
The draft is complete and these are my girls that can win me the crown!!
This is still when I was positive I was winning!

Finally, the show starts and the competition is on! At this point there is all kinds of smack talk going on and making fun of each others girls.  They immediately cut the girls down to 15 and we start our top 15 board...
So I only have 3 chances to take the darn crown...that's better than Candi's one!
Lil' Mama won the Top 15 prize! Woot! Woot!
And then it's cut some more...
Top 10 Board, we're all still in!
These 2 ladies are my only hope!
And down to 5...this year we each had one girl left in the Top 5, that's never happened before!

When the current Miss America takes her final walk, our current Miss Ghetto America does the same.  She uses this time to thank the little people, make threats, whatever works.  Glammie Grammy took her title very seriously and decided to write a farewell speech. If I didn't know any better I would swear that I saw tears!

And now...the big moment has arrived...

4th Runner Up and the Cool Whip Loser crown goes to...Lil' Mama
Pure devastation!
Rocking the loser crown
3rd Runner Up goes to...Da Candi Shoppe...
And it's down to the final 3...
It's getting intense!
2nd Runner Up...The Shiz...oh man!!!
So sad!
And the winner is...
Damn it!!!!!! Glammie Grammie beat me!
Being crowned Miss Ghetto America 2012
And Miss Ghetto America always gets her shirt with our slogan...

Hanging out in the loser's lounge...

This pretty much sums up the whole night...good food, great memories, and LOTS of laughter!!

I love this night! And Kaye, I hope you enjoy that crown while it lasts because it's coming back home with me next year!!!

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