There was a time (maa' fact I think that time is right about now) when all kinds of shortys were coming out against beauty pageants chirpin' in that they 'exploited' women, 'objectified' women, 'diminished' women, blah, blah, blah. Well after peeping the pre-show glossys of the 2006 Miss Universe contestants, old Ty has to respectfully drop a quote from that wise sage Bugs Bunny who was fond of saying: "Awwwwwwww Shadddddap!"...
In terms of where the world-wide balance of shorty foine-ness has shifted, I'm gonna have to go on record as saying the westside shortys are in the house representin' this year. Miss Brazil, pictured in the opening glossy, is an excellent example of the heat the westsiders are bringing to the pageant, but surely cuties can be found all over the globe as you'll see during your leisure perusal of the glossys over on Yahoo News.
I particularly appreciated Miss Trinidad & Tobago keepin' it real by posing in a pimped out pageant truck courtesy of West Coast Customs, the outfit formerly responsible for pimping rides for MTV.
Once you finish up the glossys you should be more than ready to pull up a chair and a forty and enjoy the real thing live and in color on NBC's pageant broadcast on Sunday, July 23rd. If Miss Finland wins over a westside shorty this year, we'll have to take it to the streets!