Friday, May 1, 2009

Simple. Beautiful. Eloquent. Quote of the Day from Miss California Pageant Co-Director Shanna Moakler

The three words that begin the title of this blog posting are the three words that came to mind when I read the words of Shanna Moakler, co-executive director of Miss California USA, speaking about Perez Hilton nemesis and Miss USA runner up Carrie Prejean's breast implants:

“Breast implants in pageants is not a rarity. It’s definitely not taboo. It’s very common. Breast implants today among young women today is very common. I don’t personally have them, but you know — they are.”

She begins her statement by relaying the information, perhaps surprising to some, that beauty pageant contestants often have breast enhancement surgery. By claiming it's "not rare," she in fact implies that it is "common." She further clarifies in her second sentence that it's "definitely not taboo." There is no equivocation in this statement: Not only is it common, but it's accepted. Then, in the third sentence, she states in no uncertain terms that it's not just accepted, not just "not taboo," and not just common, but "very common." And just so there is no confusion on this matter, her next sentence states that this is the case not only for pageant contestants, but for young women in general. Breast implants are common for young women today. By using the word "today" twice in the fourth sentence, she impresses upon everyone the immediacy of her words. This is happening today. It is happening now. And by reviving the word "common," previously seen in the third sentence, she drives home her point that breast implants are common. Let there be no doubt about this: breast implants, among young women today, are common. Pageant contestants are young women. Breast implants are common among pageant contestants.

In her final sentence, she seeks to impress upon everyone the fact that, while breast implants might be "common" among pageant contestants, they are by no means "universal." At least one pageant contestant did not get breast implants. That person is the speaker, Shanna Moakler. By using herself she boldly illustrates her own point. Breast implants are common, but that does not mean everyone gets them.

Shanna Moakler says that breast implants today are not taboo today; they are common- even though she herself does not have them. And I do not know why is cleaning her bathroom in such an outfit. Maybe she's trying to keep her overalls clean.

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