What is your opinion of beauty pageants?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 28, 2005
“I think they are OK if you are into them, but some of the categories are kind of trivial.”
— Michelle Wall, Shawnee Mission North High School sophomore, Piper
“They are fun to watch, because there are beautiful women in them. If they want more respect, they should allow both men and women to compete and select the most talented.”
— Jerry Pauly, robotics engineer, Auburn Hills, Mich.
“I think they are pretty frivolous. Something from a bygone era.”
— John Broers, tool and dye maker, rural Eudora
“I think they are overrated. I don't think you can compare beauty, and besides, they always ask them really stupid questions.”
— Wendy Long, registered nurse, Pittsburg