At least she represents the United States faithfully

Raymond Chen

The MPR show Marketplace (note: MPR, not NPR) had a brief story about the reaction to China being the host of the Miss World pageant. (Last story on the page.)

What I noticed was the comment at timecode 23:50 from Miss World – United States Kim Harlan. (Not to be confused with Miss United States Julie Roberts or Miss America Erika Harold. Confused yet? Slate explains.)

Where was I? Oh right, the actuality. Asked to comment on participating in a beauty pageant in China: [Listen]

I just though everybody would be wearing, little, you know, Asian outfits, but they’re completely normal, just the way we dress, so.

I hope she wasn’t planning to win big in the interview portion of the competition.


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