Miss Universe was Hugely Popular on TV, and I Know Why

A few seconds before Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe by the outgoing Gabriel Isler as seeing on stage (LEFT) and on TV.

A few seconds before Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe by the outgoing Miss Universe Gabriel Isler as seeing live on stage (Left, boring) and on TV (right, hot) with the proper backlight.

Miss Universe, that annual parade of young, pretty -and pretty shallow- women, which for some reason continues to be very popular, took place last night in Florida, making some ratings history for NBC and it’s Spanish-language network Telemundo, which aired the pageant in English and Spanish, respectively.

While NBC reported the 63rd Annual Miss Universe averaged 7.6 million viewers over three hours, Telemundo said 4.7 million people tuned in to watch the broadcast in Spanish.

Both figures are indeed impressive, but easy to understand when you consider how much sexier the whole thing is on television than watching it live from a local university in Florida –which by the way might be the closest any of these señoritas will ever get to a higher education institution.

H/t: @aqwack

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One Response to Miss Universe was Hugely Popular on TV, and I Know Why

  1. DonAlbertoDoyle says:

    Weirdly, I was at a household in Columbine last week and I watched some of this disaster. If there’s any upside take-away, it’s that Latinas made up about 60 percent of the finalists, and that except for Australia and New Zealand (anjd maybe a few ex-Yugoslave republics), there were no blondes; I mean, the UK, the US, Austria, Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Canada, were all putting out dark-haired dark-haired women with ethnic surnames.

    Or wait,……maybe it’s a BAD thing that Bimbo-ism has gone non-blonde.

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