On Jan. 22, 2010 all the 53 Miss America contestants sought to depart from the anxiety of the tantalizing competition. The Venetian, a resort, hotel, and casino, smelling the embers of competition, offered a stunning solution: the ladies were channeled down the Grand Canal in gondolas and serenaded with a Venetian aria. America’s most treasured sultanas glided through the virile Venetian streetscapes – beneath bridges, beside cafes, and under balconies. The Venetian, gondola tour concluded by carrying the contestants to a bridge in Saint Mark’s Square where a reception of sumptuous desserts awaited.
The Miss America Pageant
During a time when the role of women was changing from notions of fragility and delicacy to vigor and independence, Margaret Gorman in 1921 stood as the paradigm of her time and became the first Miss America. Ever since that year, the Miss America pageant has continued, and although the Apollonian is what mostly holds its’ audience, the pageant’s causatum is an affirming symbol of our modern days’ female archetype.
The competition is not only a parade of extreme beauty, smiles, and curls, but a production showcasing adroit talent, intelligence, and elegance. Accordingly, the winner allegorically signifies the exemplar female of our modern day.
The Miss America Pageant of 2010 will take place January 30, 2010, at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. It will broadcast live on TLC. www.missamerica.org
The Venetian Hotel
The Venetian, a resort, hotel, and casino, is the quintessence of elegance and world-class gaming. Their supreme statute of servitude stems from their charming Venetian style, elegant accommodations, world-renowned casinos, and 21 of Las Vegas’ best causal and fine dining restaurants.
Moreover, The Venetian hosts the absolute best performances in all of Las Vegas. In February, The Venetian will continue to showcase The Phantom of the Opera, rated the #1 show in all of Las Vegas by the Las Vegas Review Journal. The spectacular has been playing for four years and continues to thrill its’ audience.
The Toronto Star stated that “even if you think you’ve seen the The Phantom of the Opera before, believe me, you’ve never seen it like this.” The Chicago Tribune affirmed that “there’s no longer any reason to see this show anywhere else.” Surely, it must have something going for it.
The fact that it was The Venetian who sailed the beautiful ladies of America around its’ canals is not surprising. Only the finest hotel in all of Las Vegas, and the world, standing as majestic and dignified as The Ventian is worthy of such an honor. www.venetian.com
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Written by Jessica Beavers