Went to Vegas to watch the Miss USA telecast at Planet Hollywood. I can say I have now been to a bunch of Miss USA shows and if the truth be told these types of shows bore you to tears. I pretty much new that North Carolina had it from the beginning and California would take runner up. I’ve been watching these for over 10 years now and no matter how much the Miss Universe Organization changes up the judging criteria it still comes down to a “horse” race… The prettiest girl, that can walk with grace and can answer questions without sounding like an idiot…remember “The Iraq”.
This year we had some of that with Arizona answering a non-question but for the most part it went well. Really in my opinion the best part of the weekend are the parties before and after the Miss USA. It’s the perfect networking opportunity and you also get to see and speak to friends you haven’t seen in a little while. I love seeing Lee and Kim Greenwood. For anyone who has been living in a cave, Lee Greenwood had a huge hit with “God Bless the USA” and still tops the charts as the most patriotic song even over “God Bless America”. I don’t get to see Lee that much but it is always a great honor to call him my friend and see him when I can. I still get goosebumps when I listen to “God Bless the USA” and to know my friend sung that song. Here’s his 1985 performance at the Country Music Awards:
Lee’s wife Kim, is the Executive Director of Miss USA Tennessee and Georgia and looks as amazing as she did when she took the Miss USA stage in 1989 representing the great state of Tennessee. It’s always awesome to see that real beauty stays with you forever and Kim is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I know it sounds so friggin’ cliche’ but she is.
It was so funny because I wanted to get a photo with them and just before I went over to talk to them my camera battery died when I was taking pictures with Donald Trump. So I’ll have to wait until I go visit them in Nashville to get a photo…but here is Kim in all her beauty and Lee singing “God Bless the USA”. Stop by tomorrow for some more shenanigans from my Vegas weekend.