Christmas shopping over and there were only a few things to do except to catch up with my readings (Rich People Problems, light and funny) and browse the internet. This week, staying home to avoid traffic, I chanced upon the old Tonight Show interview with Janelle Commissiong, the former Miss Universe. I remember watching it live when it was shown (Well, the TV company called it live but there were long commercial interruptions it couldn’t have possibly been live. At least today, with real time voting, television companies cannot delay live shows where voting occurs without incurring audience ire) and remember I was ecstatic when she won, knowing she was the first black woman to win the contest.
The Tonight show interview shows why she won in a way that the live coverage could not possibly show. But this was one thing Rachel Peters could have watched as part of her training. To be fair, Janelle was just so beautiful, and a less intelligent answer would still have won for her the grand prize anyway.
I’ll let the interview speak for itself.
In the interview she was incredibly relaxed and composed, self assured, confident and poised without looking cocky (unlike Adriana) and she was indeed exceptionally articulate. I think that’s who she is.
Today, however, one could acquire these skills with what experts call “overtraining” – training in such a repetitious way it becomes second nature. Pia admitted she spent months, even years of hard work to reach this level, but I don’t think Rachel had reached this level of confidence, though to be fair, there’s no doubt she trained hard too.
I said in an earlier article on the subject that Rachel must have been caught off-balance when she did not make the top four of her group, Africa and Asia Pacific, but she’d made it to the top 16 anyway, and from that, she was plainly a favorite of the IMG people. The new rules were’t announced till the week before the actual show so the girls couldn’t have prepared for it.
Nonetheless, a well prepared, overtrained woman could have just brushed that aside and regained her confidence, focus on the prize.. Like Pia, she could have fought even harder to prove the preliminary judging wrong.
It was clear Rachel was a favorite of the organizers and could have built something around this fact. Even then, as I said, her finish was great in an outstanding field, where someone, Miss South Africa was an Aishwaria Rai-like stand out. Remember that the Philippines was virtually shut out of the semi finals through most of the 2000s. A top 16 finish is a great finish. A top 10 finish should make us really proud.
Was it an exercise in futility if you have someone the level of Aish Rai in the competition? No. I think Rachel or other candidates, like Miss. Thailand, could have been competitive. Remember Susmita defeated Aiswarya in the 1993 Miss India Competition where everyone predicted a hands down victory for the world’s most beautiful woman.
Back to Janelle. Miss Universe is all about beauty and great personality and the interview below shows why Janelle won.
This is the yardstick upon which all contenders should strive for:
James, Jay R and Jiro(Kirk) and Jojo: The BIG, big ones
It was only when I began writing this part that I realized that the biggest guys’ names (BIG where IT matters) started with a “J.” (Joko, too, in fact, that makes four).
Having had all of them as recent as the past two months, I couldn’t decide who’s the biggest – who feels the biggest.
In terms of actual measurements James, Jay R and Jiro (Kirk) and Jojo are the biggest. Jiro, of all of them smells great, looks like he smells great and is great. His tool is simply huge and flawless, great both for the olfactory and visual senses.
In terms of actual “feel” and experience, Jay-R, Jiro and Joko are tops and feel bigger because they’re simply so good, and incredibly skilled. (Big is a relative term here because they’re all really BIG – several notches above everyone else)
L to R (Jay-R, Jiro (Kirk), Joko and James
Jay R, Jiro and Joko are a whirlwinds. They’re ramrods. They ram, push, shove, circle, hit untiringly until you’re exhilarated, tired, & traumatized but happy. They’re real experts. They’re in that rarified level of performance that always guarantees satisfaction and could hardly walk, like after taking a long unforgettable giant roller coaster ride. You’re giddy. More importantly, the session with these guys is such an incredible experience the incredible feeling lingers for days.
James carries a monster and hits the roof always. Jiro has the best looking, most flawless looking tool – malayo pa lang, it seems to smell so good na, and except for some tattoos, Jiro, as I mentioned, is flawless.
All these “bigs” have their merits: James, Jiro, Joko and Jay-R
An exceptionally huge one of record proportions can be a big bother too: https://nypost.com/2017/12/21/man-with-1-5-foot-long-member-claims-work-is-hard-to-come-by/?utm_campaign=iosapp&utm_source=facebook_app
Readings for the Holidays:
Rich People Problems (light, funny)
Paris in the Present Tense (Mark Helprin)
Eat What You Watch (You like movies and good food? This is for you) This mad me watch Babette’s Feast and Like Water for Chocolate again
The Golden House (Salman Rushdie, the guy who should have won the Nobel already)
and, again, of course: