Here’s a strange story out of Russia. The Russian pageant coordinators held an Internet vote to choose the Russia entrant for the Miss Universe contest. Internet votes being as they are, several groups (including anti-globalisationists such as stopbarbie.org.ru) hijacked the vote and elected a normal-looking woman:
With her generous form Alyona Pisklova is an unlikely poster girl for Russia, a country which prides itself on its rather skeletal Slavic body. But she became the runaway favourite to enter the Miss Universe contest when it was decided to drop the traditional selection jury and rely on internet voting.
Apparently she was 5’2″ and 130lbs. Yet, there’s a final twist that reeks of conspiracy. It turns out that Ms. Pisklova is only 15, too young to participate in the pageant. I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that this is just spin from the pageant organizers, who have quickly come to understand the shortcomings of Internet voting. Weren’t they paying attention to the Internet vote on gay marriage that that right-wing site hosted that got hijacked by the gay agenda?