Now for the really
important news: Rachel Smith
, Miss USA, was booed yesterday by the Mexican crowd at the the Miss Universe competition, where she finished fifth. Smith slipped and fell on the runway, recovering with remarkable grace (video here
), but there are reports
that the crowd's rudeness was inspired by a "an illegal immigrant backlash"
. Apparently amnesty is not enough
Rachel Smith was born in Panama and is described on the official Miss USA site as "biracial". She is a lovely-looking girl, but I can't help brooding about why my own niece was told by New York modeling agencies recently that there is no longer any demand for six-foot, blue-eyed blondes.