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Life may be tough for its full-time residents, but for Miss Universe a day out at the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay was simply "a loooot of fun!"
Venezuelan beauty queen Dayana Mendoza visited the centre and wrote about it on the Miss Universe blog on 27 March.
Her remarks that she "didn't want to leave" the "calm and beautiful" place attracted some scathing reactions.
We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how they recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting."
She goes on to extol the virtues of the water around the bay - "soooo beautiful!" - and ends her entry: "I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful."
Originally posted by MemoryShock
I can't believe she did that...the worst part is probably how confused she is over the reason it is being frowned on...:shk:
Bob Hope & Bing Crosby & Judy Garland were talented & the troops actually glad to see them ok Judy was a substance abuser, but talented none the less. Not only that but everyone knew who they were not just the troops, but literally everyone in the known universe. I on the other hand have not one clue who this young beauty is, nor do I care. Another Pop Tart flavor of the month does not mean intelligence or talent. USO shows were/are great but unfortunately we now live in largely talentless/non-intelligent show biz age. Except for the Rolling Stones(Biased Musician remark).
Originally posted by Hari Seldon
USO tours of military bases and installations are nothing new. Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, etc. Granted Miss Venezuela might not be on par talent-wise with the classic USO performers, but the article states that her visit to Gitmo was part of a goodwill tour.
Oh, I know, the words she said on her blog seem stupid, but she shouldn't be criticized for recalling what she thought were the best parts of her trip; which was helping to boost morale of troops stationed in Guantanamo. The contrast of her comments to the atrocities of Gitmo is without question, of course. However, this just seems like more media fodder for causing controversy and raising advertising dollars, more than anything else.
Give the girl a break, she was just doing her job. That she found the detainee's quarters "interesting" is nothing to hang her over.