Well, it took me 54 years to witness my first wet T-shirt contest and my friend Donna and I agreed it was nowhere near as skanky as I imagined those things to be. It was held in a parking lot of one of the casinos, so being in an open space like that, they had to have some controls. Like the contestants had to wear pasties, so you couldn't really see anything through their shirts, anyway, as they pranced about on stage.
One of the contestants was gorgeous and the rest ranged from attractive to, um, not so much. Despite the fact that Ms. Gorgeous had a bubbly personality and even did a split on stage, she only came in second. The winner was a good looking woman whom the announcer made sure we all knew was 42 years old. Forty-two years old!!! He made it sound like she was ancient. The winner was determined by the round of applause, and the crowd clearly dug the fact that she was age of GILF not MILF, so she strutted off with first place and a couple of hundred dollars.
I thought that was cool. Now, there was another woman in the contest who was 53, but... not to sound like an a-hole... but she wasn't a "Linda Lou 53," if you know what I mean, and the crowd didn't give her quite as warm a reception. And there were some women on that stage whose time really, really would have been better spent somewhere else (like in a library or gym, or even at the dentist). All in all, though, there was an vibe of good fun, and like I said, the overall skank factor was low.
Afterward we headed over to the lot where my hot friend Adrian was selling beer.
Donna and I watched her with
So is it wrong to earn money from wet T-shirt and other contests, or get crazy tips simply because of the way you look? Is that degrading to women?
I say, HELL, NO!!!*
Hey, if you've got it, flaunt it. Make the most of it. Earn money from it. Enter every contest you can. It's almost cliche, but there really are "dancers" who use their earnings to pay for tuition or otherwise better their lives. Nothing wrong with it, in my opinion. (Let me make it clear that I'm talking about emotionally healthy, non-abused adult women who participant by their own free will.)
So why the asterisk *? Okay, this is where I get picky-picky. I think it's okay to use your looks as a means to an end, but you have to have something else going on. Real beauty comes from the inside out, and that's the type that never fades. If all you have is good looks, the day will come where you'll be crying in the beer you didn't sell. Adrian did some of the contests down in Laughlin this year, but according to her Facebook page, that's the end of it. Next stop: nursing school.