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Some Pageants Don’t Pay

May 5th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

As a former Miss Little Saigon USA 2000 pageant mega-loser, I feel I can speak with some expertise on the matter of beauty pageants for Vietnamesers, staged in Orange County.

My god, how it pains me to admit publicly that I speak on this subject from a place of experience. But I do–and my experience (Listen, I swear this is not sour grapes talking) was just plain sketchy: backstage cheating, suspicious fraternization between contestants and judges, dubious scoring techniques, the works.

I would never contest that these contests are fair. But I must say, when I learned that last year’s Miss Vietnam USA (a different pageant, I think?) just waged a lawsuit against the organizers for allegedly flaking on her $10,000 cash prize and defaulting on the payments for her prize Mercedes, I immediately sided with her. I also thought:

Damn. These pageants way more fucked-up than I imagined.

And those, my friends, are two sentences I never thought I would hear myself, uh, think.

[Softpedia: Miss Vietnam USA Sues Pageant for Withholding Payment]

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Thanks, G Scott! Uh–do better, TMZ.

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Call for Entries: San Diego Asian American Film Festival

March 31st, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

DISGRASIAN will be LiveBlogging from the 10th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival this October–they’re seeking the best in Asian/Asian-American cinema, and lawd knows we Asians love to be the best–so we’d be psyched to see your film there.

More importantly: there’s a CASH MUNNY prize for the Jury winner. What better reason to enter? Woot!

The entry deadline is in a month. Here’s the info:

Early Deadline: April 30, 2009 ($25 fee)

Late Deadline: June 10, 2009 ($40 fee)

Rules, entry forms, and festival info are available at www.sdaff.org

And for more info, call 858.565.1264 or connect the way we do: Info@sdaff.org

Thanks, Daniel!

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