Sunday, December 30, 2007


Yee Haw! Texas Girl Wins Hannah Montana Contest!

(Oops, Mommy lahd and said Daddy dahd in Eye-Rack.)

UNREAL. A North Texas mother is suspected of making up a tragic story in an essay contest to win a Hannah Montana prize package, NBC 5 reported. I'll bet you a ride on a Longhorn that this Mom has a yellow ribbon on the back of her SUV and maybe even Yosemite Sam mudflaps.
"They only said you needed to write an essay. They didn't say it had to be true." Well that loophole is large enough to drive the official car of Texas (Suburban) through. Nice lesson for her child. Lie to win. Guess her former Governor taught her well.
What a slap in the face to our men and women who have died, are dying right now and will die in the years to come to exploit death for free tickets to a tweeny concert. It's easy to pick on Texas, of course. Had this happened in, say, Rhode Island, a state without Texas' huge personality I'd have had less to go on - but I'd still have pointed out the travesty.


PS, if your kid is on this kids' cheerleading team, watch your back.

12 comments:

Kim Stagliano said...

DallasGirl, I'm waiting. Bring it on! :)

Travis Erwin said...

I'm a Texan and I read about this in our local paper. On a personal note I once won ticket to see Hannah Montana's dad Billy Ray in concert, but I didn't cheat to win. Just called a number and I wouldn't have done that except there was this girl who wanted to see him and ...

That is another story for another day.

And yes we Texans enjoy spinning a good yarn, but at least we do it with style. Least she didn't cheat and corrupt her kid and still lose.

Yeah, yeah they stripped her of her prize but that kid learned something there as well. If you're going to cheat at least research and cover you backside a bit better.

Kim Stagliano said...

Travis! My BIL is a Houstonian - and my sister a TX transplant from New England. She has the Lincoln Navigator to prove it! LOL! Yeah, I'd say Mom is the dodo here. The kid must be mortified. Probably have to get her breast implants at 14 instead of 16 to soothe her soul. ;)
Ya'll come back!

KS

Amy said...

Ok, couple of things here.

#1 - NBC 5 is TV Joe's direct competitor. I'd appreciate it if you would use wfaa.com in your future Texas bashing. We could use the page views. :)

#2 - I think the kid wrote the story, not the mom. But a good mom would at least proof the story first. It's just bad parenting...no matter the geography. Little girls are under tremedous pressure everywhere. I just see what goes on around here. It's insane the pressure to fit in, be cool. Like nothing I've ever seen.

So glad I have boys!!!

Signed, Dallasgirl...still proud...

Kim Stagliano said...

Amy, you got it. WFAA RULES! And girls are really not allowed to be little girls much after age 10 anymore. Even the Hannah Montana shows are so boy crazy and far more mature than "Facts of Life" was when I was a kid. And don't get me started on the clothing! The only advantage we have here is cold weather for half the year. When the principal has to send home several memos, "Please no belly shirts" at the school for kids grades 1-5 you know you're in "Teeny Tartville" regardless of your State. And it's the MOMS who buy the clothes, caving to Tiffy's demands to look just like Tawyna who wants to look like Madison who must look like Taylor and so it goes. Oh how I long for plain Jane! (Wow, I am old.)

www.ramble-on-rose.com said...

popped over from Manic's Site and I just have to say this is sad sad sad!!

My tween girls saw the story on the American News and were shocked someone would do that to win. We must be naive here in OZ.

I have to agree girls are growing up way tooo soon just look at Jaimie Lynn Spears... Oh dear

amanda said...

THAT is a kid?? Thought it was a Bratz doll!! Mind you, she'd probably love that, loking like her role model....Thankfully my girls are demanding long sleeves and track bottoms - all the better for climbing/running...

amanda said...

PS Come on, say it with me, ONLY IN AMERICA

Kim Stagliano said...

Amanda, that pretty child is JonBenet Ramsay, who was found mysteriously murdered in her parents home many years ago on December 26. She was a child beauty queen. Her Mom who was under suspicion was a former Miss Georgia I think. It was a sad story and a brutal murder. Without her makeup JonBenet was just a pretty six year old.

Mom26children said...

Now Kim,
We don't all drive the big SUV's down here. Some of us still have the practical mini-van.
What that mother did was horrible. But, what is also horrible is that we allow people to buy the tickets at regular price and then scalp them for $26,000. That is atrocious.
This, on a budget, mother of 6 would love to take my 2 Hannah fans to the show in Austin...they sold out in 50 minutes....crazy.
Now, when it comes to hair here in Texas, I believe our only rival is Jersey.
Happy New Year,
Jeanette

amanda said...

Sorry, didn't realise who it was. I still stick to my comment about the Bratz doll, she would be a beautiful child if her mum didn't draw all over her face. Wasn't there a thing in the news it was actually a British guy who had killed her?

Kim Stagliano said...

They never solved the mystery. Murdered in her own home. Locked house. No forced entry. Never solved. And her Mom died last year or two ago of cancer. A sad story all around. But yes, we in the Nawth were all fairly appalled at the kiddie beauty pageant thing. We're just not as into it here as women are in the South. Our SAT prep courses are packed with plain faced girls though. (Kapow!)