Last night, my insatiable curiosity led to me uncovering an interesting fact. I was curious about who became the new Miss America after Vanessa Williams had to step down in 1984 because of the nude photos in Penthouse. That woman was Suzette Charles from… New Jersey.
Then I remembered in the movie Miss Congeniality (one of my favorite guilty pleasure “girly” movies, along with Legally Blonde), that Miss New Jersey was “Gracie Freebush.” Gracie, played by Sandra Bullock, got her pageant spot because of another pageant contestant being disqualified for having been in a porno movie.
I’m sure this wasn’t a coincidence!