We've reached the final day of pageantry, and the Hoovers have reached their destination! Look as Steve Carell and Toni Collette bail out of that van, throwing the sliding door to the ground! And is that a tiny little Paul Dano in the backseat?
Unfortunately, I've drained all my pop-culture pageant knowledge on the first two. I really am fresh out of information on fake pageants... So let's turn to the real one. Tonight the Miss NH program will be crowning its new Miss NH, in a show that revisits the events from the previous nights. Right away, they'll announce the top twelve (of the total twenty-eight) contestants, who will then present their evening gowns, and from that alone the Top Ten will be selected. The Top Ten will present their talents and swimsuits, and based on all tonight's events we'll have a Top Five. And then, finally, from the Top Five, they deliver a ranking that culminates in the announcement of a new Miss NH, who will represent the state in Atlantic City at the Miss America pageant this fall!
And now you know more than you ever imagined you would need to about the Miss America pageant system! "But Evan," you say, "Reading about it is all well and good, we want to SEE it!"
Readers, you are in luck: New England news source WMUR is livestreaming the event tonight starting at 6:00! And, as I have for the past two nights, I'll be live-tweeting for your enjoyment. Though the good natured tweets of the past two nights may turn a little more competitive...
So enjoy if you'd like, but even if you're not watching, send good vibes Sarah's way. She's in the market for a new hat, and a tiara will do just fine.
"Whatever happens, you tried to do something on your own, which is more than most people ever do. I include myself in that category. You took a big chance, it took guts, and I'm proud of you." - Alan Arkin as Grandpa in Little Miss Sunshine