Civic pride is one thing, but how many Southern belles would want
to spend a year being called Miss Hell Hole?
According to news reports, reigning Miss Hell Hole Carla Renee White
traveled an hour from her home and entered the pageant three years
running before winning the title. A student at Charleston, SC's First
Baptist School, White was crowned at the 30th Annual Hell Hole Swamp
Festival, named for a damp spot in Berkeley County.
That's just the beginning. Towns all across America this summer will
crown queens to promote melons, rhubarb, crustaceans and other obscure
agricultural products that drive local economies. The National Polled
Hereford Show organizes a series of state and national competitions
selecting teen beauties to plug that particular breed of hornless,
In the spirit of self-promotion, a PR king or queen could be the
industry's goodwill ambassador. We advise against the title "Miss