|2016 Political Beauty Contest Winner|
I picked Larassa Siegel Lara with great thought, not basing it just on her exceptional beauty. I watched this video and I was impressed with her intellect and poise. I met her briefly at County Commissioner Xavier Suarez's fundraising gala and remember she was well appointed dress-wise - very elegant in a demure way.
Councilwoman Larissa Siegel Lara (can't see video? Find it here)
So I (ME) dub Councilwoman Larissa Siegel Lara the winner of The Eye on Miami 2016 Beauty Contest.
Links to contests in the past...
2011 Winner was Kirsten Jacobs
2009 Winner was Oscar Braynon
2009 Broward: Keith London
2010 was an Ethically Challenged Beauty Contest
2008: Marco Rubio was a candidate! Scott Galvin won.
Why we do our political beauty contest?
Eye On Miami's political beauty contest is not a joke. If we were billionaires, we would build a sports stadium; an arena to distract the public.
As the United States has shown, providing entertainments is as important today as two thousand years ago in the Roman empire.
Lacking funds, an online pageant perfectly fits our time and interest as bloggers. We try the serious route to readers' attention but we don't count on it.
Where substance lets us down, digital imagery holds us up. Our goal might be mis-interpreted. We really do care that elected officials should have the knowledge, preparation, and skills to build, fund and implement policies and programs that protect taxpayers. We do care that civilization does not descend back to savagery.
Along that line, when reality intervenes, we pray to Gods. We set our religions and beliefs against each other. When the Gods do not answer, except for silence; what then? Look good. Smart suits and lapel flags, three hundred dollar haircuts and botox, these investments are a small price to maintain the appearance that elected officials really care the next generations have the same opportunities ours have had. - Gimleteye