Miss Florida USA Candidate Treated by Paramedics

On July 18, 2012 by Kennethrobinson

In shock news a Miss Florida USA candidate almost fainted the other day during a strenuous rehearsal by the pool.

It fell to the other sweltering starlets to leap to the aid of their overcome comrade. Concerned, they crowded around, pushing photographers aside to get near to the unfortunate candidate. Here they fanned her furiously, with actual fans as well as with their eyelash extensions, until she could be rushed to the safety of an air-conditioned room.

The victim, Ashley Day, better know to you and me as Miss Tampa USA, was too distressed to speak after the incident, but a fellow contestant managed to briefly put what must undoubtedly have been a traumatic experience out of her mind long enough to give a statement to awaiting TV crews.

Fellow entrant Cher Hubsher gave a diagnosis to the eager press pack: “The hot sun is beaming down on us … this could have happened to anybody.”

Another contestant, whose identity could not be verified at this time, also received treatment from concerned paramedics at the Westin Diplomat hotel.

According to Day’s facebook page she is a student at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Nevertheless, beauty pageants can be expensive and she is currently looking for sponsors and donors to help spread the cost of her hairdressing bill. Concerned parties should get in touch.

It is not known at this time whether this medical episode helped her to storm ahead of the field and beat the other 75 contestants to glory. The winner of the converted Miss Florida prize, only perhaps overshadowed by the similar Pulitzer and Nobel contests in terms of prestige, will receive the life-changing opportunity to walk up and down in front of Donald Trump at his Miss USA 2013 pageant.

The incident comes at a difficult time for the beauty pageant sector. A seemingly innocuous event such as this – involving lots of footage of swooning beauties stood around in bikinis, something that has made headlines around the world, and literally just two days before the contest was due to air – is undoubtedly the last thing their press department would have wanted.

Some believe this troubling incident has shaken the pageant industry to its core. It shouldn’t be forgotten that this is an industry still struggling to come to terms with the traumatic events of 2008, when the then Miss East Coast winner broke a nail on her way to the airport.