Last night I went to the Miss World Canada 2005 finals. And, like most people there I went to watch my favorites take to the stage. However, like last year, this year's pageant continued to shock and dismay me.

This year's winner, though beautiful, is vacuous. Her onstage answers gave a glimpse into a sheltered, empty and hollow personality. When in the face of stellar competition I, as well as the entire audience, was shocked when the winner was announced.

A winner standing solo accepting the crown, with no peers rushing towards her, with the audience gasping as opposed to cheering you KNOW something wasn't write.

But, it's always the way. And, at the end of the day you should never put too much value in the collective opinion of 5 strangers.

'nuff said.