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    Re: News about Heather Mills

    She's not exactly Miss Congeniality, and if there were a Miss USA Pageant category for fabulous cleavage, Heather Mills would have been passed over for that sash too.

    The former model's overzealous attempt to lift and separate turned heads for all the wrong reasons over the weekend.

    Her plunging green velvet dress revealed her rather uneven bust line as she walked the red carpet in Las Vegas.
    Heather Mills' wonky cleavage scores low marks as she's booed at Miss USA pageant | the Daily Mail


    #1 Miss Congeniality ?


    A) Is it a title for a beauty contest?
    B) Is the person who wins Miss Congeniality is the most beautiful woman in the contest?
    C) Is the contest hold in U.K.?


    #2 lift and separate ? What did the author mean here?

    #3 turn heads = very attractive ? Why did the author say " for the wrong reasons"?

    Thanks in advance.
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    #1 Miss Congeniality was the name of a film, where an undercover policewoman entered a beauty pageant of the same name - and won, as the most congenial contestant (not necessarily the most beautiful, in this case)! I am not aware of an actual contest under the same name, although there could be, as a spin off from the film.

    #2 "lift and separate": There used to be (and possibly still is*) a bra that was specifically designed to "lift and separate" and hence, supposedly, make a woman look more attractive.

    #3 "turn heads": It was supposed to make men look at her (i.e. turn their heads) and think how beautiful she was, but suggests that when they turned their heads they would think: "Hmmmm?"

    *I'm afraid I've been out of the UK for some years now and leave that side of shopping to my dear wife!

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    The designation of most congenial came well before the Sandra Bullock movie

    It would go to the person who was the "nicest" of the contestants, and usually was awarded based on the votes of the other contestants, not a judge. The person who was the most supportive, most encouraging, etc., would win this.

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    To "turn heads" means to cause people to look at you. As a rule, it usually refers to an attractive, well-dressed man or woman. To "turn heads for the wrong reasons" means that people are looking at you not out of admiration but out of disbelief or derision. Simply put, you want crowds to look at you because you're impeccably groomed, not because the back of your dress is accidentally tucked into your pantyhose.


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    Re: News about Heather Mills

    Hi All, thanks a lot for your good answers.


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    Re: News about Heather Mills

    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow402 View Post
    Heather Mills' wonky cleavage scores low marks as she's booed at Miss USA pageant | the Daily Mail


    #1 Miss Congeniality ?


    A) Is it a title for a beauty contest?
    B) Is the person who wins Miss Congeniality is the most beautiful woman in the contest?
    C) Is the contest hold in U.K.?


    #2 lift and separate ? What did the author mean here?

    #3 turn heads = very attractive ? Why did the author say " for the wrong reasons"?

    Thanks in advance.
    The British media do not like Heather Mills and in this it shows

    Basically the piece is saying (a) she is not a nice person, and (b) her mode of dress [a dress with a very low and revealing neck line] was a blatant attempt to attract attention.


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    Anglika, thanks for your comment.

    I learned that from the news too. Ms. Mills has admitted Brits don't like her.

    Clearly not perturbed by the frosty reception, she said: "In England, people don't like me. But I'm going to move to America, Los Angeles hopefully. I love England but everything that has happened makes me realise I'll be better off in the States."


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    Re: News about Heather Mills

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    The British media do not like Heather Mills and in this it shows
    Such apparent glee.

    This only illustrates the scummy nature of this one rag. It's a reeeeeal stretch to call them "media".


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    Re: News about Heather Mills

    Quote Originally Posted by riverkid View Post
    Such apparent glee.

    This only illustrates the scummy nature of this one rag. It's a reeeeeal stretch to call them "media".

    Not by any means the only newspaper to use such terms about the lady.

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    She won't be that well received either, in the US.

    Wait a minute - millions of dollars from an ex (Sir Paul) and living in LA?
    On second thought, she'll fit right in.

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