Miss Photogenic by Chris Leavens

By Chris Leavens

These are probably the last of the Chinese New Year photos I'll post this year. This was one of multiple "Miss Photogenic" winners participating in the parade. I have no idea what makes them Miss Photogenics and I'm not sure why all the Miss Photogenics were Asian, but they were.

I was pretty happy with this trio of photos, but I can't choose a favorite. There's something about each one that works. Which one is best in your book? Do they all blow the solar winds? Click below and let your inner judge guide you.


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I'm not sure why all the Miss Photogenics were Asian

What day was this parade on again?

And I like the look on her face in the middle shot the best.

Even though this was a Chinese New Year parade, the Miss Photogenic pageant was not New Year-centric. The contestants and organization just chose to participate in the parade. There were about twenty of them, all Asian. The two feature Miss Photogenics rode in the firetruck while the remainder of their gang walked lead in front of the red behemoth like oxen girded to a wagon with an invisible yoke.

I agree with your assessment of the face on the second photo, but I'm not sure I like the composition as much.

I like the first one. It looks like she's on a train (owned by the fire department, no less) that's pulling out of the station as Ozzy's "Goodbye To Romance" plays stoutly from its premium sound system.

You might be forgiven for thinking that it's chance that it's playing at all, but the truth of it is that it's her favourite song by her favourite rocker, and most of the money she earns as an architectural draftsperson in her tiny village in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region goes towards attending as many shows (or "gigs," some might say) that the Godfather of Metal (the "heavy" variety) puts on as she can.

Also, she probably fell in love with Shaolin Mike, but he had to return to The 'Burgh on some sort of earthy, blue-collar kung-fu related business. They promised they'd write to each other, but they're both busy people, and realistic. So, it's goodbye to romance for them.

It'd be sad if it weren't for the fact that they loved more in the course of one Chinese New Year's festival than most people do during the whole of Ramadan or most of National Secretaries Week.

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