Thursday, November 10, 2005

Cross-cultural creepiness

From a story ("Traffic stopper", an interview with former Miss World Diana Hayden) in the Nov 9 issue of Femina:

Femina: What's one of the nicest things you've ever heard about yourself?
Diana Hayden: I met Bill Clinton five years back at the White House. And the most amazing part was that when I met him recently at Lucknow, he remembered me. And his exact words were 'How can a man forget such a beautiful face!' That's the sweetest thing I've ever heard.

I bet Hilary was thrilled to read that.

Also: I know Femina is no bastion of women's empowerment, but why must the nicest thing this woman's ever heard be about her appearance? Sigh.

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