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The San Francisco Chronicle Covers the Heck Out of Miss Universe Australia 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

How many photos do you think our San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate (San Francisco’s Online Newspaper) recently devoted to the topic of Miss Universe Australia 2010? Well, take a look here at 21(!)  high heels ‘n bikini-type shots.

Here’s the bulk of the copy:

“The 30 women were judged across three sections: evening-wear, question-and-answer and, of course, swimwear.”

Swimwear, “of course!” Of 19 action verbs in the captions, “parade(s)” led the pack – it was used 17 times. Throw in a “poses” and a “strikes a pose” and then all’s that left to do is wait for the Pulitzer Committee to call with instructions for the awards ceremony.

Let’s round things out and give you an even two dozen. The mise-en-scene, down under:

Oh no, high voltage electronics and hot tubs don’t mix, ladies:

And plunging necklines, as expected, sort of:

What should we expect next – 75 shots from Miss Universe Upper Volta 2010? Something like that.

What has SFGate become, the Huffington Post?