You've come a long way, Baby!

  • 1998-10-15
  • Rebecca Santana
Estonia, known for its beautiful but reserved women, seems an unlikely place for a beauty contest named after an American soap opera. But Rebecca Santana found the contest, and show, surprisingly popular.In a famous American commercial, a stout Russian woman walks down an ill-lit runway, wearing a concrete gray skirt, shirt and matching kerchief, while bouncing a beach ball in one hand. An unseen announcer, says "Beach Vear!" In the next scene, the same matron, in the same clothes, turns in her beach ball for a long policeman's flashlight that she directs into the audience: "Evening Vear!" ...
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