Doesn’t cut the mustard

Flipping through the television channels tonight, we came across the broadcast in the United States of the Mrs. World beauty pageant. We stayed around long enough to learn that Mrs. Latvia, Iveta Sinepa, hadnt made it to the 12 semi-finalists.

The 31-year-old Sinepa, along with other contestants, was not making too much news, according to a quick scan of the Web. Except, that is, in India, where the contest was held. The India Times, for example, had a section devoted to the competition where one could learn about all the candidates, including Sinepa. And if you didn’t want to sit through the entire telecast, you could just check the Times of India, which already had the story that Mrs. Israel had won the contest.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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