Float-Crashing Beauty Queen Did It for the Story


Yesterday, the Post reported that Miss New York, Davina Reeves, climbed onto Miss USA's Thanksgiving Day Parade float uninvited. Was it a desperate and obvious bid for celebrity? Yes. Today, Davina Reeves, on the cover of the New York Post, confirms that she did it for attention. But perhaps we did not give her enough credit: She also did it 'cause she's got moxie; she did it for the glory she'd receive in the twilight of her reign as Miss New York. She explained:

"It's the biggest parade in the world, and my sister and I were like, 'Hey, this is my last weekend as Miss New York — let's go out with a bang.' At first, it was just fantastic, but then there was this woman who said, 'Miss New York, I need you to leave. I don't care how you leave, just go.' We had a blast. This title is about growing, about being courageous and fearless. That's what life's about."

Ah, sometimes it takes a beauty queen to remind you what life's all about: clawing at someone else's success, publicly and illegally, until you're removed from the parade by security. True New Yorker, this one.

Why Miss New York crashed Miss USA's Macy's Parade float [NYP]