Queens for a day

mountainx.com – by Alli Marshall

First, there’s the story about the women who have been working for months – nearly half a year – to prepare themselves for a beauty pageant. Daniela Vega, Ivanna Brunnely, Yeraldine Kennedy, Carolina Olivares, Jaqueline del Castillo and Isabella Franco is how they’re known on stage. They practice their walking, makeup, dance routines and talents. They work on their dresses which are so elaborate and heavy that they require a truck to move them to the competition site. And they’ve attracted the attention of film star Andie MacDowell.