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Miss Italy Wants To Relive WWII

written by M.E. Evans September 28, 2015

It’s not every day that your husband sends you an article that makes you question whether or not humans should be wiped from the face of the planet. It’s mostly every other day, and especially a few days ago when I read about Alice Sabatini, otherwise known as Miss Italia 2015. I’m worried, guys, that our species is beyond fixing. Sure, we’ve poisoned the planet, destroyed our own ecosystem, and are currently experiencing mass extinction only ever seen before during DINOSAUR TIMES, but I like to think, to hope, that if enough really good people breed (and the assholes stop) we can turn things around.

Now, I’m no so sure. We might be totally doomed, guys.

20/09/2015 Jesolo - Concorso di bellezza Miss Italia - Alice Sabatini Miss Italia 2015

20/09/2015 Jesolo – Concorso di bellezza Miss Italia – Alice Sabatini Miss Italia 2015 (www.agi.it)

If you haven’t heard about Miss WWII, well, you’re in for a real treat. Here’s the story, according to The Chronicle,

“”A Miss Italy contestant has faced ridicule after telling judges she would like to experience World War Two.

When asked which historical period she would most like to live in, 18-year-old Alice Sabatini paused for a moment before replying “1942” – one of the darkest years in Italian history under the Mussolini dictatorship.

Likely a little baffled, a woman on the beauty contest judging panel asked: “1942? During World War Two?”

Sabatini confirmed her choice and said she had read a lot about the period.

“Well… to see really what the Second World War was like, since the books talk about it for page after page. I want to live it.

“In any case I am a woman so I wouldn’t have had to do military service, so I would have been at home with the fear of…” she said, trailing off with a light laugh.””

She wanted to live during WWII guys, cause, ya know, Hitler, Mussolini, assholes galore, why the fuck not? Plus, she has a vagina, so all she’d have to do is, ya know, sit home hungry (food wasn’t exactly plentiful during the war) and wait for her brothers, husband, and childhood friends to be shipped home in body bags. Yay!

English: The image is a depiction of Benito Mu...

English: The image is a depiction of Benito Mussolini from 1917 when he was a soldier of World War I Italiano: Benito Mussolini nel 1917 durante la Prima guerra mondiale (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And here’s what people on Twitter are saying in response to this eighteen-year-old super genius. It’s pretty damn hilarious, I highly suggest all of you to #MissItalia right this minute. It’s glorious.


And if you’re thinking that things couldn’t get any weirder with this pretty lady, later, when asked which Italian historical figure she admired she smiled, proudly, and giggled, “Michael Jordan.”

Clearly, Miss Italia chosen for her amazing intellect and not at all for her impressive brazillian bikini wax. Sigh. Universe, please help us.


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jcamato September 28, 2015 at 4:17 pm

hmmmm, maybe by “historical figure” she meant Michael Jackson. SMH

Mani (A New Life Wandering) September 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

I’m with you. I think we’re doomed.

Michael Sokol September 28, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Not Pretty, ugly in fact.

Kristie Prada September 29, 2015 at 12:51 am

I guess women in the public eye in Italy are not really expected to use their brains. They generally prance around in underwear on a Saturday night show or read the news/sport in an evening dress. I’ve always found it very bizarre. In other countries women fought for years to be seen for more than their physical appearance, in Italy they seem fine about it and yet Italian women are no walkovers!

ilona September 29, 2015 at 2:55 am

*facepalm* my italian friends shook their heads in disbelief and were saying, “capra ignorante”. it left me speechless, and unfortunately she is a very bad example of the young and beautiful. Thank God, we know that these kind of stupid things can come out of the mouth of many young immature people from allover this planet… She is in urgent need of a good PR agent.

Marcello September 29, 2015 at 5:27 am

I’m surprised that this story is receiving more media coverage abroad than in Italy. It would be worth to note that the Miss Italia contest is not exactly very popular in Italy, it airs on a small TV channel and the ratings are usually pretty modest, including those of the last edition:

And for how politically incorrect it might sound, you can obviously find far prettier Italian girls at any fashion models’ agency in Milan. Miss Italia has always been like Miss “This is my very last chance to enter the showbiz”.

M.E. Evans September 29, 2015 at 7:37 am

Marcello, the coverage isn’t very big in the US, but my husband read it in the Repubblica and sent it to me where I found it in a few English papers for my readers. I feel like you can find prettier girls just walking down the street, definitely smarter ones. But that goes for most beauty contests in most countries. Miss America is just as ridiculous. Sigh, I wish the world could move past it. It really doesn’t do much in the way of women’s equality and it’s just embarrassing. And weird. And sad. Mostly sad.

Denise January 2, 2016 at 3:12 am

Because of the negative stigma attached to “beauty” pageants, the US has tried to rebrand their pageants as “scholarship” pageants. Still, I bet most folks still watch for the bikini round, then change the channel. As far as pageants in Italy…. Anyone who has lived in Italy for more than 5 minutes realizes it’s a culture that is stuck at times in the middle ages where women were simply chattle, and their greatest glory was marriage, babies, and home. Take a look at Italian TV, for example, why do you need a scantily-clad model laying suggestively across a mattress to sell, say, a cucumber slicer? Well, that’s what you see. 999 channels, and 998 of them are selling something we don’t need by women we’ll never be nor have.

Again, this is a culture that caters to the male. Look at the desperation of which couples try to have that “male” child. They’ll make 5 girls, never be satisfied, but when the 6th baby is a boy, they’re finally content, the boasting ensues, and the 5 previous girls stand forlornly in a dark corner somewhere while their mother frantically runs around catering to son and “stud” husband. And we wonder why, as the girls spend most of their childhood raising their baby brother and being ignored themselves, they grow up to be cold vipers from the bowels of Hell. But I digress….. Miss Italia is nothing more than a horse and pony show for the masses who beileve their “starlet” is going to do great things for and make Italy finally look good. But it’s entertaining in the sense that you almost want to root for the most unintelligent girl to win just so she has something to talk about in her life other than her last trip to the “parrucchiere.”

Jane September 29, 2015 at 10:34 am

I believe at the current moment, Italian women have it difficult. They are stuck between the old and new world of Italy. Italian women have to play into both worlds to the T. Italian women are expected to stick with VERY traditional values and adapt to the new Italy which include having a career and taking care of the household. Very extreme in my opinion. And yes, Miss Italia 2015 is disgusting on all levels.

Anna September 30, 2015 at 6:13 pm

I read this, and just thought WTF! My husbands gonna over feeds all the family now 70 years after the war, because she went through the famine in italy, and thinks we all need to be eat now because one day we might go through it again! And she told me about the time during the war, when she was in a field by herself and on this hill was a man on a horse, then all of a sudden a fighter plane turned up and started shooting at the man on the horse, she had to lay down on the ground, and didn’t get up for ages until she was sure the plane was gone. Miss Italia is a complete idiot if she thinks she would want to live through that!

Anna September 30, 2015 at 6:14 pm

And I mean really, Italy is full of incredibly beautiful women, with actual intelligence and they chose HER?

Diana October 7, 2015 at 7:41 am

Haha I saw the videos too and my mouth dropped in astonishment. How did the interviewer not crack up then and there?

Now I’m off to waste some time with a #MissItalia search.

Un po' di pepe October 19, 2015 at 11:49 pm

Seriously? I was in Australia for a few weeks so out of touch with news, but really….. this really happened during the pageant-and she still won! Mannaggia! This is scary. I can’t imagine what the other contestants were like!

lensan March 24, 2016 at 11:56 am

haaaa…mannagia guai

Sandrine November 13, 2015 at 4:54 am

She didn’t communicate well, and her thought was very naive. She said she had meant to express admiration for her great grandmother who lived through the war and was still alive, saying: “I would have liked to live through what she had gone through in those years. For better and for worse.”

riccardoravaioli November 17, 2015 at 6:47 am

The whole story was pretty embarrassing and what made things worse was how some journalists systematically picked on her, hoping she would say even more ridiculous things. She’s just 18, guys.
Also, in a beauty contest women or men are judged by their appearance, just like in a math contest they would be judged by their problem-solving skills. Since we don’t require winners of the latter competition to be good looking, we shouldn’t expect beauty pageants to say anything smart (or anything at all) just because… they have to.

On a sidenote, I think it’s stupid to have beauty contests in the first place, but that’s another matter. 😉


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