Hottie of the Week July 2, 2013
The must see trial of the year is the George Zimmerman second-degree murder trial for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The Zimmerman/Martin murder trial introduced us to out-spoken witness, Miss Rachel Jeantel… My Hottie of the Week.
Jeantel became the star of the trial with her direct attitude, eye-rolls, and perfectly coiffed hair while she stood by her beliefs to find justice for her slain friend. Jeantel is the 19-year-old witness whom was on the phone with Martin during his last moments of his life.
At 18 Jeantel was thrown into a murder case she struggled to avoid so she could cope with the loss of a childhood friend the best way she could. Armed with her personal story and the strength only a strong parental guide could give, she stood her ground for a friend who stood by her side when other class mates poked fun at her. Jeantel also echoed Martin’s other friends and football coach who were interviewed in a March 2013 interview for an Associated Press article by Christine Armario, Trayvon Martin Case: Teens Friends Say He Never Picked a Fight, stating, “Trayvon would never start a fight. That’s retarded, Sir,” snapped back at defense attorney, Don West.
Her strength was challenged when the public attacked her image, speech, and conduct. Jeantel has become the subject of many demeaning tweets, pundits, and hate commentary.
I don’t know if the 19-year-old me could have sat in a witness-box and not cried for my murdered best friend. I don’t know if could share my friends last words to his mother at age 18. I don’t know if I could sit in front of a defense attorney who seemed to enjoy making my friend into a violent beast rather than a scared boy. I don’t know if I could have shown the Jeantel strength.
While other teenagers are running off to the beach and making summer plans with friends, Jeantel is sitting in a court room and fighting to pay respect to a friend she will never talk to again. Jeantel is Hot Girl Etiquette’s Hottie of the Week.
Hottie of the Week April 26, 2013
I know what some of you are saying, He’s NOT a woman. I know. I normally pick an out standing female that has displayed courage and grace for all women to learn from. I know how important it is for us to praise strong women, but I do want to encourage everyone to recognize amazing courage from the opposite sex.
Jason Collins is the first male active professional athlete to share that he is gay. Collins has been living and working amongst men that normally shun his sexual preference and openly express their distaste for homosexuality. Mike Wallace, wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins, tweeted a response to Collins coming out article for Sports Illustrated…
Despite the reaction he may get from teammates or the backlash from fans, he decided to live his truth. Collins slowly built up the strength to face the world as a gay athlete by sharing his lifestyle with his family, his twin brother, and choosing the jersey number 98, to mark the year that Matthew Shepard, a gay student at the University of Wyoming, was killed.
“I wanted to do something that would make a statement, even if I wasn’t really open yet,” Collins said in an interview Tuesday, with The New York Times.
We are excited that Jason Collins is living his truth and leading the path for other young men and professional athletes. Hot Girl Etiquette is honored to make Jason Collins our Hottie this week.
Hottie of the Week November 15, 2012
Meet Courtney Pearson, the first African-American Ole Miss Homecoming Queen.
The 21-year-old English secondary education major, has broken barriers during her senior year in college. Pearson’s win represents tradition change on multiple levels.
Fifty years ago James Meredith was the first African-American to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Throughout the universities many years of integration many black women have been apart of the homecoming court but none have ever worn the crown until now. Becoming homecoming queen at a predominantly white southern school is no easy fight. The challenge of capturing the crown at a southern school was recorded in a 2005 documentary, Bama Girl, a story about a black student’s journey to win homecoming queen at the University of Alabama.
Pearsons race is not the only difference between her and previous winners. Before Pearson the majority of Ole Miss Homecoming Queens have been blonde, size two, and part of a sorority. This 2012 winner is quite the opposite. Pearson is a member of the schools Orientation Leaders Team and has chaired the University Judicial Council. She is also a full figured petite academic, never joining a sorority.
Fifty years ago when James Meredith changed the image of the University it caused riots. Today, Pearsons win only brings joyful cheers and a welcome change.
Congratulations Miss Courtney Pearson
Candy Crowley is our Hottie of the Week.
Who else is on fire this week? Crowley is the first female presidential moderator since 1992.
Besides keeping President Barack Obama and Mitt Romany on topic and fact checking every statement made during the second of three debates, she is the Chief Political Correspondent for CNN and host of the Sunday morning talk show State of the Union with Candy Crowley.
The major impact that Crowley made in women’s history is far beyond moderating the debate. She made a stand about making sure the American people got their questions answered, regardless of what her contract stated.
During an interview with CNN Crowley stated she was not going to sit there and hold a microphone. Crowley said, “So if Alice asks oranges, and someone answers apples, there’s the time to go, ‘But Alice asked oranges? What’s the answer to that?” Or, ‘Well, you say this, but what about that?’” She also told POLITICO, “I’m not a fly on the wall… I’m going to react organically to what’s happening.”
Some women choose to be voiceless in some challenging situations to avoid being labeled a bitch. Crowley took on ABC, the Obama Campaign, and the Romany Campaign and stood up for the people in the town hall meeting debate and all Americans wanting answers during the 2012 presidential race.
Crowley showed all women, young and old, that we have a voice and we demand to be heard…