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…
Lolo Jones is our Hottie of The Week
Jones has become the new symbol of virginity, health, and beauty. The 29 year old, 100 meter and 60 meter hurdler is a Louisiana State University graduate. In 2009 she shed her clothes for an ESPN Magazine pictorial and followed that with a 2012 interview with HBO Sports, proclaiming her virginity and Christian faith.
The Olympic athlete shares her struggle with staying a virgin and dating to the Des Moines Register saying, “If there’s virgins out there, I’m going to let them know, it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life — harder than training for the Olympics, harder than graduating from college, has been to stay a virgin before marriage.”
Jones’ hard work and candor lets other young women know it is possible to wait to have sex and be proud of the choice.
Lolo Jones is truly a Hot Girl with Etiquette.
Pat Summitt is our Hottie of the Week.
Pat is a hottie because she became a legend, an icon, and a leader before the age of 59. On April 18, 2012 Pat announced she is stepping down from head coach of the University of Tennessee women’s basketball team, due to an early onset of Alzheimer’s.
Before relinquishing her throne of 38 years, she lead the Lady Vols to 1,098 victories and eight national championship. Pat changed the image of women’s basketball and showed the importance of Title IX.
Many people believe that being a Hottie is all about being young and fabulous. A Hottie is about being the best you and affecting the lives of everyone that crosses your path in life.
I don’t know a lot about basketball, but I do know when to recognize a woman that changes the world for women every day.
Go Pat for being a Hot Girl with Etiquette!