Nothing says Miss Congeniality like rioting, am I right?
From the stories you just can't make up section, here's a real whopper. The first round of charges have been filed for the rioting in the wake of the Vancouver Canucks' Stanley Cup loss last summer, and among the 25 people charged is a woman by the name of Sophie LaBoissonniere.
Other than a long and interesting (and I submit nice) name, why would anybody outside of the LaBoissonniere family care? Well, she just happened to be named Miss Congeniality in a beauty pageant. Really.
Here's a little more from the Daily Mail:
She is also accused of being part of a group that broke into the London Drugs store that night, globaltvbc.com reports.
Naturally, this has brought out the cavalry in LaBoissonniere's defense, including Katherine Grefner, director of Miss World Canada.
"She's just an all-around good kid," Grefner told CTV.
I just don't see the need to rush to her, or anybody's defense on this. A lot of people did things they aren't proud of when they were young. Obviously this one might be a little bit more extreme than most, but it happened. Make your apology/pay your price and be done with it
And let us enjoy in the irony of the situation.
Photo: From LaBoissonniere's no-longer existing blog