October 5th, 2010 by admin
The Miss Florida Teen USA pageant concluded on Sunday. Congratulations to Mikyle Crockett, representing Jacksonville, who won the crown. ARFF had a strong presence outside the pageant, with our own “contestants” dressed in bloodied fur coats. See photos from ARFF’s protest here.
Again this year Miss Florida USA/Miss Florida Teen USA stubbornly refused to cut ties with the cruel fur industry (contestants modeled fur coats during the pageants), but 2010 has not been a good year for pageant organizers. Earlier this year, the City of Hollywood ended its sponsorship of the pageant after 9 years. The pageant has said that 2010 might be the last year that the pageant is held in South Florida.
As the pageant searches for a new home, we hope that it will consider this an opportunity to make a fresh start– without the sponsorship of the Fur Information Council of America. If not, ARFF promises to follow them to their new home.