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OK so the thread title is just a joke about the typical beauty queen response in Q&A, but I thought this story might make a few of you chuckle. And AHOTD is short for Air Head of the Day. Maybe this is an early April Fool's joke news story or something.


Miss Universe Describes Gitmo Tour as 'Fun' and 'Relaxing'


Tuesday , March 31, 2009


Reigning Miss Universe Dayana Mendoza caused more than a few jaws to drop when she described her recent tour of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as "a lot of fun" and a "relaxing, calm, beautiful place," Reuters reported Tuesday.


The Venezuelan 22-year-old visited the U.S. naval facility, where approximately 240 detainees are held, from March 20-25 with Miss USA Crystle Stewart, 27.


After her USO-organized tour of the prison camp for foreign terrorists, Dayana wrote in a blog entry posted on the Miss Universe Web site that she had an "incredible experience."


"It was a loooot of fun!" Mendoza wrote of her time at the camp, a prison surrounded by barbed-wire fence and minefields. She wrote that she went to a bar on the naval base and visited the "unbelievable" beach, Reuters reported.


President Obama set a one-year deadline for shutting the prison, which has been embroiled in accusations of torture and prisoner abuse.


"We visited the Detainees camps and we saw the jails, where they shower, how the(y) recreate themselves with movies, classes of art, books. It was very interesting," Mendoza wrote of Gitmo. "I didn't want to leave, it was such a relaxing place, so calm and beautiful."


The USO had billed Mendoza's and Stewart's trip as a deployment to Guantanamo where they would boost U.S. troops' morale.

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Been there, it is neither relaxing or beautiful. Cuba is but Gitmo is not. What a stereotypical beauty pageant chick.


I beg to differ my friend, I spent four years there, and if you know the right places to go, it is a very nice place. The Cayman trench wall runs within 75 yards of the cliffs near the entrance. You can enter the water at about 30 feet, swim about 5 minutes and dive a wall that goes from 75 feet to 6000, all the time in 80 degree water with 150 to 200 feet of visablity. I lived off of langusta (spiny lobster) as our take was 10 per person per day. I had a built jeep while I was there and did some of the most fantastic hill climbing you can imagine. It rivals Moab. I guess it is what you make of it. Not to mention feeding 10 plus foot iguanas on the beach. :cool:

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