In case you missed it, Miss Michigan took home the Miss America title over the weekend in Las Vegas.
Yes, as in beauty pageants.
The winner was 19 year-old Kirsten Haglund of Farmington Hills and it ended a 20 year title drought since Miss Michigan last claimed the crown.
Twenty loooong years since Miss Michigan reigned victorious.
In fact, it got so bad in the past two decades as Michigan constantly lost before grabbing the brass
From their choice of bad show tunes for the talent competition to outdated one-piece bathing suits in the bikini competitions, it seemed the pageant game had passed Michigan and its northern neighbors by.
As Miss Michigan's winning bikini photos here show, Michigan has stormed its way into the 21st century pageant world.
Sure, as is typical for Michigan beauty pageant fans, some will complain that the state representative should have gone to the smokin' hot black two piece sooner. That recruiting drop dead gorgeous blondes with perfect legs and a killer smile instead of brunettes who were smart and could play the tuba should have been done 10 pageants ago.
But what's done is done. The past is the past. And with a new found confidence that comes from victory, Michigan is already looking ahead. To 2009. With whispers of "repeat" already echoing from coast to coast - from the coast of Lake Michigan to the coast of Lake Erie.
In a related story, Detroit Free Press columnist Drew Sharp is said to be working on a column criticizing Haglund and her victory simply because the thought of Michigan winning a national title in anything makes him break out in hives and must be condemned.