Earlier this week, we wrote about 22-year-old Kelley Johnson who, as Miss Colorado, was competing for the Miss America crown.
She shocked the beauty pageant world when, instead of singing and dancing in the talent component of the contest, she walked onstage in her nurses uniform and delivered a monologue about her experience with Alzheimers patients.
In her mind, her talent was nursing – and she wanted to share that with the world. It was grounding, touching and unexpected. So far, so brilliant.
Take a look at her speech:
Then this happened.
US talkshow The View criticised her uniform and the stethoscope around her neck.
“She came out in a nurse’s uniform and basically read her emails out loud and shockingly did not win,” said co-host Michelle Collins. “I was like, that’s not a real talent.
“She helps patients with Alzheimer’s, which I know is not funny, but I swear you had to see it.”
Watch The View’s comments below: