Last year's Miss Malawi Perth Msiska abandoned her crown to pursue politics. She cited Sarah Palin as her influence. Palin who was herself a beauty pageant in Alaska went on to be the state's governor who was later selected to be John McCain's running mate in the 2008 US Presidential Elections. Though the Republican ticket failed, Palin's political aspirations encouraged many women around the world to reach out for political office. It is believed that the current Malawian President, Bingu wa Mutharika was also inspired by John McCain when he picked Joyce Banda as his running mate. Banda who is the first female Vice-President in the history of Malawi is hoping to represent her political party in the 2013 Malawi Presidential Elections.Read it here.
Hey, if Bambi can claim that an insipid speech in Cairo sparked the Iran revolution, anything goes.