TALK ABOUT TOWN
Your eyes and ears to the Capital City
Ya'll, what's wrong with a Iil' ol' draaawl?
Seeing as how South Carolina provides the world with more beauty queens
than it does peaches, we'd think a little twang in that sugary voice would
be as important as foam and tape in winning a crown.
So we were surprised to hear
that the new Miss S.C. USA, Danielle Corley of Lexington, hired a coach
to lose her "South-emism." Not to worry, defenders of Southern
honor, coach Kathy Cobb isn't trying to make Corley sound like a Kennedy.
"You see these pageants and you can immediately hear the Southern
girls. Sometimes they don't sound very good," said Cobb, who coaches
many would-be queens. "I want them to retain aspects of their Southern
heritage, But they need to sound patrician. Don't sound like you're from
So it's, I'm planning to get my degree in medieval languages, not Ah'm
fixin' t'git a digray in ol' layngwidges 'n'sich. Cobb, who owns Kathryn
Studios and bears a hint of the Southern patrician in her own voice, believes
Corley is on her way to following South Carolina's Lu Parker in taking
the national title.