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Miss Virginia Could Get Ears Lowered

TaraWithGrahamRemember one of OS’ first 10 Questions features we did with alum Miss Virginia? Well, if things go well for her, Tara Wheeler will be shaving her head on April 11th.

Wheeler, Penn State Class of 2006, promised to shave her hair if she reaches her goal to raise $500,000 for pediatric cancer as part of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser.

“I’m a little bit nervous,” Wheeler said. “But I’m a healthy 24-year-old woman. I’m not an 8-year-old little girl losing her hair. I don’t have too much to complain about.”

So far, Wheeler has raised 16,000 dollars, but she still has 10 days to collect money. If she is not successful in raising the funds, she will not be allowed to shave her head, due to pageant regulations that surround her duty as Miss Virginia.

“If it were my choice, I would do it regardless,” she said. “The whole shaving-the-head deal is proving that beauty is as beauty does.”

This begs the question, “Why is there a rule against having a shaved head?”

I don’t think there is a good answer to that question, but Ms. Wheeler has as good a reason to shave her head as any:

“It’s about choosing charity over vanity and being selfless,” she said. “It’s just hair. It grows back.”

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