Audrey Bolte, Miss USA Runner-Up, Cites Pretty Woman as "Accurate, Positive" Portrayal of Women

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Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo should thank Audrey Bolte.

The 23-year-old Miss Ohio was the second runner-up at last night's pageant - not a poor showing, but Bolte's title hopes were likely undone by one answer.

She was asked by judge Marilu Henner, "Do you think women are depicted in movies and TV in an accurate and positive way and please give us an example."

Miss Ohio's amazing response:

Audrey Bolte Photo

"I think it depends on the movie. I think there are some movies that depict women in a very positive role and some movies that put them in a little bit more of a negative role, but by the end of the movie they show that woman power that I know we all have."

"Such as the movie Pretty Woman."

"We had a wonderful, beautiful woman, Julia Roberts, and she was having a rough time. But you know what? She came out on top and she didn't let anyone stay in her path."

Yeah. We sort of see Audrey's point about the character's perseverance and strength, but still ... saying a hooker is a positive depiction of women on screen? Ouch.

Roberts' Vivian Ward was a likable woman, but she come out on top when a rich man hired her for sex for a week and then rescued her from a life of prostitution.

Probably not what the judges were looking for.


I think It's a shame that such a professional prepared woman would accept to go out to lunch with a married man. She actually is currently working for "hedgeserve" a company my husband works for too in NYC. Friday afternoon they went out for lunch and shortly after she emailed him thanking him for a fun lunch and thanking him for dealing with her "hungover butt". She suggested they had to meet up again to share more funny stories. I have two kids with my husband of 9 years. Woman like her don't have any shame to enjoy themselves despite putting a family at risk. Affairs start out like this unfortunately.


I agree with Douglas. I'd also like to point out that "Sky Blue", who posted on June 8th, also felt inclined to give us her grammatically incorrect two cents. "...brains is..."?! Come on, people.


what an idiot. May have beauty but the brains is no where around.


Carly or Huffington Post... did you even watch the movie??? You know... the ENDING where she told the rich guy NO - that she wanted her version of her fairy tail, that she was strong enough and was now POSITIVE that she could and would make it, knowing her starting point (going back to school)? Nothing is more positive than INSPIRATION and that is what Pretty Woman portrays. How could any of you say that???? And the judges... you in all of your diversity should've gotten that!!!!!


Who are these writers for Huffington Post? In the article about Audrey Bolte the writer(Free Britanny) wrote,"... she come out on top..." She COME out on top? What about she CAME (tense-English Language). Did your writers attend school,or were they taught on the playground? Clean up OUR English language! Thanks.

@ Douglas

"come out on top" was what Audrey said at the pageant. He is quoting her.