Can I really say winning is overrated when I once again walked away empty-handed from this year’s New England Emmy awards? It’s the eighth time, I should be used to it by now. But really is anybody shedding a tear? NO not even me, I didn’t even make it to the actual awards ceremony.
In fact, losing isn’t always bad. Here are a few names, do you recognize them?
Fantasia Barrino…winner of American Idol season 3
Kristen Dalton… winner of Miss USA 2009
Britta Stephan … Olympic gold medalist in the women’s 50 freestyle in Beijing, China.
Okay, what about this list of names?
Jennifer Hudson … 6th runner-up American Idol season 3
Carrie Prejean…runner-up Miss USA 2009
Dana Torres…silver medalist women’s 50 freestyle in Beijing, China. (Oh, in case you forgot, Torres lost by 1/100th of a second!)
The first list…the WINNERS. The second list…the LOSERS?
Jennifer Hudson went on to win an academy award. Fantasia played herself in a Lifetime movie.
Carrie Prejean has agents, offers and more publicity than the reigning Miss USA Kristen Dalton could even dream, even though Prejean came under a firestorm of scrutiny for answering a question about same-sex marriage that ultimately cost her the crown. Prejean made lemonade out of those lemons.
Dana Torres, okay… who even knows Britta Stephan? (except maybe her faithful German followers). Dana has brought in thousands in endorsements, with her killer looks and ability. I guess silver is the new gold.
Forget the big moment of winning…it’s where you go after the lights have dimmed.