Miss World wants to be a teacher

The new Miss World wants to be a teacher, reports EdReformer. Alexandria Mills, an 18-year-old model from Kentucky, plans to study photography, but reportedly aspires to a teaching careeer.

Her life motto ends with a preposition, Douglas Crets points out.

She enjoys travelling, photography, playing the French horn and percussion. The winner’s personal motto says, “The best things in life are worth waiting for, fighting for, believing in, and just never letting go of”.

My fifth-grade teacher had been a beauty queen, though not at the Miss World level. I thought she was not a very good teacher — it was her first year and the class had 38 students — but she had the boys’ attention.

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  1. j.d. salinger says:

    Who is Douglas Crets and why is he important? “Worth fighting for” ends with a preposition; does he object to that too?

  2. “The best things in life are those for which it is worth waiting and fighting; in which it is worth believing; and of which it is worth just never letting go.”

    Yeah, there’s a reason this “rule” has never taken hold.

  3. Aaagh! Who cares? He should be thrilled she doesn’t want to be a talk show host.

  4. Douglas Crets is the editor of http://www.edreformer.com. He’s not in any way important, but he does understand grammar, having taught it in a high school early in his career.

    J.D. Salinger is a great author, sir or madam, but I believe you give short shrift to his legendary polite and reclusive nature when you lash out against his observations of grammatical usage.

    Anyway, it was in good fun. Loved “Catcher in the Rye,” by the way.