18th December 2006
Little Britain's Vicky Pollard: British kids would easily beat their soppy American counterparts in a drinking contest. The illegal drinking age in the US is 21 compared to just 18 in Britain.
A month after Miss Great Britain, Danielle Lloyd, lost her crown for posing naked in Playboy and dating footballer Teddy Sheringham - who was one of the judges - Miss USA Tara Connor, 21 today, is in trouble with the contest's owner, tycoon Donald Trump.
She is said to have "behavioural and personal issues." Meaning she has been seen drinking in New York bars and having dates with boys.
Old rake, Trump, 60, he of the notorious comb-over hairstyle, says piously: "We have to make a decision. There is no question about that."
Isn't it sweet that drinking under the age of 21 and sleeping with boys is still a big deal in America? Our own Vicky Pollards are old soaks by then. By the end of the week, bless them, we'll be stepping over their drunken, comatose forms to get at the bar.