Contest: The Sassiest Girl In America

Original Sassy Contest Text

Hey guys, Sassy and Noxzema are looking for the Sassiest Girl in America to be on the cover of our January 1989 issue. But before you rush to send in those 8×10 glossies, you should know that she’s not just another pretty face. She’s funny. She’s bright. She’s open-minded. She can turn a boring science lab into an hour of adventure. She’s your best friend. She’s you.

She’ll also have $10,000 to spend however she wants and $5,000 to give to the charity of her choice (which she’d want to do anyway ’cause that’s the type of person she is). Even better, she’ll model for Sassy and will appear in a national Noxzema ad. What’s more, six finalists will be flown to New York to meet the illustrious Sassy staff and panel of judges. (We know that’s the part you’re most excited about.)

And just how are we going to find this fantastic person? By reading your intelligent, perceptive, well-thought-out answers to the questions on this page. Answer all of the following questions on a separate piece of paper-and please keep your answers under two lines each. (And send two color photos-one showing you head day to toe-with your name, address and phone number on the backs of both pictures.) 

The Listen To Sassy Contest Instructions

We have duplicated the original contest questions below. Fill out the form as you would as a high school teenager trying to win the original contest.

We’ll review the entries and donate $150 to the charitable organization of the winner’s choice.

Answer the following questions as your teenaged self:

1. What is your motto?
2. What is your favorite movie?
3. What is your favorite book?
4. What is your favorite TV show?
5. What is your favorite day of the week?
6. What is your favorite place?
7. What is your favorite animal?
8. What is your favorite school subject?
9. What is your favorite piece of furniture?
10. What is your favorite music video?
11. If you were to be stranded alone on a desert island, what three things would you bring?
12. Name three things that make you really angry.
13. How do you think your friends would describe you?
14. What do you want to be doing in 10 years (in 15 words or less)?
15. What is the one thing that makes you different from other people your age?
16. What have you done to support any cause (from buying canned turkey for a food drive to spend- ing an hour a week at a nursing home)?
17. If you could trade places with any famous person (past or present) who would it be? Why?
18. How would you donate the (original) prize money (as a teenager)?

Answer the following questions as present day you:

Your name and email address is only for us to contact you if you win.

19. Your name
20. Your email
21. Where does (present day) you want the Listen To Sassy $150 donation to go to?