Monday, May 23, 2005

National Asparagus Queen Crowned

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There’s reason to be green with envy of an 18-year-old girl from Brookfield, Wisconsin: She’s just been declared the “National Asparagus Queen.”

Allison Doyle, a pre-dentistry major at the University of Wisconsin, has just been crowned the queen by the Noodles & Company restaurant.

Doyle beat out 7,500 other aspiring asparagus queens by writing a poem about the vegetable with lines like, How the tinted green grows from light to dark/ How they can just grow wild in the park. How eating a stalk can make you big and strong. How the wholesome veggie prevents you being wrong.

As a result, Doyle has won two airplane tickets to anywhere in the U.S. and free food at Noodles & Company for a year.

But don’t expect Doyle to rest on her laurels. She plans to use her newfound power as queen by ending the veggie’s bad reputation for making urine smell funny.

As she puts it, “Asparagus shouldn’t have a bad rep for anything.”

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