When I found out that the contestants for Miss USA would be participating in a hula hoop contest hosted by Richard Simmons, I could not pass it up. I knew the event was going to be a lame, staged and controlled media opp inside of a badly lit mall. But I just had to see Richard Simmons in person. So we decided to use it for our weekly Monday photo page. The event was just as lame as I thought it would be, yet somehow still really fun to shoot. And FYI, Richard Simmons somehow has more energy than he did 30 years ago.