An "Inconvenient" Connection
A listing of Chilcott's professional accomplishments makes note of her work at MTV Networks, where she helped launch the MTV Movie Awards, as well as her efforts on behalf of the Detroit Project, described as "an action campaign that promotes hybrid and fuel-efficient vehicles." But years earlier, she attended Smoky Hill High School, where she was a friend of Westword photographer Mark Manger. He recalls her as being "bright, responsible and ambitious, but very down to earth."
Today, of course, the earth remains her focus -- but that doesn't mean she attended the Oscars wearing earth shoes. Indeed, Chilcott's wardrobe was critiqued on a live blog overseen by the scary duo of Joan and Melissa Rivers. The entry reads: "Lesley Chilcott's dress looks like the ocean -- in color and cut. Does anyone else picture waves when they look at her neckline?"
Talk about proof that Chilcott's hit the big time. Betcha the folks at Smoky Hill are mighty proud. -- Michael Roberts