I guess you could call her a debutante?

Wesleyan’s very own Juliet Falchi ’08 will be making her debut to society at the International Debutante Ball in New York this winter season.

Heather Alderfer ’02 sends in this article from the New York Times, telling us all about Juliet’s “honey-colored hair, pale skin,” and “excellent” teeth. Lucky Juliet will have not only her boyfriend on one arm, but a “young military escort” on the other. The rules mandate it so. (I’m not sure what you say to someone in this situation…Good luck? Congratulations? Happy Debut?)

Anyway, you want to come out next season? Organizer Margaret Hedberg has this to say:

Mrs. Hedberg described her selection process as “very arbitrary,” and added that she relies heavily on the recommendations of past debutantes and their parents when deciding whom to invite.

“But I think everybody that really wants to do it gets to do it — I mean, as long as their parents buy a table, which is $12,000,” she said. “I would hate to think that there are girls who would like to do this that are having hurt feelings because I didn’t invite them.”

“On the other hand,” she said, “I should know something about the person. I can’t have Tootsie walking down the stairs.”

Next season, look out for Wesleying’s own Tootsie Ball! Only Tootsies invited! (Sorry, Juliet, you’re a lovely gal, but obviously not a Tootsie…whatever that is.)

2 thoughts on “I guess you could call her a debutante?

  1. Anonymous

    I think that was a reference to the Dustin Hoffman movie where he dresses up like a woman. It’s called “Tootsie.”–Alissa

  2. Anonymous

    I think that was a reference to the Dustin Hoffman movie where he dresses up like a woman. It’s called “Tootsie.”
    –Alissa

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