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WHO WILL BE
THE NEXT MAYOR OF NEW MOUSE CITY?
to Know Brian LeRat, Winner of New Mouse City Idol
By Soya Mousehao
The competition is fierce. Hundreds of thousands of hopeful
singers audition for the toughest judges in all of Mouse Island,
if not the world, to become one of twelve finalists on the
hottest show on television Mouse Island Idol. Hopes
are dashed as the judges tell the singers they just don't
have it. But for one Mouse City resident, Brian LeRat of Mount
Vamp, all of it was worth it when he was crowned champion
on last night's exciting live show. One Rodent's Gazette reporter
was lucky enough to sit down with Brian just hours after he
won the ultimate prize and got to know this talented
young star a bit better.
Soya: First of all, congratulations! How does it feel to
be a winner?
Brian: Well, it was a lot of hard work. It hasn't really
hit me yet that I'm going to be recording a CD soon!
Soya: And what about all your fans?
Brian: I love my fans and the signs they hold up to support
me. I like it when they throw cheese, too.
Soya: What is the best part of all of this?
Brian: Being able to perform and getting paid to do what
I love. And cheese. Because I really, really like cheese.
Soya: Is there any special lady in your life right now?
Brian: My career and the show keep me kind of busy, but I
am hoping when things settle down a bit, I will meet that
special girl. I think I have a lot to share with the right
Soya: I bet there are a lot of fans out there who would love
to be that girl.
Brian: Well, I'm taking applications! *laughs*
Soya: Thanks so much for your time, Brian. We look forward
to hearing more of your songs and seeing a lot more of you
in The Rodent's Gazette! Anything else you want to
say to the fans?
Brian: I just want to thank them for all they've done to
support me, and let them know that I will make sure to do
my best every time I perform a song, whether it's at Mousidon
Square Garden, or at a friend's birthday party.
Frenzy: The Summer's Hottest Trends
Every summer, people look forward to vacations so they can
do things they can't during the year. Students don't have
to worry about school dress codes and find new ways to look
different and stylish. So what are the hottest trends in New
Mouse City? Zeppolla Zap took to the streets to find out what
the coolest mice were wearing and what their parents
had to say about it.
High school senior Pixie Purpletail took her last name seriously
when she was one of the first in New Mouse City to go to the
upscale salon, Ratsemme, to have her tail dyed. Her mother,
Joann, was shocked when she saw her daughter. "I wanted
to cry... her natural fur color is so pretty... I don't see
why she has to do things like that." But dyed tails are
very popular this summer -- walk down any street in the city
and you'll see hints of blue, pink, purple, and even green.
Not all parents think it's so bad, either. Doug Ratall, whose
son just dyed his tail blue at Ratsemme, said, "I think
it's pretty cool. I wouldn't do it myself, but he's young...
I don't see what harm it does."
Not ready to dye your fur just yet? Well, that's not all
that's hip this summer. The key word for fashion seems to
be baggy! Everyone's pants and shirts are getting bigger
less is no longer more. Dana Ratquist laughed when asked about
her super-baggy gear, and said, "It's summer. I want
to be comfortable. Big clothes breathe and when you
have all this fur, and the sun is beating down, you want to
be as cool as possible." Not comfortable with big clothes?
Well, little tank tops and skirts are also in. Kristen Mousmore
smiled as she modeled her cute cherry-covered dress. "I
bought this in a thrift store for $1.99. It's so pretty, but
also, helps keep me cool."
As always, it's impossible to sum up this great city with
simple fashion trends. Mice everywhere come to the city because
it gives them a chance to be who they are whatever
that may be. The fact that we see tinted tails, baggy clothes,
tiny tanks, and everything in between on the streets every
day shows us one thing: you just have to be who you are. Let
your fashion express the real you! And be sure to look fabulous
while you keep cool this summer.
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