If you’re lucky, there are a few times a day when you spot a very special girl with a cigarette that perks you up instantly. My first girl of the day who fit that description at my encore visit to the Missouri State Fair in 2016 was this late 20s redhead with a mane of lustrous red hair going all the way down her back and a sexy face with the weathering of a long-time heavy smoker. Making the presentation even more jaw-dropping was the stylish black leather jacket she wore along with a pair of skin-tight jeans and boots. She looked like she came out of the late 80s in many ways and was seated on a bench with a group of family and/or friends, only one other of whom was smoking. The bench was isolated enough that I couldn’t get close enough to take good pics so I had to attempt a few pics from afar, none close enough to get anything worthwhile. She was a nice smoker though, with some solid drags and very cloudy exhales that her mostly nonsmoking group was forced to choke on sitting in such close proximity to her. I got to see about seven drags before she unfortunately stood up and dropped the cigarette into one of those God forsaken “smoker’s outposts” and denied me the butt ID.
The good news was she and her group were heading my direction to go into the DNR building, the entrance of which I was sitting next to. This was my chance to get a photo….but another crisis screwed me over here as about 15 minutes earlier I had gotten a prompt on my phone saying “keyboard stopped working”. I was still able to work the camera on the phone but that prompt repeatedly popped up and kept me from getting a photo before she got inside. The best I could do was walk in behind and get a couple of blurry pics in the dark building. One of the blurry pics does capture her form in that incredible leather jacket, tight jeans, and boots combination though. After dark, I’d see this girl again and while she wasn’t smoking, I managed to get a close look at her face and body again, and she was an absolute standout sexpot. Even with the challenging logistics and fairly limited sighting, this year’s fair sightings haul has been mediocre enough that she still easily made this year’s top-25. She was certainly worthy of a top-tier position had I seen more.