Unashamed of living in squalor, a Crown Heights woman is vieing to win a nationwide â€œDirtiest Apartmentâ€ contest. 29-year-old Lisa Henderson is â€œour for bragging rights,â€ and the $1000 top prize for the highest ranked filthy apartment dweller. In her online entry, Henderson describes the â€œself-induced squalor.â€
Summer in the city, with NO air conditioner, means that I either stay at work or play outside! It also means that as the apartment temperature increases, lots of scents start to fester…whether it’s moldy fruit or my feet, it’s not a fun place to be. In fact, had I known about this contest three weeks ago, I would’ve taken pictures of the three dead mice that I found under the fridge. I found them b/c everytime I opened the fridge, I was hit in the face with ‘rotten mouse’ smell and my ice cubes made my water taste a little funky.
Henderson, who is also trumped her disgusting effort in the Daily News, is not the only New Yorker in the running. In fourth place, sheâ€™s currently beating out fellow Brooklynite â€œMessy Jessie,â€ who claims to be too busy and broke to put garbage anywhere but the floor.