Welcome to "What Next?", The Week's contest about current events.

Click here for the results of the previous contest: Government bans

Last week’s contest: Former basketball star Dennis Rodman has appointed himself an unofficial U.S. ambassador, traveling to North Korea to meet leader Kim Jong Un and then to Rome to try to meet the new pope. Who would you choose instead to wander the world as a symbol of what America is all about?


THE WINNER: Ronald McDonald
Simone Butler, San Diego, Calif.

SECOND PLACE: Manti Te’o’s girlfriend
Gregory Pinto, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

THIRD PLACE: A fleet of drones
David Pepper, Malibu, Calif.

Paula Deen
Nick Vaci, Columbus, Ohio

Anyone but Dennis Rodman
Suellen Williams, Port Saint Lucie, Fla.

Honey Boo-Boo
Luke Penny, McKinney, Texas

Bill Cosby
Tom Olmsted, Cadillac, Mich.

Big Bird
Paul Binder, Bellevue, Wash.

Joanne Sullivan, Maspeth, N.Y.

Snooki and JWoww
Alan Parven, Commerce Township, Mich.

Wayne LaPierre 
Giles Stewart, Athens, Ga.

Forrest Gump
Anita P. Sayles, Asheville, N.C.

Alfred E. Neuman
Jean M. Dunn, Prescott Valley, Ariz.

Homer Simpson
Bill Adler, Montecito, Calif.

Gordon Gekko
Merrel Wilkenfeld, Fort Mill, S.C.

The Pillsbury Doughboy
Tony Pribyl, Piedmont, Calif.

Any Kardashian
Carolyn Lima, Mattapoisett, Mass.

Jared from Subway
Jay Spero, Baltimore, Md.
Any girl I went to high school with, since they excelled at saying no
Charles Parry, Catonsville, Md.