Miss Universe, contest of scandal?
Once upon a time, a contest focused on recognizing the most beautiful and smart woman on the planet was created. Since the 1950, such contest has been called "Miss Universe".
It is notorious that the standards of the contest have changed since the beginning. Back to its origins, the contestants participated and showed their natural beauty: No surgery, no silicone, no pills, no implants... just natural beauty.Years have passed, and mentality has changed. In the most recent years, the contest has become a good source of scandals, criticism, and a lot of stress to the contestants. Moreover, it looks that some practices are becoming acceptable for the event: surgeries, pills, so forth...
I personally don't find any reason for which beauty in those conditions should be rewarded. I don't even find a reason for which people should follow a contest full of scandals, some of which are judged/solved by its owner, an individual sadly known for, among other things, his multiple marriages with young women and his way of humiliating novices on TV: Donald Trump.
Can the panorama of the contest get any more deceiving? Well, yes, it can. Not everybody is satisfied with some recent incidents on the contest, like the scandals in which some American Misses have been involved regarding alcohol and sex lately. But the most strange (and pathetic) is the way that Rachel Smith, the miss to represent the USA on the next contest in Mexico City, on May 28, was booed by the crowd for no apparent reason, unless it was some political slip. And if it was, believe me, the girl has nothing to do with it. That kind of behaviour is not good.
Strangely, it looks that Miss USA didn't give any relevance to the incident (which speaks very good about her temper), but it was Miss Sweden who felt that the contest did not fulfill her expectations. Isabel Lesapier Winqvist, Miss Sweden, says (in a vision apparently shared with most Swedish) that the contest is degrading and full of scandals. She withdrew from the contest.
Regardless of these incidents, Mr. Trump says that the contest is watched by more and more people every year. Who'll know? Can we expect the Miss Universe contest to reach new lows in the future, say, to the levels of The Apprentice?
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