Monday, July 24, 2006

The Miss Universe Travesty

I watched Miss Universe on Sunday night, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Well, maybe a little embarrassed, but anyway.

I feel strongly that Miss Japan was robbed! She was beautiful, had great presence, and by far had the best responses to her questions of the night, answering in Japanese, French, and English - a language she doesn't even claim to speak! She was natural, accessible, and likeable.

Miss Puerto Rico, on the other hand, seemed to be a beauty pageant pro. She had poise and the costumes you'd expect. but her evening gown was so out there. The pageant regulars - like Carson from the Fab 5 - loved it, but it didn't come close to Japan's stunning black piece.

I made sure to review the swimsuit competition closely. I watched it about 5 times just to make sure I remembered each contestant. Japan went from sweet to sultry in an instant, while Puerto Rico's personality button was stuck on 'sassy' with less poise and less character. I thought Japan won, with Switzerland a close second. But I might need to watch it again...

Also, the Japanese translator was terrible!! She barely communicated Miss Japan's answer to the second question. Compare that with Miss Puerto Rico's translator who did a fantastic job, even cutting her off when he felt the time was right. With the question section of the evening playing such a vital role in the judging, that must have had an impact on the judges' decision.

In conclusion, I thought the choice for Miss Universe 2006 was a poor one. I am surprised at how artificial she looks (check out the Michael Jackson nose - eww!!). In these competitions, which seem so fake, it is important to reward 'natural' beauty. Un-augmented breasts and 'the nose God gave you' should be encouraged. Miss Puerto Rico is very plastic to me, while Miss Japan had a natural elegance and intelligence that deserved the win.

This entry in no way reflects the author's opinions and views of Puerto Rico or its people, which happens to be a country that makes beautiful sisters-in-law.

1 comment:

Nilda "sister-in-law" Del Valle said...

I found this piece to be a well thought out piece of intellectual analysis, and although I find it hard to believe that YOU are against nosejobs (ahem) AND augmented breasts =) I will let those comments slide simply because you really know how to finish a blog:
"This entry in no way reflects the author's opinions and views of Puerto Rico or its people, which happens to be a country that makes beautiful sisters-in-law." =)