Beauty Contests Aren’t my thing but…

can’t the contestents at least play nice?

Beauty queen Ingrid Marie Rivera beat 29 rivals to become the island’s 2008 Miss Universe contestant, despite applying makeup and wearing evening gowns that had been coated with pepper spray, pageant spokesman Harold Rosario said.

Beauty contests propetuate the idea that a woman’s beauty is a commodity. They also encourage women to be competitve about their appearence and their bodies, which I find a little nauseating.

This is not to say that woman aren’t beautiful. They are. But when it gets to the point that the “ugly” contestants are trying to sabotoge the “prettiest” one, well then we’ve completely lost sight of moral beauty, the beauty of our insides. Beauty Queens should have to have brains too.


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