There was an interview on TV with Miss Finland 2012 link and since I have been to Scandinavia before I knew she looked quite different than most people there. Most of the Scandinavians are white in complexion, blondes, tall with blue eyes. She is orginally from Lebanon, that's why.
My question is...do you think beauty contestants (who compete in Miss Universe after winning their country's title) should almost accurately represent their people? Or is it OK to look totally different than the norm in her country? Don't you think she is supposed to represent her country looks-wise in an international competition that's going to be widely seen? Are you OK with a blondie representing Nigeria for example?
This is not a racist question. I believe beauty exists in all different colors, shapes and forms.
Here are the photos of Miss Universe 2012 contestants. link
- Yes, I think the girl should represent the majority of girls in her country.33% (35)26% (16)31% (51)Vote
- I think it doesn't matter at all.36% (38)43% (26)38% (64)Vote
- I have no opinion on that matter/ See results.31% (33)31% (19)31% (52)Vote
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If you wanted to have 'miss nordic' 'miss African descent' 'miss Hispanic' and then have them compete, your way would make sense (though doubtless be shut down). Under those 'rules' the lebanese descent woman from sweden would compete for ms. middle eastern descent, and blond women in nigeria (there are some) would compete for ms. scandinavian ethnicity. And over time, more and more and more women would be competing for I don't know what since they have mixed ethnicity.
The contests right now are based on geography, not heritage. I think there have been blond contestants from africa, and there continue to be non-white contestants from Europe, and us north Americans don't send a native American woman every year.2