NEW YORK, NY – The Miss Universe pageant might be showing a little too much skin for some people’s liking!
The Miss Universe pageant is slated to take place on August 23. The most beautiful women in the world will represent their respective countries and will have the attention of millions – specially men. In an effort to promote the event, organizers are using sultry photos of contestant, including Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, in nothing but body paint. Not a good move according to some people.
Angie Meyer, described as a “former pageant-organization worker,” expressed her dismay with the photos to Fox News. “It’s alarming that this has been turned into a Playboy-esque masquerade,” she said. “By implementing topless photos as part of the pageant process, they’re putting applicants in an extremely compromising position.”
According to the Miss Universe organization, which is co-run by the Trump Organization and NBC, the Las Vegas photo shoot was done in an effort to celebrate the diversity of this year’s contestants. In a statement to Yahoo!, Lark-Marie Anton, vice-president of marketing and public relations for the pageant, defended the promotion: “The contestants who compete at Miss Universe are diverse, as they represent more than 82 countries around the globe. Many of their cultures embrace nudity,” she said.
She also pointed out that each contestant chose how much skin to show and she called the photos “a form of artistic expression.” The final word from the organization was: “We feel the images captured are fashionable and cutting edge!”

There is a reason why Anton is vice-president of marketing and probably moving on up. Because she knows that – wait for it – sex or sexiness sells. It’s an unfortunate or fortunate – depending on which way you look at it – aspect of our society. What is so tragic or “Playboy” about these pictures? What moral boundaries are being crossed? Last time we checked there is a swimsuit part of the competition. The pictures are great and the women look great. And in the long run, some controversy is good because it will definitely draw more attention to the competition. Bravo Miss Universe!

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8 thoughts on “MISS UNIVERSE 2010 CONTROVERSY”

  1. The contestants who compete at Miss Universe are diverse, as they represent more than 82 countries around the globe. Many of their cultures embrace nudity and all the more reason that Donald Trump should be in charge of this show. Miss universe can never be too sexy. That is like a home run being too far

  2. People are so narrow minded and quick to judge. Women should be proud of their bodies, if you have it flaunt it. Too bad for those who cannot, beacuse most of the time they are the ones complaining. There was nothing distasteful in the photographs taken. It all goes with the theme of what Las Vegas is about. Isn't it the same for Rio Carnival, Caribana, Trinidad Carnival and many others? People parade the streets in the same attire. Why not condemn those if this was so bad. People should put things into perspective before making judgements. Women are beautiful and that is what is being celebrated at this pageant. Sorry to say, but too often women are the ones who criticize and bring each other down. I would not be surprised if most of the negative comments are being made by them. To all the beautiful women in the pageant, stay strong and do not be dettered by the negativity – be proud!
    Anonymous Woman, USA

  3. i do believe that miss universe is just a representation of the diversities of culture in the world we live. It does not market sex, but, sex is just a human thing about the pageant.

  4. The Australian election 2010 seems to me to be a lost cause because apparently none of the big parties are opining on the most important issue – the re-nationalisation and restoring of Australia's greatest financial asset, the Bank of the Commonwealth. None of the other issues are important by any comparison.


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