Lesson of the Day:
“There are only a few prestigious beauty pageants nowadays.”
“Beauty is INDEED a privilege… and I’m talking about face value.”
Last night, I watched a beauty pageant by one of the known beauty soaps, Ms. S____. I know two contestants, one was candidate number three---
Number Three: I know her because she was my cousin’s cousin and we went to the same high school. She was recent Ms. Pantatan (a festival in one of the municipalities in Iloilo) and Ms. Paraw Regatta 2011 (a known festival also in Iloilo). She did so-so in the pageant. She had the 2nd runner-up and I think she deserved that.
---and another was candidate number eleven---
Number Eleven: She was going to school where my mother teaches. She was a student leader both at her school and community. She had joined many pageants before… I’ve watched some of them and in some, she was overshadowed by the mestizas. Last night, she did great. To prove that, she grabbed almost all the minor awards (except for the two which was won by one contestant who didn’t even land a spot). She never landed any place. In my opinion (and I trust my judgment, no biases), she was clearly the winner. She had won almost all the minor awards, including best in preliminary interview. And I think, her interview was the best. She ramps so well with confidence and poise. She even carries her not-so-pretty gown well.
My cousin who follows her cousin to her pageants knew some of the people involved in the pageant. The winner of last night’s pageant had also been a candidate in the Paraw Regatta. She told me that the organizer of PR (who was also a judge last night) had called Number Three to back-out from the pageant if she doesn’t want to be embarrassed because 1) she already had a title and 2) they are going to make the winner last night win, which is what happened.
You know, I wouldn’t mind if only number eleven had a spot. And to think she answered most appropriately unlike the winner and the first runner up who incorporated the beauty product in their answer which in turn had made their answer to be of no substance at all. I know you have to seel something as an endorser but… It’s all so--- duh?
And I wouldn’t mind the “anomaly” if only their common question for the final round isn’t this:
“Do you agree that beauty is a privilege?”
So could you imagine incorporating endorsement of the product with the answer to the question? The beauty product enhances physical beauty so no matter how they say that it also includes inner beauty, their point is still that PHYSICAL beauty is a privilege because the beauty product had or will make you beautiful and thus give you the privileges.
It’s just so twisted.
You could just laugh at the situation like I did last night. Everything was just so ironic, and ridiculous.
I know I speak with no bias because I can honestly say what’s wrong with that girl why she did not win even though I know her. Also, I know there is a criteria. Sometimes, it’s the criteria that is twisted too. I knew a few with “duh” criteria.
It’s either the anomaly, or the criteria.
That’s my opinion.