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Old 07-20-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I think the appropriate comment for this incident is

HATERS!!

So Trinidad just crowned a new Miss. Some people are complaining because she is an unusual choice. Because she isn't from a posh part of Trinidad, and she is *gasp* dark skinned.

Here is some commentary and overview:
The Beauty Myth & An Open Letter to Some Trinbagonians creative commess
And an article on her: http://missosology.info/forum/viewto...p?f=4&t=139043
Check out this oh so polite headline: "UGLY Miss Trinidad & Tobago World 2012 FIRES BACK"

And here is a pic of the offending woman:


She looks like a typical pageant queen to me.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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I'm not a big fan of drawn eyebrows, but she has amazing eyes and a face that that is extremely versatile. Overall, she's pretty darn gorgeous.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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Maaybe some people just don't think she's all that....too skinny, far as I'm concerned, and it has nothing to do with her color.
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:37 AM
 
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She looks like she could use a mini makeover and a smile, but she's far from ugly. I don't understand some folks' opposition to chocolate skin, I actually think it's a prettier complexion than the lighter caramel color a la Beyonce.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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She looks like she could use a mini makeover and a smile, but she's far from ugly. I don't understand some folks' opposition to chocolate skin, I actually think it's a prettier complexion than the lighter caramel color a la Beyonce.
I guess we'l just have to see how she cleans up for the Miss World pageant.

Apparently she was a dancer/model (and now works as an admin) so she is probably pretty poised.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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She has striking features that I could see not being someone's cup of tea. She has a long, long face. She looks more like a model than a pageant queen.

Skin color notwithstanding.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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She has striking features that I could see not being someone's cup of tea. She has a long, long face. She looks more like a model than a pageant queen.

Skin color notwithstanding.
She is definitely "model-y." I am just a little amazed people are so involved on what the pageant winner looks like. Isn't the goal of picking someone just about picking someone attractive and articulate so they don't say anything too stupid.

In many of her pics, they looked like modeling shots, and we all know what happens to darker women who model. Crazy-town makeup. But add a smile, and glowing white teeth, suddenly she is more pageant-y. (Typical pageant girls tend to have a sort of cutesy look.)
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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She looks beautiful to me, I don't see what the big deal is. Hope she wins everything just to **** people off.
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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Crazy-town makeup.
That's pretty much most modeling, but it stands out more against darker complexions because they radiate the colors so much better. Most makeup just plain looks better on darker complexions.

Heck, I took some of the gray bodypaint I use frequently (see profile picture for an idea) and used it on my buddy who is about as dark as this model. It looks a bazillion times better on him and only needed one coat to be perfect. Myself? I use 3 coats minimum to get the right shade.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Boston
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She looks regal. Stunning.

The issue of dark skin in beauty pageants is pretty big for island nations. My grandma still likes to watch those competitions, and whenever I see a dark skinned contestant from the Caribbean (not including Jamaica and Haiti), I do a double-take because it's rare to see them. Rare, but much appreciated.
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