Beauty with a Cause


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Beauty queens have a lot more to do, than just look beautiful. A beauty pageant isn’t about walking the ramp while wearing their gorgeous and glamorous clothes. It’s about answering with full knowledge and essence the questions and answers with conviction. The beauty pageant is all about balancing beauty with brains.

The  dreaded “Question and Answer Portion” of Miss Universe 2014 makes me want to pull my eyes out.

Question from Manny Pacquiao to Miss USA: If you were given 30 seconds to deliver a  message to a global terrorist, what will you say?

Answer :”If I were given 30 seconds to give a message to global terrorists is it? Okay. I would just [like] to say that, you know I was gonna say the same and spread the message of hope and love and peace and so I would do my very best to spread that message to them and everyone else in the world.”

Question from Giancarlo Stanton to Miss Netherlands: What’s the biggest change you’d like to see for young women in the next generation?

Answer:”I’m an ambassador for child prostitution and I want prostitution to stop, so that’s what I want for the next generation.”

Question from Lisa Vanderpump to Miss Ukraine: If you could remove the swimsuit competition from the Miss Universe pageant, would you? and why or why not?

Answer from ukraine:”It depends on the situation. If it’s gonna be nice, why not? I feel comfortable in any things, thank you.”

Question from Emilio Stefan to Miss Jamaica: One of three women will experience violence in her lifetime. What can be done to get that number down?

Answer:” Crime is a global phenomenon, it does not affect just one nation and we as people of the world should work together to prevent it now.”

Question from Rob Dyrdek to Miss Colombia: Probably all the time, people have asked you, what can men learn from women, but I’d like to know what could women learn from men?

Answer:”I believe that women… (her answer was unclear) I do believe in equality – and I believe that is what women should learn from men. We continue fighting for what we want to accomplish.”

A new segment in Miss Universe Pageant was introduced on Sunday night in Doral, Miami Florida in which the Top 5 contestants were required to answer a viewer question from Facebook, in addition to the regular question and answer portion of the competition.

The lucky Facebook user Maria Nevarro Fernandez   sent her broad but insightful question: “What is the greatest contribution of your country to the entire world?” All five contestants will be going to answer the same question, and therefore required to wear soundproof headphones so they wouldn’t know the question until it was their turn.


Miss USA said her country always ‘gives back’ to other nations.

Miss Netherlands cited her country’s art and history as the contributions of The Netherlands to the world.

Miss Ukraine narrated the current situation in her home nation recovering from war.

Miss Jamaica cited legends Usain Bolt and Bob Marley as their country’s contribution.

Miss Colombia Paulina Vega said that the perseverance of the Colombian people amid problems is the offering of her country to the world.



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