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Why do they always choose White Latinas in the Miss Universe Pageants?

In the Miss Universe Pageants?

Karla Carillo-Miss Mexico

Stefania Fernandez-Miss Venezuela

Loudres Figueroa-Miss Guatemala

Jamielette Gaxiola-Miss Cuba

Michelle Roulliard Estrada-Miss Colombia

And so on...

Yes, these women are beautiful, but they do not accurately display the demographics of Latin America. Most Hispanics are Mestizo (European and Native), but these women are all of complete European descent. Why did they not choose more average looking Latinas? Ones that better represented what your average Latin American looks like? Like Christina Milian, Julissa Bermudez, Jennifer Lopez and Selena Spice.I think it's just another way of pushing the stereotype that White women are the most beautiful. They choose Latin American contestants who are essential WHITE (racially, just as White as any of the European contestants), then try to claim that they are promoting diversity when a Latin American girl wins. Many people assume that being from Latin America automatically makes you non-White, which is not the case. Stefania Fernandez, the Miss Universe 2009 winner is Venezuelan and of COMPLETE Spanish descent...Yet people made it out like a minority girl women.

Ugh.

It's the pageant coordinators way of promoting diversity....Without really promoting diversity.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Actually, there are also many indigenous people of Latin America. In Peru it's 45%, Bolivia has about 60%, Ecuador about 30%. I say mestizo and indigenous populations are about equal.

    I find that the hispanic label is being used to serve American's purposes. They can pick a white woman for Miss Universe and also be praised for choosing a minority. It helps them feel better about themselves.

    You would never see a full black woman or indigenous woman from Latin America being chosen as Miss Universe. It would always be a white woman who just happens to speak Spanish which is an European language too. And people from Latin American are happy because they get some representation and they also think only white can be beautiful. These are the women they picked to represent their countries so you can't blame only it on Miss Universe but the countries itself which picked these women for the contest.

    As long as you live in a western country, or Asia (also has lighter Indian women in movies and many Chinese, Indonesia prize white skin) white would always be the standard of beauty.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Because Donald Trump, who owns the competition, felt he couldn't be outdone by Miss World. So he picked a bigger title, probably in line with compensating for something. Couldn't really have, Miss Bigger World =) or Miss World II. Unfortunately, no other species seem to show interest in his show, not even from Earth. What a pity.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Mexico is a racist country. Why else do you think Televisa has so many Caucasian people? When was the last time you saw a Mestizo or an Indigenous that wasnt cleaning the bathrooms or acting like a clown?

  • 1 decade ago

    Because the judges pick them to win and who cares no one watches that crap anyway all those women need to get real jobs anyway and stop relying on beauty!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's a racial loophole. There are many of these, and they all serve to satiate a European palate for "exoticism" while keeping it in their comfort zone.

    They do it to black people too. It's annoying-

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ButNotT...

  • 1 decade ago

    Why are all Mexican presidents European. Vince Fox? I never met a Mexican names Fox.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Whites are placed on pedestals unfortunately.....nothing new to see here.

  • 1 decade ago

    i don't even watch that crappy pageant, most of these latinas look the same .

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's because they're White... duh.

    Seriously? Who cares, it's a freaking pageant...??

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    because we are prettier!

    white is beautiful too!

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