Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Imelda Schweighart: Forced or Voluntary Resignation as Miss Philippines Earth 2016?

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"If it's a crime to tell the truth, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to offend Miss Ecuador."
That's what Imelda supposedly said in her defense after she criticized the winning Miss Earth 2016, Katherine Espin of Ecuador when she said "Yung nanalo peke ilong, peke baba, peke boobs! Miss Earth, dapat natural."

They say "Her behavior is unbecoming of a beauty queen." Would you agree?
Though it may be the truth, I guess there would be a lot others who underwent plastic surgery or improvement of their body and facial features. Additionally, I don't think candidates are expected to be truthful in beauty pageants. Just like politicians or showbiz personalities, beauty queens are expected to act and talk decent regardless of their personal beliefs in life. Though it is very difficult to show sincerity, it is very rare for individuals monitored or seen regularly by photo and video cameras, and in the eyes of the public, to show their true selves. In most cases, the beauty queen title is simply a job as well.

For beauty pageant candidates, winning means being your best. So they should forget what they were, or at least leave the negative attributes behind, and make efforts to only highlight their positive assets, including maximizing your chances of winning even if it means being "plastic" or "fake." Everyone is aiming to win at least the Miss Congeniality title. Winning the top title is everyone's dream, and whether they would admit it or not, everyone hopes they would stand out among the other ladies.

Honestly,I was disappointed that Imelda did not even make it to Top 16 during the coronation night, and when somebody from Carousel Productions told me it was because of her attitude problem, I knew beauty pageants such as Miss Earth, and all the rest, would not really have women entirely positive or cordial in their outlook and social preferences.

But since beauty is made to appear never enough to win a beauty pageant, candidates would tend to "smile" even to the most disgusting realities that goes on in a world full of lies and deception. After all, beauty pageants are merely there to project an image for others to envy or look up to. Are all those Earth-friendly advocacy nothing but marketing gimmicks to differentiate Miss Earth from the other beauty pageants? Maybe or maybe not! Just as long as role models are made to exist amidst all these worldly issues and problems, the brands and companies would still sponsor, and the world will still watch beauty pageants.

So, is the resignation letter submitted by Imelda to Lorraine Schuck , Executive Vice President of Carousel Productions, the company behind the Miss Philippines Earth and Miss Earth pageants, forced or voluntary?
"I regret to inform you that I will have to relinquish my Miss Philippines-Earth title effective immediately because my mother wants me to accompany her on an overseas trip and there is no definite date of our return. Accordingly, I will not be able to fulfill my obligations as Miss Philippines – Earth indefinitely and so it is just fair to Carousel Productions, Inc that I relinquish my crown so somebody can take over and continue to discharge said obligations. 
Thank you for the opportunity you gave me to work with Carousel Productions and perhaps I can help with this advocacy when I return from my trip."
Are all those warm smiles from the candidates genuine or fake? Why not both? It is may be a competition to find the ideal lady to represent the title that portrays somebody who would readily defend or preserve the Earth from environmental dangers, but we have to be realistic and less greedy that we cannot have everything we want.

Candidates are expected to show their very best so they get the most chances of winning which entails receiving rewarding perks and prizes aside from the fame and recognition. Thus, it would greatly help them if they would show only their best attributes, even if it means hiding the less flattering ones.

Are they deceiving us? If the beauty pageant rules show otherwise, you could not really blame them.

But do we punish those who disrupt the traditional etiquette and moral standards? "Pakikisama," "utang na loob," and similar stuff would always be part of our everyday lives.

We have to face reality that we are living in a world were you will be criticized by doing something perceived as tactless or unethical. Remember that not everyone wants to see who you really are because they want you to comply with their standards. Many can't handle the truth because we are expected to be something else better than ourselves.

They say Kiara Giel Gregorio who will be ascending to the Miss Philippines Earth throne! Is it confirmed already?

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