Beauty Queens are so dull and boring, they should just not speak… even seeing their smile is like a yawnfest these days. – That was my twitter update today. I wrote this with the context of the present mushrooming trend of Beauty Pageants in Nepal. Aside from the biggest event being Miss Nepal, we have Miss Teen Nepal, Miss Mongol, Miss Aryan, Miss Newa, Miss Angel, the recent Miss Beautiful and the upcoming Miss Terai and a LOT more. Such event organisers have also been clever by extending this market to include the youngsters… those that barely know what they’re doing yet can fire away prim-proper answers and wiggle their little hips as they go along. What is it again… Mr and Miss Little Princess and so on.
There has been a good minority group of beauty pageant winners who have made their mark. Let’s say, extended their name and now can popularly be known for their other works aside from just being a pretty face with a crown on their head. Personally, for me Malvika Subba and Sugarika KC are such two figures who have accomplished a lot and have continued to do this beyond their ‘year’. Now for the pageant winners of other competitions like Miss Mongol etc, realistically they are presented with not a lot to do post their win. Sure, they may be a recognized face and attend various social events but there’s nothing worthy of being called a Winner for. And even the recent Miss Nepal winners, they’re perfect, they smile… they show off their teeth that they had recent whitened, they speak so diplomatically that even the audience knows what’s going to hit them next. It’s getting repetitively dull and boring.
There’s that line…be yourself. But if ‘being’ a beauty queen is all they’ve worked for and be known for I guess that is ‘themselves’. The dim, plain pretty girls with candy-floss personalities. For those that are tired of such manufactured personalities I think it is largely also due to the countless beauty pageants. Too much of anything could make you sick bhancha ni Cheryl Cole’le. Too much beauty queens has simply made us lethargic even to observe them. To make it more exciting they should start with ”Miss ‘Big Butt’… Miss ‘Skinny Legs’, Miss Mountain (not talking about geographic location haroo… got it?) , Miss Six-Pack-ni?”, now that was said by Guffadi – the blogger.
I recommend budding entrepreneurs to open a Tiara House in Kathmandu, I am sure that will be a good business venture. O and they should have an Annual Gathering of Beauty Pageant Contestants and Winners; it would surely be a spectacle! Out of the beauty pagent lot from the past few years the only ones that have kinda got me interested would be Sadiccha Shrestha and Sahana Bajracharya. Hope they and many others can pull of maintaining the interests of the thousands that are rapidly losing interest.
What are your thoughts? Who is your favourite Beauty Queen?