Miss Universe owner reacts to PH, Thailand not being in Top 16

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Learn something new everyday.  Today it was that there exists a "Filipino beauty specialist". :hystery:

https://news.abs-cbn.com/life/01/19/23/miss-universe-owner-reacts-to-ph-not-being-in-top-16

The new owner of the Miss Universe Organization admitted that she was surprised that some fan favorites did not make it to the Top 16 of the recently concluded pageant.

JKN Global's Anne Jakrajutatip made the statement as she sat down for an interview with Filipino beauty specialist Olivia Quido, one of the judges during the coronation night of the 71st Miss Universe.

The Thai entrepreneur said she did not expect that candidates who were popular in international polls -- such as the Philippines, Thailand, Italy, and Honduras -- did not make the cut.

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"I think I counted myself that 15 or 20 of them used to be in the poll internationally. Everyone just ripped out the poll, oh my goodness, everything just went upside down," she said.

And while she was surprised, Jakrajutatip made it clear that she does not question how the Top 16 delegates were selected, citing the "high standard" of the preliminary judges. 

"I'm surprised but I'm not shocked by the quality or the high standard of the judges... I'm surprised because usually they (Philippines and Thailand) get in, but it's good news for a lot of other countries. Because they usually say, 'Oh right, Top 16 is always the same,'" she said. 

"It's the first time that we had Laos in the Top 16, and a few other countries like Australia [which haven't entered the semis in a long while]," she added. "We have to give equal chance to everyone." 

When asked to address pageant fans, Jakrajutatip expressed gratitude for their support, but reminded them to be "rational." 

"We're going to improve, we'll keep listening, but you have to be rational also. You must have reason. You cannot just have backlash all the time," she stressed. 

"The platform that we have [aims] to produce quality women. It's not just [about] the crown." 

The Philippines ended its 12-year semi-final streak in Miss Universe after its latest representative, Celeste Cortesi, failed to make it to the Top 16. 

The country so far has four titleholders.

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It's like sports teams; swings and roundabouts. 

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2 hours ago, hk blues said:

We already knew the Philippines has many many beautiful women.  And that beauty is more than skin deep, as many of us are blessed to know.  :thumbsup:

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49 minutes ago, Mike J said:

We already knew the Philippines has many many beautiful women.  And that beauty is more than skin deep, as many of us are blessed to know.  :thumbsup:

Indeed!

I was more interested to see how the usual suspects pop up each time - given the number of women in the world, and thus the number of beautiful women, and how subjective beauty is, it is surprising there is any trend or pattern.  I suspect unconscious bias is at play. 

Don't tell my wife I said that, though!

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The whole thing will be run by "we-men" says the man.  My wife noted that all the judges are women.  No men.  A bit sexist, isn't it?

 

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36 minutes ago, OnMyWay said:

The whole thing will be run by "we-men" says the man.  My wife noted that all the judges are women.  No men.  A bit sexist, isn't it?

 

Probably a reflection of the need these days to be seen to be non-discriminatory. Positive discrimination I think it's called - a term that really belongs in the recent oxymoron thread.

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On 1/22/2023 at 11:25 AM, OnMyWay said:

The whole thing will be run by "we-men" says the man.  My wife noted that all the judges are women.  No men.  A bit sexist, isn't it?

 

She's come a long way. :whistling: https://youtu.be/wVE6JxZx90w

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4 minutes ago, Snowy79 said:

She's come a long way. :whistling: https://youtu.be/wVE6JxZx90w

I bet Stephan is still running!!

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18 hours ago, Snowy79 said:

She's come a long way. :whistling: https://youtu.be/wVE6JxZx90w

RUN STEPHEN, RUN!!!!!!!!!! :hystery:

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