If it’s not a beauty contest. . . ?

Nineteen women aged 17 to 25 entered the  2012 Miss Alexandra Swimsuit Competition.

. . . Judges Jacqui van Dam, Tim Riwhi, Carolyn Lyons and Amber Kinnaird said it was not a beauty pageant – it was about style, confidence and personality. . .

No doubt the judges knew what it was they were judging.

But if it wasn’t a beauty contest, why were the contestants in swimsuits and why only women?

Don’t men have style, confidence and personality?
Update – Credo Quia Absurdum Est has the first Tui Billboard of the year after finding an even better quote:

“It’s not about a beauty contest, just the personality that comes through in the questions they are asked and the confidence they have when they wear their outfit – the colours and how the bikini suits the personality”

Hmm – I bet a bikini wouldn’t suit some personalities no matter how sparkling they are.

 

5 Responses to If it’s not a beauty contest. . . ?

  1. That’s quite blatant. It’s a beauty contest. Still, it’s probably harmless fun and gives the winners a self esteem boost.

  2. pdm says:

    I’ll bet the swimsuits are a bit different these days if they still have the competition.

  3. JC says:

    Did every contestant get a prize like in the primary schools so no feelings were hurt?

    JC

  4. TraceyS says:

    There’s a conscious move away from that within schools now JC. The occasional parent still gets hurt feelings, but that’s to be expected…

  5. Andrei says:

    Airhead bimbos in bathing suits and high heels uttering inanities of their aspirations to feed African orphans and discoveri a cure for cancer are not particularly beautiful – just another item in the endless babble of a society that has lost its way.

    This might be the epitome of feminine beauty

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