5 Things I Hate About Miss Earth


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notification for the next video. In my last vlog I revealed the six things I
like about Miss Earth. In today’s vlog I will reveal the five things that I hate
about Miss Earth and let’s start now. At number five – mediocre facial beauty. There is a saying that beauty is subjective and that beauty is in the eye of the
beholder. In other words beauty cannot be judged
objectively, for what one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to
another person. Even though I find the majority of Miss Earth titleholders
facially beautiful, there are some whose beauty I find rather ordinary. I’m not
going to mention names so as not to offend the fans of these title holders
or the title holders themselves but I will say that the queens whose faces I
find ordinary include one from Europe, four from the Americas, and three from
Asia. I’m sure you can figure them out yourselves. At number four – mediocre
security. During the 2018 pageant several contestants came forward with stories of
alleged sexual harassment that they have experienced at the hands of one of the
pageant’s longtime sponsors, Amado Cruz. Oon November 7th Miss Earth Canada 2018 Jaime Vandenberg and Miss Earth England 2018 Abbey-Anne Gyles-Brown wrote an
Instagram about their experiences of harassment and bad management
at Miss Earth 2018. Without naming the sponsor yet, Vandenberg and Gyles-Brown
shared that the sponsor would call them and ask for their hotel room numbers.
This inspired at least five other contestants, even from previous years, to
also share their experiences of harassment and predatory behavior while
competing at Miss Earth. It was alleged that these incidents have been happening
since 2005. Listen, pageants and modeling
competitions or any event that involves beautiful young women will always
attract sexual predators. This is not limited to Miss Earth. What bothers me is
that if sexual harassment allegations have been going on since 2005, Carousel
Productions should have done something about it then. This gives the perception
that Carousel does not care about the girls’ safety and only cared about
sponsors. At number 3 – odd selection of judges. I’m not quite sure what criteria
does Carousel Productions look for in selecting two judges, but I find this
approach rather odd and inconsistent. For example, the pageant has invited former
queens from rival pageants like in 2003 when Evangeline Pascual Miss World 1973
first runner-up sat in the judging panel. In 2006 they invited both Abbygale Arenas, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1997 and Justine Gabionza, Miss Tourism Queen International 2006. And in 2007 they invited Agnesa Vuthaj, national director of Miss Kosovo, Albania’s in Miss World 2004 and Miss Universe 2005. In 2016, the President of Miss World Philippines, Arnold Vegafria, judged the pageant. If Miss Earth wants to strengthen and solidify their
brand they should not be inviting people associated with rival pageants. Oh, in 2017 some “beauty queen” named Tram Luu was invited to judge that year and she
was described by the host James Deakin as simply a “beauty
pageant main titleholder”. So I did some research and apparently Lu was Mrs.
Universe 2017. Interesting. And get this, no beauty queen judged the pageant in
2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2014. How weird is that?
It also seems that Miss Earth is following the footsteps of Miss World by
allowing Lorraine Schuck, executive Vice President of Carousel Productions, to judge
as well in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2018. And in 2017 in addition to Schuck, two other
Carousel executives, Ramon Monzon , the President, and Peachy Veneracion, the project
director, also were part of the judging panel. At number 2 – arbitrary rules. For a
pageant that seeks to play by the rules Miss Earth or in this case Carousel
Productions sometimes bends its own rules just because the organizers feel
like it. Let’s take for example the citizenship requirement. On the official
Miss Earth website it says, “Important a national delegate for Miss Earth should
be a citizen of the country she will be representing, and a national pageant
winner by a recognized Miss Earth franchise holder. Contact us for further
inquiries and we will refer you to the National Director in your country of
citizenship.” Now let me get this straight – Crimea, which has been participating in
the pageant since 2010 when it was still part of Ukraine was eventually annexed
to the Russian Federation in 2014. One wonders if Crimea should not have been
allowed entry because it is not really a country but rather a territory of either
Russia or the Ukraine depending on the time period.
Likewise, Martinique and Reunion should not be allowed to compete because there
are not nations but rather overseas departments of France. there is no such
thing as a Martinique or Reunion citizenship. The same logic would apply to England,
Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland since these four “states” technically and
politically comprise the United Kingdom, but I guess Carousel Productions wants
more bodies on stage and that’s why they allow pseudo-countries to participate. In
2016 Miss Earth admitted Palestine which is
not and has never been a nation thus to assume that the delegate was of
“Palestinian” citizenship is absurd and deceptive. Ten years before in 2006
Carousel admitted Tokelau which is a dependent territory of New Zealand.
Another rule that bothers me about Miss Earth is the height requirement.Whereas
Miss Universe and Miss world have done away with the height requirement years
ago Miss Earth feels that a contestant must have a minimum weight of 5 feet 5
inches or 165 point 10 centimeters. Scandal rocked the Miss Earth 2017
pageant when the organizers decided to eliminate Miss Earth South Africa Irini
Moutzouris from the competition because she failed to meet the minimum height
requirement of 5 ‘5″. She was only 5’4″. Carousel should have bent its rules this one time alone instead of giving the boot to Irini when the
pageant had already entered his third week. On the Critical Beauty Facebook
page former National Director of Australia Kelly Louise McGuire (Miss
Earth Australia 2010) posted that she was annoyed by the pageant’s seemingly
arbitrary rules. She also posted a photo of herself with a much shorter Miss
Earth Denmark who apparently had not met the minimum height requirement but
nevertheless was allowed to compete. Go figure.
At number one – lack of proficient interpreters. My biggest pet peeve about
Miss Earth is its inadequate staff of interpreters – that is – if you can call
them interpreter.s I don’t recall a year where the pageant did not have
one bad interpreter. Compared to Miss Universe or Miss World that hires
professional interpreters, Miss Earth relies on anyone who claims he or she
can interpret from one language to another, even relying on bilingual
contestants themselves to do the translation.
This practice needs to stop as if it gives the perception that Carousel, the
producers of the pageant, is just too cheap or too lazy or both to hire
competent professional interpreters to assist the non-English speaking
contestants to better express themselves in their native language. The final
question and answer portion could make or break the candidate as pageant
contestants are usually judged in terms of beauty and intelligence. Who can
forget that moment in 2011 when an interpreter failed to do his job and
ended up screwing Miss Venezuela’s answer? She tried her best to keep on
repeating her answer but the translator just couldn’t get it right. It eventually
cost her the crown as she landed only in fourth place. There were some cases though in
which translators were not available it happened to Teresa Fajskova from
Czech Republic in Miss Earth 2012. Instead of answering the question which
she did not understand she just expressed a short message using some
English words that she knew. Despite evading the question, she still won the
pageant. This is your question:What would you
consider as your defining moment as a woman?” Okay okay good evening ladies gentlemen
I’m so that’s my problem because I don’t understand quiz so I will try to say
it’s just message I want to say that we have to protect mother earth because you
know helping mother happy people it’s not privilege its duty for us for living
on this planet thank you she gave us everything he what we need
to the live syrups respect her and she’ll do respect us so thank you thank
you so much I’m at fault I’m so sorry. In 2013 the Spanish-speaking interpreter
was an improvement from past ones and even though he might have botched Miss
Venezuela’s answer the judges looked past this discrepancy and awarded her
the crown anyway. It was painful to watch Miss Poland stammer in English but
blame the organizers for not having provided a Polish-speaking interpreter. In your opinion why does God allow
natural disasters to happen on earth? Because God I think God want to show bad
people how to how to how to love together our God to love
everyone and I think in our word should be wrong side and better and a good side.
I attended my first Miss Earth pageant when it was held in Manila in late
November 2014. During the top eight Q & A portion miss Brazil
Leticia Silva was asked by one of the judges,
“When can you say that a woman is truly empowered?” Miss Switzerland Shayade Hug
helped translate the question to mMiss Brazil but Miss Brazil replied in
Portuguese. Host Justin Breton thanked Miss Brazil but Justin commented “That sounds good to me.” He further commented asking the audience
“Anybody else?” – by that he meant did someone else agree with him that Miss
Brazil’s answer sounded good to him? Then a frustrated miss Brazil asked
Justin to let Miss Switzerland interpret her answer but Miss Switzerland
apologized that she was not the interpreter for Miss Brazil: “I’m so sorry.
I’m not the translator for Miss Brazil.” but Miss Switzerland interpreted it as “A
woman is empowered if she can do what she wants. It comes from the inside, from
the heart.” This episode is one of the most embarrassing moments in the history
of Miss Earth though not as disgraceful as the infamous 2012 alleged bribery
scandal video. Oh oh uh can someone please tell host James Deakin to stop
yelling the name of the country? There you have it – the five things that I
hate about Miss Earth. Do you agree or disagree? Ccomment below. If you like this
video please give it a thumbs up, like and share. Thank you for watching guys! In
my next vlog I will reveal the top 18 favorites for the Miss Earth 2019 crown.
See you then. Bye!

14 thoughts on “5 Things I Hate About Miss Earth

  1. I’m not really bothered by overlooking the citizenship issue..after all, there’s no Puerto Rican citizenship either and there’s more than one way to define nationhood. I’m happy to see territories and disputed areas compete. But it doesn’t make sense that Miss Earth would allow a Miss Reunion or Martinique, but not a Miss Hawaii as their political status is identical..states.

  2. Another problem is the food, sone days they provide only pork based food which Muslim contstants can't take. And vegetarian contestants often go hungry since they only provide meat

  3. What I hate about Miss Earth?
    1. Karen Ibasco, Jessica Trisko, Angelia Ong, Karla Henry…. These beauties are facially mediocre and commercially unsuccessful. Also have u noticed that Miss Earth always give priority to candidates with Filipino blood or background?
    2. The pageant itself is boring and very barrio-like, trying hard to be a Miss Universe when it comes to production.
    3. The buying of the crown controversy of Lorraine Schuck in 2012 when Russian investigative journalists are trying to buy the Miss Earth title for Russia and it was caught on tape.
    4. Sexual Harrassment cases
    5. Food and accommodation… Don't forget the plastic chairs.

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