Miss Universe Body Paint Photos Stir Controversy – Yahoo! TV Blog

This year, the Miss Universe pageant is using photos of contestants, including Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, in nothing but body paint to promote the August 23 event, and it has one former pageant organizer crying foul.

Angie Meyer, described as a “former pageant-organization worker,” expressed her dismay with the photos to Fox News: “It’s alarming that this has been turned into a Playboy-esque masquerade, she said. “By implementing topless photos as part of the pageant process, they’re putting applicants in an extremely compromising position.”

The Miss Universe organization, which is co-run by the Trump Organization and NBC, says they arranged the Las Vegas photo shoot to celebrate the diversity of this year’s contestants. In a statement to Yahoo!, Lark-Marie Anton, vice president of marketing and public relations for pageant, defended the promotion: “The contestants who compete at Miss Universe are diverse, as they represent more than 82 countries around the globe. Many of their cultures embrace nudity,” she said.

[Photos: More from the controversial body paint shoot]

Pointing out that each contestant chose how much skin to show, and calling the photos “a form of artistic expression,” the final word from the organization was: “We feel the images captured are fashionable and cutting edge!”

[Flashback: Another Outcry Over Racy Miss USA Photos]

The Miss USA pageant, also co-run by the Trump Organization and NBC, did a similar stunt and faced similar scrutiny for their “Waking Up in Vegas” promotion for that pageant in May, which featured black-and-white photos of the Miss USA contestants wearing lingerie. Ratings for the event were slightly up from the previous year.


Miss Universe Organization Slammed for Racy Photos – ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/slideshow/photos-miss-usa-contestants-pose-lingerie-10615614

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YouTube – ASIA PACIFIC ON MISS UNIVERSE 2010 PAGEANT


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This are the strongest contenders of Asia on Miss Universe 2010 pageant that held in Las Vegas Nevada. August 23, 2010.
Most of the People around the world says that the new crowned Miss Universe for the year 2010, is an Asian beauty.
it is definitely, a great privileged to see an Asian women crowned again.
good luck and enjoy on my videos…
you may also visit…the top sites for this prestigious pageant….


YouTube – Miss Universe 2010 (Strong Delegates)


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Strong Delegates


ASIA PACIFIC AND DOWN UNDER

New zealand, philippines, korea, india, haiti,

EUROPEAN’S

albania, finland, kosovo, france, Netherlands, Russia, serbia, slovak republic, spain, sweden , ukraine

AMERICANS

brazil, canada, colobia, dominican republic, mexico, nicaragua, panama, peru, puerto rico, trinidad and tobago, uruguay, USA, Venezuela

AFRICAN

south africa

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