Where do they dredge up these beauty pageant contestants? Miss California lost her title because she dared to express her opinion, but remember Miss Teen South Carolina, who just didn’t ever come to grasp world geography?
Now comes Miss Panama, Giosue Cozzarelli, who announces that Confucious invented confusion and was the oldest Chinese person. Check out the video above.
Implications - Pageantry has garnered somewhat of subculture over the last few decades, with more and more niche pageants appearing to cater to different perceptions of beauty. The world of beauty pageants is a peculiar place full of competition and edginess. Ultimately, the common perception of hair spray and high heels no longer applies to the modern day pageant.
Miss Panama Channels Miss Teen South Carolina
1. Niche Pageants - The rise of niche pageants caters to different perceptions of beauty and disrupts the traditional world of beauty pageants.
2. Contestant Authenticity - Authenticity in contestants is becoming highly valued over scripted responses in beauty pageants.
3. Humor and Entertainment - Beauty pageants are becoming more about entertainment and humor rather than just beauty alone.
1. Beauty Pageants - Beauty pageants are an industry that is being disrupted by a desire for more authenticity and entertainment.
2. Entertainment - The entertainment industry has opportunities to capitalize on the shift in beauty pageant culture towards humor and entertainment value.
3. Fashion and Beauty - The fashion and beauty industries can benefit from the shift towards niche pageants and a more diverse representation of beauty standards.