miércoles, 7 de septiembre de 2011

Miss Columbia reprimanded for not wearing panties

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Miss Colombia 2010, Catalina Robayo, has been going commando under her gowns. Photo by Getty Images

Eighty-nine pageant winners from around the world have arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil to compete in the annual Miss Universe pageant, and while it's hard to predict a beauty queen,  Miss Colombia has been getting a lot of attention. Catalina Robayo, 22, has been accused of going commando under her pageant gowns and officials are not pleased to say the least.

A source told Fox News, "Colombia had to be spoken to and told she needed to wear underpants as what she was doing was totally inappropriate. People have been pretty upset by it; there have been photos and media appearances where she has completely had her crotch out." Yikes. If that's true that's one heck of a wardrobe malfunction.

Paula Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization attempted to shed light on the situation, telling Fox News,  "There were several girls in short dresses which is was (sic) a little concerning, but when I saw the [commando] picture on the front page of one of the local papers and was very, very surprised...Our supervisors talked to all of the contestants about dressing appropriately, and one of our PR people spoke to [Robayo] and apparently she said she was wearing underwear. But regardless, it created quite a stir here for a few days."

To be honest, we don't think it's terrible for a pageant girl to go sans underwear in some of her clingy dresses, as long as nothing can be seen. That said, a seamless thong would probably do the job just as well. But Robayo's panty situation is not the only wardrobe scandal at the Miss Universe competition. Apparently the bikini bottoms provided by sponsor Catalina Brasil Swimwear were returned after being deemed inappropriate for TV. Shugart told Fox News, "The costumes were beautiful, but they sent us the first round of competition suits and being by a Brazilian designer they were definitely a lot smaller than we’re used to or most of the contestants are used to. We delayed our shoot so we could add material to the bottom; otherwise we were going to have serious problems on television. [The designers] were a little surprised, they knew we were a little more conservative but…they took them back and they turned out really well."

Maybe if there was such a problem with the bikinis there shouldn't be a swimsuit competition at all! The whole thing just sounds confusing. Where do you draw the line between revealing and raunchy? Sexy and sleazy? One pageant photographer told Fox News that the competitions have become less uptight over the years, but part of us have always found pageants to be degrading. Besides, with all the scandals surrounding pageant winners being de-crowned for various reasons, perhaps we shouldn't be looking to this women as role models in the first place.

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