Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Pinay to take centerstage at the Miss International 2009

The Filipina is a beautiful person, inside and out. She stands out from the crowd with her morena skin, disarming smile, deep dark brown eyes and long, silky hair. But colonial mentality has progressed in such a way that some of us see a different kind of Filipina – mestiza or fair-skinned, a lighter shade of hair and a number may have opted for physical enhancements.

But then again, beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say. And in a country where beauty pageants abound, when someone is crowned the winner, we better believe it that she’s the fairest of them all. Yet when a Filipina gets a title outside her own country, you would know that there is more to her than her winning smile or beautiful gowns. Read more article..

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