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Beauty pageants such as Miss Universe attract a hell of a lot of negative attention daily, especially since Donald Trump owns one. Anything he owns usually turns to ash, TBF.

From those who feel it's concepts are totally outdated for the modern world, to those expressing concern over how problematic the notion of 'swimsuit bodies' is, pageants are often in the spotlight for scandals.

Once again, pageants are in the media after Miss USA, Sarah Rose Summers, was filmed mocking foreign beauty queens and even IMITATING THEIR ACCENTS at the Miss Universe competition.

Can you believe?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This is beyond clueless. 

The sexism surrounding the pageants is bad enough, without the racism added to the pile of problems. Summers can be heard saying;

"Miss Cambodia is here and doesn’t speak any English, and not a single other person speaks her language. Could you imagine?"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Summers then went on to mock yet another contestant, Miss Vietnam, saying:

"She’s so cute and she pretends to know so much English."

Not only did she mock her for her lack of English (as if Summers knows anything about being bilingual), she then made fun of how Miss Vietnam spoke.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Summers has since posted an apology after the internet went absolutely mad at her, understandably.

She wrote:

"In a moment where I intended to admire the courage of a few of my sisters, I said something that I now realise can be perceived as not respectful, and I apologise."

I mean, why did she say 'can be perceived' as disrespectful? It's straight up normalised racism, gal.

Own up to it, and check yourself, Regina George. *sigh*

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Rozanna Purcell found the scariest Halloween costume of all time… for bloggers at least.

The Miss Universe Ireland winner hilariously dressed as a troll this year. #winning

She wore a nude, sparkly playsuit with a classic, pink troll wig.

Posing with her laptop, the lifestyle blogger held a sticky note with a trolling comment. She then plastered a bunch more of the spiteful sentences on her computer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Every bloggers worst nightmare,” the model said.

“ HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I'll be handing out shitty pointless comments all night on sticky pads, on people's backs because obviously I'm that much of nob.

“Those who don’t know what a troll doll is. Firstly you make me feel old, secondly [scroll to the right].”

Her second photo is an image of a vintage troll doll from childhood days, although if you didn’t already know that you probably grew up under a rock.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Her costume is brilliant and were snapping we didn’t think of it first.

It is a cheeky nod to all the online haters out there who have nothing better to do than troll people’s profiles.

Loads of her followers have commented on the pic, saying how clever Rozanna is.

“That is absolutely genius! Love it!” said one comment.

“You’re killing it,” said another.

We love the cheek of her and officially mark Rozanna down as an absolute Halloween legend.

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After a fabulous Pride month, there is another huge reason to keep the celebrations going in the LGBTQ community. 

For the first time ever, a transgender woman has been victorious in the competition for the Miss Spain title. 

Angela Ponce took home the crown on June 29th, beating out 22 other contestants. 

And now she'll take it one step further, by competing to become the next Miss Universe in the Philippines this December. 

Angela took to Instagram to share her joy at this momentous achievement. 

''Today I have fulfilled a dream that I always had,'' she wrote in Spanish. ''I'm going to the @missuniverse, with the awareness and commitment to carry forward a message of inclusion, respect, tolerance, love for oneself, love for others.''

Social media has largely backed Angela's victory, with one user saying that, ''trans can participate in any scenario, in the perspective of an inclusive society.''

Others were not so happy with the news, with one person commenting that, ''I agree that it is a revolutionary idea in pushing the definition of a woman. On the other side, I don't wanna lose the essence and tradition of our most loved pageant.''

This win is a monumental step when you think of the fact that until six years ago, trans women were actually banned from entering the contest. 

According to Express, the rules were changed after trans model Jenna Talackova threatened legal action against the competition. 

President Paula Shugart later said, ''we have a long history of supporting equality for all women, and this was something we took very seriously.”

Hopefully this means that more inclusion in pageants worldwide will soon be a reality. 

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A Muslim beauty queen competing in the Miss Universe Great Britain pageant has made history this week by becoming the first woman to wear a kaftan during the competition's bikini section.

Pageant officials agreed that Muna Jama could “wear a cover-up if she chose” after she insisted she would not compete in a swimsuit.

According to the Metro newspaper, the 27-year-old said: “I wouldn’t wear a bikini to a beach, so I’m not going to wear one in a competition to score points.”

Instead, Muna walked in a long brightly-coloured kaftan, a statement choker and some killer hoops earrings – and basically put all the other contestants to shame while doing it.

 

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“It takes bravery, emotional resilience and most importantly surrounding yourself with strong minded people who are prepared to make great sacrifices to welcome permanent and positive change. I may not be able to unwrite a moment in my life but I know a moment will never define me,” she wrote in an emotional Instagram post.

“I thank everyone who stood beside me and believed in my vision.”

And as if Muna wasn't enough of a boss a** b**ch, she is also the co-founder of the start-up, Cloudless Research, an organisation set up the address the issues of child abuse and illegal migration.

“We aim to reduce the number of victims channelling the Mediterranean Sea through education and encouraging new legislations in the country of origin.”

Basically she is an absolute queen and even though she didn't win the qualifier to the Miss Universe competition, she has definitely made her mark on the pageant industry.

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Steve Harvey had the most awkward and embarrassing time EVER when he announced the wrong winner of Miss Universe on Sunday. 

And since then, social media has been ravished with memes and gifs slagging poor Steve.

But Justin Bieber – who is no stranger to slipping up in front of the camera, we might add – decided to hop on the bandwagon and post a gas meme. 

Some genius photoshopped a picture of Mr Harvey onto Justin's Sorry single artwork and added, "Is it too late now to say sorry?" to the picture.

And when the Biebs saw it, he couldn't help but share it immediately.

He did show love to Steve though, writing in his caption, "It's so sad but this is too funny had to post no disrespect."

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Ah, the classic beauty pageant.

We all know the drill by now: the beautiful models, the glitzy dresses, the sashes, the super awkward if not creepy hosts, the horrendous talent portion and of course the crowning of the winner as she weeps delicately. 

So what happens when you accidently lose the crown? Well, this was the mare faced by the organisers of the Miss Universe Ireland pageant which is taking place tomorrow. 

The headpiece, which is specifically commissioned by a company in the US, was reportedly stolen from the studio of the pageant organiser, Evan Doherty. Uh oh!

"The crown was left in my studio and someone broke in and grabbed it. So there’s someone walking around Dublin now with a very nice looking piece." 

The pageant was inevitably thrown into absolute chaos and Evan had no choice but to get in touch with the American company in order to request an emergency crown. 

Well, you can all breathe a sigh of relief because the company arranged for a replica headpiece to arrive just in time for the grand final. What good luck! 

The trauma sounds remarkably similar to a curious incident that befell another prestigious Irish event, the Miss Ireland pageant, back in 2011. According to reports, the crown also went missing the day before the pageant following a photo shoot. 

The missing crown miraculously turned up the next day, just in time for the final. 

The winner of tomorrow's pageant will go on to represent Ireland in the Miss Universe pageant taking place in Las Vegas in December. 

Twenty-two girls will be vying to impress the judges who include Irish model Roz Purcell in order to win a seemingly endless supply of beauty products, a modelling contract and the opportunity to represent Ireland in Vegas. 

And she will, thank goodness, have a crown. 

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