Stumbled onto this thread while looking for updates on DQ’d transgender contestant and started reading...
As a neutral bystander, I am left with the impression that this site is supporting a particular contestant. Between the avatar chosen and the overzealous reaction of “insider” comments of MTCW jumping to defend this contestant, it comes across as a bit impartial. Perhaps this is why some of the writers felt the need to point out the potential pitfalls of this otherwise perfect contestant. Just because you have been groomed from the Teen level to play the pageant game doesn’t necessarily mean it is “your turn to win”. Otherwise people might suggest that these pageants are fixed and what would be the point of anyone else turning up to compete against the girls groomed by the establishment?
The winner should be the contestant on the day of the pageant that is beautiful, looks great in the bikini, can walk with grace, is intelligent and articulate...and having all these previous prerequisites...should above all have a sparkle...something special that makes people relate to her and want her to succeed. You just can’t force it, girls either have it or they don’t !!! I believe this is what made Natalie Glebova successful in 2005 at Miss Universe. She was able to connect with the audience/judges.
I wish everyone would relax and stop being so defensive. This is supposed to be an open forum where people can say how they feel. I didn’t take any of the comments as being bashing or mean. It seemed to me that people were just sharing their insights on the whole situation. Besides...I didn’t see anybody jumping to Sahar Biniaz’s defence when somebody said she was too old and too short!!! (oh yeh, so with respect to height thing...based on MTCW’s previous comments can we assume that her chosen contestant is actually only between 5’9 and 5’10 in height, or is she the only contestant to tell the truth about that?)
Just saying...relax and let the girls have a fun experience and compete on the day