Yesterday I tuned into the Ms. Florida USA pageant. It was the first time watching the pageant even though I have been living in the state for about 5 years. I guess I was really bored.
So anywho to make a long story short I stopped watching the show about twenty minutes in. I was disgusted. The girls were gorgeous and before the semi-final sixteen females were selected I was excited to see the show. There was a ton of diversity representing different parts of Florida.
I know I’m not the only black person (or whatever ethnic group you happen to be apart of) that does this but I counted and there were quite a few black young women in the contest. They all looked great.
NONE OF THE YOUNG BLACK WOMEN WERE SELECTED TO COMPETE FOR THE FINALS
I changed the channel. Why were none of the females selected for the final sixteen black? I’m unsure of the process used to choose the final sixteen young women but, I feel as though at least one sista could have been selected to represent black women in the state of Florida. After doing some research I found out that the current Miss Teen Florida USA happens to be a gorgeous black woman named Mikyle Crockett. I was happy to see that but, I still wonder why no black women were selected for this pageant. I’m not going to bracket the selection process into a “racist” category however; I was unpleased with the lack of diversity represented by the semi-final sixteen competing.………
Maybe I was the only one that noticed -__- <—– major sarcasm intended #imjustsaying
My friend and I were discussing the lack of minority women seen in high fashion editorials earlier in the day so I’m assuming this is the reason why I felt the need to chant and rant about this. Something has gotta give…
Shout out to Lissette Garcia, a Cuban native from Miami that won for 2011 though!! Yay, for diversity!
This link shows the 50+ women competing for the 2012 crown. CLICK HERE I’m unsure of the current winner.