The whole nation is proud of Manushi Chillar, Miss World 2K17. Every Indian is basking her success. But, I would be lying if I said this didn’t make me think about Beauty Contests. The first question that cropped up in my mind was ‘WHY ARE THERE STILL BEAUTY PAGEANTS?’ It is sick to judge beauty based on a standard which is way too Eurocentric. How can you judge beauty when it doesn’t have a single form?
Oh wait, beauty contests have QnA round. So it is all about ‘Beauty with purpose/brain’. If you believe so, why is there not a plus size woman or a short woman? The truth is that these beauty contests are trying to put us inside a box in the name of beauty standards. They are setting a very bad example for the future generations.
Teen girls fall prey to this. They consider Miss World/Miss Universe as their role models and follow their foot steps blindly. The irony is that those women who were once crowned as Miss World or Miss Universe are not even flaunting their natural body or looks. Be it Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka Chopra or Sushmita Sen all of them went under the knife to enhance their beauty. So what is the point in crowing them if they can’t even flaunt their natural body or looks with ease and confidence. If you think these women are the real Miss world you are absolutely wrong.
The real Miss World is a ‘woman with a broad smile on her face’, ‘a woman who juggles between her personal life and work life’, ‘a woman who flaunts her body naturally with at most confidence and ease’. Those women are the real Miss World.
Beauty is in the eye of beholder. Let us create our own definition of beauty. Beauty is not about what others think about you. Everyone of us are beautiful and we must believe that. We are all beauty queens without tiaras! Let us create a beautiful world by spreading positivity and love.. Celebrate beauty everyday and in all the forms.