MISS UNIVERSE 2007
I have just learned that the latest edition of the Miss Universe pageant will be held in Mexico City next month. This piece of news would not be significant if we did not consider one thing: that this kind of events greatly contributes to expand a really unfortunate concept of beauty in general and especially of women´s beauty, that where image prevails over real substance, so to speak. We all know that those who buy that concept strive to fulfill it and normally tend to lead a very doubtful mind.
I am not one of those who think that beauty is just inner beauty. I think outer beauty does exist but it begins with an inner connection. I know not everybody believes that. I recently conducted an experiment (Hehehehe!) while being on vacation where I posted photos of two of my best friends on one of those friend´s connection internet sites. One of them is a very good looking guy, according to the media common stereotype; the other one is quite the opposite. The first one received 93 invitations (some of them accompanied with pretty weird proposals) from all kind of women in a period of time of 3 days; the second one received… cero. Why? Something´s wrong!
My father said my scientific experiment was a clear example of wasting time… I would not say so… I would rather call it science, though I am not sure yet about which one of them (Hehe..) but good enough to prove some of our concepts need to be improved, especially those ones which affect our perception of the other and not few times our own.