|Subject: Do you think most contestants in Miss USA 2018 will be non-white?|
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Date Posted: 02:26:23 05/15/17 Mon
In non-white, I would also include Hispanic of any race for statistical purposes.
I would say YES! The pageant is going that way. I can easily see 26 or more girls being non-white.
The direction IMG is taking is more diversity. Look at 2016/2017 Miss USA, 2016 Miss niverse. IMG has typical, liberal policies on race, which leads to more diversity. At times, it may be at a cost of a stronger Caucasian delegate. Missouri being included, despite the fact she is *only* a flight attendant is an example. At times, these policies may enable a racial minority contestant to stand an equal chance in more conservative states.
I see various states crowning many strong non-white AND/OR Hispanic girls next season. Many of them deserve the crown Prutha Patel - RI, Miso Jang - Idaho, Katherine Puryear - NC, Gen Saechao - WA, Julianne Chu - HI, Tianna Tuamoheloa - NV, Annie Jean-Baptiste - Maine, Degi Purev - IL, Laura Ezqueda - MI, India Simone - OH, Andreia Gibau - NY, Kaelyn Perez - FL, Chioma Ikpe - NJ, Nneamaka Isolokwu - AK, Albreuna Gonzaque - OK, Barron Rae Williams - AL, Jonťt Nichelle - CT, Bilikisu Adeyemi - DC, Brenda Smith-Lezama - GA, Rosie Nguyen - OR, Andrea Shen - PA, Kaymiesha Vital - Mass., Delesia Watson - VA., Muna Ali - MS,
Carmelle Jean-Francois - DE, Antonia Gore - MD and we are already at 26, without even talking about Texas or California.
I predict the record f African Americans from 2000 will be broken and we will see around 14-16 Black girls.
I can also see many brainy Asian delegates, both East Asian, and Indian. I believe IMG will want an East Asian/Indian or Pacific Islander winner in 2018.
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- Perhaps we might see Mississippi or Arkansas finally crown their first African-American USA delegate, or California crown their first Asian-American USA delegate. (NT) -- Basketball Fan, 02:29:33 05/15/17 Mon
- It's going to be a real bad Miss Equal Opportunity (MEO) title, no longer Miss USA.. (NT) -- State pageants would be confused in choosing the rightful winmers to send to this national equal opportunity pageant, 02:42:16 05/15/17 Mon
- Is this the end of the Miss Black America Pageant? (NT) -- Just wondering?, 07:07:46 05/15/17 Mon
- Alabama has never crowned a black at least not in the last 15 years or so (NT) -- Right?, 08:32:07 05/15/17 Mon
- Texas refuses to crown whites no matter what (NT) -- Hispanics only. War on whites in full throttle., 17:35:16 05/15/17 Mon
- No. The real question is how does this affect the makeup of contestants at the state level. We would have to look at this on a state-by-state basis. I would think it would affect the number of non-whites... slowly. As their numbers increase the percentage would naturally increase. (NT) -- Remember! "Economics happens at the margin" (google it if you must), 18:07:21 05/15/17 Mon
- Diversity??? Hogwash!!!! When has short hispanic girls every been represented? Until you crown a cute 1/2 American Puerto Rican or Cuban American, I don't want to here about diversity. They always get looked over. (NT) -- Mama sita, 18:23:26 05/15/17 Mon
- Tx please crown Hannah J. That comment about TX is wrong. Brook Daniel's and Brittany Booker, HELLO. (NT) -- Linda, 19:18:38 05/15/17 Mon
- There was a time in America when diversity mean the Irish, Italians, Puerto Ricans and Jews were allowed to dine in the same restaurant. For a time, Black people still had to carry out. I guess it's progress when the Irish, Italians, Puerto Ricans and Jews are lumped together under one tent. Post-diversity, when will we simply call each other Americans? Ten American women were named semi-finalists. Five Americans were finalists. An American won the title. We should be proud. (NT) -- Kathryn, 20:39:32 05/15/17 Mon
- I just threw up a little bit in my mouth (NT) -- -- Want to forget last night, 20:47:26 05/15/17 Mon
- SO many Miss that it is not about race but the underhanded thing IMG did: Lu Sierra's comments, state contest this year judging, IMG after contestants arrive and during the preliminary competition changing the rules on judging criteria, letting prelim judges judge finals with their already preconceived choices, making it a who has the better story competition,shoving the diversity agenda down our throats, making it readily apparent as in stating it on finale night unless you have a profession they approve of and the "smarts" to back it up you lose, a college education is mandatory to win, etc!!!! (NT) -- IMG lies are the problem, 20:52:07 05/15/17 Mon
- I think the opposite we had two black women back to back I don't see that being (NT) -- A third year. Directors would be smart not to go this direction, 20:59:14 05/15/17 Mon
- So now we are just going to name black people. Just because they are black does not mean they will (NT) -- Make it. The girls in the top 10 at USA were beautiful most of the people you mention are not, 21:50:55 05/15/17 Mon
- for the first time in my life, i'm more excited to follow state pageants (NT) -- so much joy, 21:56:27 05/16/17 Tue
- Given the 2000 census revealed 75% of Americans were non-Hispanic white, and the 2010 census showed 64% were non-Hispanic white, the trend is going to continue. Some predict by the year 2040, non-Hispanic whites will comprise less than 50% of the total U.S. population. So, in 25 years, the American population would not be accurately represented if more than 25 Miss USA contestants are non-Hispanic white. Whether you like it or not, diversity is going to be abundantly apparent in the near future. Perhaps IMG is simply ahead of the trend. When has "trendsetter" in popular culture ever had a negative connotation? (NT) -- Julie B., 22:53:00 05/16/17 Tue
- This is by far one of the lamest posts I have seen in FOREVER. There is NOTHING in this past pageant - or Miss Universe or last years pageant to indicate that it's turned into anything other than the usual Miss USA pageant. How many years have they crowned white winners back to back? Like almost ALL of them, so relax. -- Sheesh, 23:40:34 05/16/17 Tue
- Black folks tend to only support their own in pageants so given the judging panel there was no way all contestants had a fair shit (NT) -- Shot not shit lol, 08:19:00 05/17/17 Wed
- USA is no longer looking for the beauty that is interested in working in the entertainment industry do if that is where your future ambitions are best find another system; IMG is looking for the same thing as MAO pretty with intelligence and a profession that backs that up minus the talent! Is there not already a pageant exactly like that called Miss International?? (NT) -- IMG wants a Miss International/Miss America look alike! The new USA, 10:45:29 05/17/17 Wed
- What's funny is any one of these girls with their "high powered jobs and advanced degrees" that got them to the top ten would chuck it all in the garbage in two seconds for a successful career as an actress. (NT) -- What a joke 😂😂😂, 10:59:36 05/17/17 Wed
- Ironic IMG is looking for women with mega jobs but they're all trying to be in entertainment or they wouldn't have worked so hard to be at Miss USA (NT) -- Hilarious! They all aspire to be like Crystle Stewart, 11:07:28 05/17/17 Wed
- The crazy thing Cryslte is not a megawat actress. Are there any Miss USA's that have truly broken out in Hollywood? To me, the most popular is Kenya Moore. But I am sure there are others. (NT) -- Vegas, 11:44:24 05/17/17 Wed
- The point is, they would not have devoted so much time and energy to pageantry if they didn't want to be in the entertainment business, and to me, that's what makes IMG's new direction ridiculous. (NT) -- Whether it's Kenya, Crystle, Halle, Scarlett, or whomever they aspire to be like., 12:11:03 05/17/17 Wed
- The only true A List star to come through MUO is Halle Berry, and she didn't even win Miss USA. (NT) -- Basketball Fan, 13:31:39 05/17/17 Wed
- "Black folks tend to only support their own in pageants". Am I being punked right now? The idiocy of these posters is astonishing. (NT) -- racism abounds, 12:40:49 05/17/17 Wed
- No...all this pathetic non-sense that has been stirred up will be over with by the time the majority of the state pageants begin. (NT) -- ., 10:52:23 05/17/17 Wed
- I think the message of diversity has been overdone. We will now see a return to "may the best contestant win" but you better believe she will be intelligent and have somekind of accomplishments to share with the judges. (NT) -- ICEMAN, 12:14:18 05/17/17 Wed
- But it's always been this way. I do think it's really sad, however, that the young lady who attended community college and works with her mother in the family business will no longer have a shot even though she's intelligent and hardworking. This advanced degree, close to 30 winner of the past couple years is a little boring. (NT) -- I still think it's a sad direction for Miss USA., 12:28:16 05/17/17 Wed
- It certainly is more relevant than some 20 something year old mooching off mom and day so she could play Princess. I think its great that they are celebrating women who have done more with their lives than practicing the walk turns, sexy pouts, and personalized interview questions "where they can see both sides but..." People try to act like DT's T&A show was a phenomenal succes but how quickly we forget the criticisms and issues his pageants had. (NT) -- lolling, 13:34:54 05/17/17 Wed
- I personally don't think that a young lady who attends community college and works in the family business would be overlooked. I think the girls (those with and without colleged degrees) who may be overlooked are those who are only in the pursuit of being noticed/reassured of their beauty and being made famous for it instead of just being confident that they are beautiful and using skills and pursuing goals beyond just being a pretty face with a large social media following and a modeling portofolio. (NT) -- Tux, 15:42:45 05/17/17 Wed
- *college (NT) -- Tux, 15:49:04 05/17/17 Wed
- hope you're right because I know several in my state who, after seeing the pageant the other night, no longer want to compete. Girls who aren't upset about it, but girls who feel like, "why bother, I'm from a humble family, small town, have decent grades but not perfect and want to someday teach kindergarten-- they'll never pick me, I'm not a rocket scientist." That's the truth, too. I think it's silly tor IMG to try to pretend Miss USA is some great collection of Mensa women. It IS the entertainment business and why pretend it's some great intellectual pursuit. (NT) -- They all want to be famous and would bump their doctorates to be a star., 16:00:45 05/17/17 Wed
- So as far as crowning a Latina...Nia Sanchez?? (NT) -- How quickly people forget. Why not just crown the best?, 19:22:41 05/17/17 Wed
- Annie-Jean Baptiste is done with pageants. She is engaged and getting married soon. (NT) -- greg, 21:27:05 05/17/17 Wed
- supports IMG (NT) -- excellent, 12:12:44 05/18/17 Thu
- Having stated the new direction now, USA and Universe follow two complete different interests. For example in Universe, Iris hardly had a story. She was the usual pageant girl, elegant and eloquent, that was it. Lots of placements given to various business interestes (Philippines Indonesia and Thailand due to strong social media following), etc. etc. Sierra Leone? She HAD a story. Germany has been in 54 countries and has been working for doctors without borders, that WAS a story. Ecuador suffered the earthquake and her boyfriend died months later. That WAS a story. Honduras had a scandal about domestic abuse. Tanzania was gorgeous, with a story. None of those girls placed, in favor of business moves. So as far as USA goes we know now what is going on, Universe direction is a bit different with that pageant putting in the front girls from countries that could be 'ahem' potential hosts. (NT) -- L., 16:36:29 05/19/17 Fri