|Subject: A lot of girls were very upset with this parade. A select group were dressed in Ao Dais (the elegant Vietnamese dress) and put on special floats, while the rest wore pink t-shirts and rode on flat floats. Venezuela got to headline the whole thing. While the girls like Venezuela personally, they are disgusted with the favoritism she is getting. Apparently, some have refused to participate in events because of the favoritism. I notice Canada was wearing an Ao Dai. This information comes from Ines' blog, I'm told. (she's the National director of Miss Japan). I'm repeating this second hand, so treat it skeptically, or as rumour.