Anyways, the Miss Peru contestants win the AWESOME AWARD!
Names: Camila Canicoba, Melina Machuca, Juana Acevedo, Almendra Marroquín, Luciana Fernández, Bélgica Guerra, Romina Lozano,
Award Title: For Demonstrating Bravery and Integrity in Using Their Platform to Highlight a Social Issue While Giving the Middle Finger to Sexist Traditions
Contestants in the Miss Peru competition (and maybe others, I don't know), are required to give out their body measurements when they introduce themselves. This time they gave statistics regarding violence against women in their own country instead.
It looks like the contest organizers were even in on it. During the swimsuit competition, they projected news stories on the back wall regarding high profile domestic violence and abuse cases. The question period asked women what laws they would change to make women safer in their country.
This is AWESOME. A high five and a hug to all these women, as well as the contest organizers.
|Screen Shot: Youtube/Buzzfeed (via Elle Magazine)|
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