Abuja – The organizers of an international beauty pageant, Miss Worlds, have caused outrage by insisting that contestants in the pageant compete in their own hair.
Nigerian beauty pageant organizers have denounced this new rule as racist while a former Nigerian beauty queen has described it as a wicked ploy to make it impossible for Africans, most especially Nigerians, to win the crown.
A spokesperson for the international pageant revealed that judges already penalize contestants who have obviously undergone plastic surgery, thus it is only fair to also penalize contestants who fix other people’s hair to their heads during competition.
In a move that threatens to provoke further outrage, it is believed that the organizers are considering asking contestants of a certain race to provide childhood pictures to prove that their skins have not undergone any lightening procedures.
- Jowo Mabinu