courtesy of MissHumanityIntl
One more international beauty pageant to join the global fray – Miss Humanity International.
What is this competition all about and what is their mission?
For starters here is a brief introduction, as stated in its official website:
“Miss Humanity International is an innovative pageant with headquarters in Bridgetown, Barbados. Its sole objective is to promote and raise awareness about humanitarian causes worldwide. The pageant is open to young ladies ages 16-27 who have a strong passion for community & humanitarian service. We desire delegates to support charities that work to advocate against child labour, HIV/AIDS Discrimination, domestic abuse, genocide, sexual exploitation, human trafficking, hunger, lack of access to pure drinking water or discrimination, poverty. All national representatives are expected to engage in social activities with businesses and governments to benefit all of humankind through charitable causes.
The Miss Humanity International pageant is by far, the most extensive pageantry effort in promoting the host nation’s tourism industry. Hosting it in Barbados enables the country to reveal to the world its many beautiful facets, from the bustling cities, the idyllic towns to the sun-kissed beaches. With the country’s unique melting pot of cultures, memories of Barbados would linger the longest in the contestants’ minds.
The contest also serves as a platform to educate and promote tourism and cultural exchange among the participating beauty queens, the Miss Humanity International is the proverbial vehicle; capturing the essence of the host country and its way of life through the eyes of these beauties.”
Initially, you’d think that the whole thing is just one big tourism pitch for the Caribbean Island of Barbados. But let’s give the organizers some benefit of the doubt. It might have some really worthy objectives in the process of doing so. Hopefully.
As you have read in the immediately preceding post, Czarina Gatbonton will represent the Philippines.
Finals will be on October 22, 2011 at the Plantation Garden Theatre in Bridgetown.