HEADLINE HEALTH – Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu was crowned the new Miss Universe on Sunday night.
Photos of Ms. Sandhu raised immediate questions about her health and the possibility of anorexia or other eating disorder.
The 34-26-34 beauty queen stands 5′ 9-1/2″ tall, while her weight has been reported as 50 kilograms, or 110 pounds.
According a chart published by the National Institutes of Health, this places Ms. Sandhu 18 pounds below the minimum value for the normal range for a person of that height, which is 128 to 162 pounds (based on 5′ 9″).
Beauty pageants have long attracted criticism for projecting and rewarding unhealthy lifestyles, both physically and emotionally …
“Beauty pageants are not only toxic for women, but they have placed unrealistic beauty standards into younger girls, such as that women should be tall, thin, and conventionally beautiful in order to have successful lives.” – Nancy Beston, Feb 27, 2020, Rustler News
Beauty pageants send wrong message to girls everywhere
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN – Beauty pageants are a mainstay of American entertainment. Its contestants are celebrities put on pedestals for men to adore and women to envy. But at what cost?
Pageants set a bad example for our youth by subjecting the contestants to unhealthy scrutiny, placing emphasis on beauty over brains, requiring significant financial investment and detrimentally affecting self-esteem.
Women who participate in beauty pageants are critiqued before and after their crowning, much like presidential candidates. Any skeletons in their closets are outed for the world to see and judge.
Women are contractually obligated to “be of good health and moral character.”
If winners do not conform to these rules, they could be stripped of their title …