Instead of telling the audience their physical measurements, the beauty pageant contestants at Miss Peru 2018 gave feminist facts.
Gender motivated violence was addressed superbly at Miss Peru 2018, where beauty pageant contestants voiced stats on crimes against women instead of their bodies’ measurements.
As you know, there’s a part in most beauty pageants where the contestants are showcased along with the measurements of their height, weight, breasts and waist.
— The Life Pile (@thelifepile) August 8, 2017
However, this competition did things differently, and they were awesome at it.
Instead of telling us the obvious (that they look great), the contestants answered as such:
“My name is Luciana Fernández and I represent the city of Huánuco, and my measurements are, 13,000 girls suffer sexual abuse in our country,” said one contestant.
One by one, the women walked down the stage and gave a heartbreaking fact about the reality of being a women in the South American nation.
“My name is Camila Canicoba and I represent the department of Lima. My measurements are 2,202 cases of femicide reported in the last nine years in my country.”
(Femicide is when women are murdered simply because they are women).
In fact, the entire theme of Miss Peru 2018 was to highlight the violence women in the country battle on daily basis.
Romina Lozano, the pageant winner and Miss Peru 2018, said:
“I represent the constitutional province of Callaomy and my measurements are: 3,114 women victims of trafficking up until 2014.”
Here’s a link to the entire Miss Peru 2018 competition on YouTube: