Is It Possible For A Beauty Pageant To Be Too Sexy?
That is the question directed at Miss Universe these days, as the organization has posed most of its 2010 contestants in almost nothing but body paint for a new set of promotional images.
Some think this goes too far.
"It's alarming that this has been turned into a Playboy-esque masquerade," Angie Meyer, a former pageant employee, told Fox News. "By implementing topless photos as part of the pageant process, they're putting applicants in an extremely compromising position."
"The contestants who compete at Miss Universe are diverse, as they represent more than 82 countries around the globe. Many of their cultures embrace nudity... We feel the images captured are fashionable and cutting edge!" This was the respond of Lark-Marie Anton, vice president of marketing and public relations for the organization.
What do you think?
(To view more pictures, check out http://www.stylelist.com/2010/08/16/miss