Saturday, October 30, 2010

Will China-Norway current diplomatic relations have an effect in Miss World results?

In little over than 5 hours, Miss World 2010 will be crowned. Most of pageant websites, including us, and betting agencies have the contestant from Norway as the absolute favorite for the crown. In early October, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Lui Xiabobo for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China. This sparked a diplomatic crisis between the government of China and Norway. 

Will this have an effect on Norway's chances of winning Miss World? We hope not and more importantly we hope that the Miss World results are not influenced or biased with international politics. It would be shameful to see the chances of a delegate harmed because of outside pressures and involvements as part of the common censorship methods from the government of the People's Republic of China. If Mariann Birkedal is not crowned, we hope it is because she did not deserve the title rather than because the government of China told you not to do so.

Keep the pageant free of politics, MWO!

The Times of Beauty Est. 2008