Marie Claire Statement On The ‘Miss Universe’ Piece Published 28 November

December 4, 2017 - miss universe

by: Marie Claire

4 December, 2017

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On 28 Nov 2017, we published a opinion square ‘Why we Have Mixed Feelings About Miss South Africa Winning Miss Universe’ on The op-ed, created by a calm producer, forked out that while Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’ win should be celebrated, and her success fêted with honour and joy, a eventuality was also an eventuality to indicate out that beauty pageants around a universe still miss different representation.

It is transparent from a comments perceived on a Facebook page over a past week that many readers felt we lacked honour for Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters’ delight and a implausible feat it represented, not usually for her privately though for all of us as South Africans. Many readers also felt that we unnecessarily brought politics and competition into an eventuality that is dictated to be unifying and celebratory.

The square was never dictated to minimise a clarity of triumph, sorcery and honour we as a nation felt during a crowning of Miss South Africa as Miss Universe (only a second time this has happened in a story of a pageant). To Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, we would like to echo a warmest, many frank congratulations for winning a pretension of Miss Universe.

As a announcement that prides itself on being during a centre of each review and whose goal it is to engage, perform and inspire debate, we value farrago of opinion and stories – both personal and concept – that are moving and empowering. It is never a enterprise to order or infuriate, though rather to rivet definitely on issues and topics that we feel are relevant.

Emilie Gambade

Group Brand Director

Associated Media Publishing

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