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Jan 31, 2017

The real reason why Raquel Pelissier (Miss Haiti) lost the Miss Universe crown

Raquel Pelissier Miss Haiti 2017

When Raquel Pelissier (Miss Haiti) stepped on the Miss Universe's stage, Haitians all over the world cheered with joy and emotion.


Because for the first time in a long time, we had a chance to show the world the hidden beautiful of Haiti through her. 

Like you, I was glued to the TV screen. I was restless, and I could not wait for here to clinch the title.

But when she made it to the top six best contestants, a sudden fear quickly dawn on me. Quietly in my head, I started asking questions.

One of them was: Will Haiti cost Raquel Pelissier the crown?

Hold on! Let me explain.

Remember, the country of the person who wins the 2017 crown must host Miss Universe the following year.

For example, in 2016 the Philippines won, so they get to host the pageant in 2017. Right?

Therefore, if Miss Haiti had won in 2017, Haiti would have to host Miss Universe in 2018? Imagine that?

This would have been an amazing opportunity for Haiti to shine. But we must be honest with ourselves by asking this heart-wrenching question:

Do we seriously think that the Miss Universe Committee would want to organize such a prestigious event in Haiti?

The answer is clearly NO. We can agree to disagree on this one, but I firmly believe it. We can debate this in the comment box below.

They way the beauty pageant business works

The beauty pageant business is highly concerned with beauty and perception. Unfortunately, the world generally doesn't think of Haiti as a beautiful country. They dubbed Haiti the poorest country in the western Hemisphere.

Trust me, that label was in the back of the head of the judges as they were deciding who they would proclaim the winner. That perception is the key to how Haiti costs Raquel Pelissier the crown.

I am not taking anything away from Miss France. But we must be honest. If Haiti was as developed as even the Dominican Republic, we could have won. 

And if she was representing any developed nation, there is no way she would have lost.

You see, we all suffer when the leaders of our country do not take their job seriously. They steal and waste the country's resources, and we share the consequences.

So, Miss Raquel lost the Miss Universe crown because of the stigmas we continue to accept. We cannot blame anyone, but ourselves.

Anyway, she made us proud, and I hope the world would now see us a little bit differently. Lots of love and kisses to our Raquel Pelissier.

We could not have had a better person to represent us. Congratulations!

You disagree? Leave your comment below, then share on Facebook.



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