This message is meant for Crystal Newman Kavulu, Rose Kabaireho, Blanche Majoro, Judith Owembabazi and Cedric Babu.
“Who are they?” I hear you ask.
They are the Ugandan judges who have just chosen an ugly, ugly, ugly girl to be Miss Uganda.
Those judges, astonishingly, decided that Phiona Bizzu will be Miss Uganda 2012.
Really?! Seriously? Even in the winners’ photograph above (courtesy of New Vision, Uganda) one can see that Ms. Bizzu has the personality of a dead fish.
She cannot smile, her head is too big, her face is too wide, her forehead too prominent, her lips are too big for her face, her winning wave is skewed, likely because her hands are also too big (goodness, is there anything that is not life-sized about this woman?), and her make-up application left her looking shiny in the lights. Looking at the picture, I keep going back to the paddle that is Bizzu’s hand, with the scary thought running through my mind that she would do extensive damage with it if she were to slap someone.
Yes, yes, yes. These days judges claim these that they are also looking for intellect and personality in the girls they choose. But the truth is that no one, no one, has ever noticed your personality from across the room. It is always looks, looks, looks that attract us to people. So, to choose such a plain girl flies in the face of old-fashioned common sense.
Apart from the crown on her head, there is nothing to recommend this village bumpkin of a woman.
If you think Ms. Bizzu stands any chance of making an impression beyond the judges who chose her, consider what rating you would give her against Canadian contestant, Jenna Talackova (above) who, mind you, didn’t win when she recently competed for the Miss Universe crown in her country.
Had I been on the panel, I would have focused more on a girl like Nina Mirembe.
She, too, would likely struggle to make an impression on the international stage but at least she has the facial features and the attractiveness that makes some waves if she is groomed right and gets a make-up artist who knows what he/she is doing.
Poor Phiona Bizzu. She is going to go up against women like Olivia Culpo of the USA. Even against Jenna Talackova Bizzu wouldn’t get a second look-in from international judges. And Talackova was once a man!
You thus have to shake your head in wonderment at the level of incompetence (ignorance?) the Ugandan judges displayed in choosing the lump of coal they did. Does anyone really give them any kind of yardstick to use? Do they get any kind of prepping to ensure that they know what to look for before they sit down in the judges’ chairs?
And below is Leila Lopes, a Namibian beauty who won – and you can actually see why. And Uganda’s judges thought that Phiona Bizzu can compete at this level?!!
The mind boggles.
- Miss Uganda finals
- Miss Pennsylvania resigns, alleging fraud
- Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo’s journey to the crown
- Transgendered beauty queen Jenna Talackova falls short at Miss Universe Canada (vancouversun.com)
- Move over Kim Kardashian! Bad Black takes the biscuit in Uganda (sebaspace.wordpress.com)
- Why Ugandan girls don’t win beauty pageants