Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Eye For Beauty Blog Most Robbed Beauty of 2014: #4

I wouldn't exactly call 2014 the "Year of Shocks" in terms of results. In most of the pageants I followed, the winner was always there amongst the favorite. In terms of national pageants, I'd say that the favorites did well. Rolene Strauss won Miss South Africa, Nia Sanchez won Miss USA, both winners in the Philippines were favorites, and other countries like France, India, Colombia and Mexico all crowned girls who were marked as front-runners. I predicted the winners of Miss World, Miss Universe, and Miss Earth. The only one of the big four pageants that produced a shock winner, or at least a few raised eyebrows, was Miss International.

The year's biggest shocks came from the inability of most of the pageant organizations to get their acts together. Miss Earth is still in the Philippines and is still trying to get rid of the corruption stigma after the Russian scandal a few years ago? Did a home victory help? Miss World was supposed to be the best festival ever in three countries, but turned into a low key event. There were very few events leading to the finale, but at least they were all classy, and it was evident that the organizers are trying to create some energy on stage at the finale. Miss International is apparently under new ownership, but the pageant is still a looong snoozefest. For the most part of 2014, we all wanted the real Miss Supranational to stand up... and eventually it did. The best effort from an organization came from Miss Grand International - it really is a pageant to watch. Their results left a bitter taste in my mouth though. And the worst effort: from Donald Trump's Miss Universe Organization. In an unprecedented move they failed to put on a show in 2014, moved it to 2015, and called it by it's anniversary while claiming it is actually still the 2014 edition. But will there be another one this year? Nothing is certain anymore with Miss Universe - their credibility has pretty much gone down the drain.

As for results, a few favorites were actually left out. You should have made it:

#4: Miss Earth Dominican Republic, Mayte Brito

Gorgeous Mayte is a pageant veteran. At the young age of 18, she competed for the Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2010 title and finished in fifth place. Later on she represented her country at Miss Global Teen where she was crowned Miss Global Teen 2010. Last year, Brito competed in the Miss World Dominican Republic Pageant. She was named the second runner-up and Miss Earth Dominican Republic and she was originally due to compete at Miss Earth 2015, but when the girl who supposed to go withdrew, Brito was sent to Manila to compete.

I think Mayte Brito is absolutely gorgeous and I was pretty certain that she would do very well at Miss Earth. Her beauty is just undeniable and a black winner at Miss Earth is also overdue. I am just in love with her skin tone and gentle eyes, so it's hard to imagine why the judges would ignore this beauty. I hope we see her in Miss Universe Dominican Republic again. She doesn't deserve to be left clapping. I am just wondering. Miss Global Teen is owned by Henrique Fontes of Global Beauties and they famously booted Miss Earth out of their Grand Slam system. Was her association with this pageant her downfall in Miss Earth? Would they have really been that petty?


  1. I want to see her at MW. Black Dominicans are so stunning.

  2. I love this girl so much.So gorgeous.I was shocked when she did not called as part of top 15.But I don't think her Miss Global Teen cost her inclusion.It is just a very minor pageant.Being part of GB's grandslam is not a big deal I think.Miss Earth is far more popular than GB so they don't need that site.Just look at the FB likes.