Chrissy Teigen reacts on lack of diversity in Miss Teen USA
1 August 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Las Vegas, NV, United States (4E) – Sports Illustrated model Chrissy Teigen is not happy with Miss Teen USA as she gave her opinion on how the pageant lacked diversity.
The mother-of-one took to Twitter to say something about the 2016 Miss Teen USA competition when the top 5 was announced. For those who are not aware, the winner of the pageant is Miss Texas Teen Karlie Hay. The pageant was held at The Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. There were 51 ladies who competed for the crown.
The other contestants are Hay’s runner-up, Miss North Carolina Emily Wakeman , second runner-up Miss South Carolina Marley Stokes, Miss Alabama Erin Snow and Miss Nevada Carissa Morrow. The Miss Teen USA pageant’s official Twitter account shared a photo of the top five contestants and the wife of John Legend was quick to point out on Twitter that they have a lot of similarities when it comes to their physical attributes. All of them were white, blonde, and blue-eyed.
Teigen sarcastically tweeted: “Wow how can we chose from such a diverse bunch.” She followed it up with: “It's fiiiiiine . Not their fault. I'm sure they are delightful women. Just funny. I'm not gonna write a think-piece on a damn pageant.”
It seems that Teigen was not the only one who noticed the similarities of the final contestants for the 2016 Miss Teen USA. One Twitter user joked, “Wow this girl from 5 different states.” Another wrote that the contestants all look the same. Twitterverse was buzzing with the lack of diversity of the top 5 contestants for the annual pageant.
A spokesperson for Miss Teen USA did not immediately about the matter.
Despite the backlash, the Miss Teen USA pageant was praised weeks ago after it was announced that the swimsuit competition has been scrapped out. The decision was made in order to show support for feminism and equality.